I am currently a fifth year graduate student in Dr. Shaowen Bao's laboratory at the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at the University of California at Berkeley. Before beginning my PhD, I worked under Dr. Katherine Narr at the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging at the University of California, Los Angeles, studying structural and functional deficits in the brain related to schizophrenia and other neurological disorders using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). Even before that, I graduated from Scripps College in Claremont, California, in 2006 with my bachelor's degree in neuroscience (cellular/molecular track).
My research interests include:
- Mechanisms of auditory plasticity
- The influence of auditory experience on development
- Computational models of audition
- Processing of natural sounds including music and language
- Neuroimaging of psychopathologies, neuroimaging methods
- Attention, learning, and memory