PhD, UMASS Medical School, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Postdoctoral Fellowship, UMASS Medical School, Department of Medicine
I use primary cell culture to examine sex-dependent differences in developing striatal neurons. In particular, I am investigating the role of opioids like oxycodone and the role of the signaling molecule nitric oxide on neuronal morphology. The majority of my research involves veterinary students in the DVM program.
I am also conducting pedagogical research in the DVM program. This research entails the use of short videos and case studies to enhance motivation and deepen learning in the first-year courses I direct in the DVM program.