NICE TO MEET YOU!
PhD Candidate at NYU
sex differences in the brain
What I Do
I'm broadly interested in primate brain evolution. In particular, I'm fascinated by the impact of sexual selection on primate cognition, neuroanatomy, and gene expression, and how this relates to the emergence of human neurological disorders. My dissertation will address this topic through both broad comparative analyses and targeted within-species studies. I will be considering multiple levels of brain organization, including brain region volumes, sulcal morphology, and gene expression.
Besides writing R code and looking at brains all day... I'm a passionate Teacher and I mentor some wonderful ladies (who are sure to be future STEM leaders)! Kimberly and I worked together to get her a DART research grant, and she has since graduated from the Teacher's College of Columbia. Zofia and Etta learned bioinformatics in our lab through the NYU ARISE program for high school students, and are now both undergrads at some amazing universities. Gabby and Varvy are wonderful NYU undergrads who sequenced candidate genes in our lab as a part of the NYU DURI program.
I am thankful for every day spent learning something new. Leaving Wall Street was the best decision I've ever made.
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A selection of papers and projects I am/have been involved with:
Thank you to everyone who supports me and my research!