Currently, I am a Ph.D. student in the lab of Dr. Joseph Sisneros at the University of Washington. The Sisneros Lab utilize Zebrafish (Danio rerio) and Plainfin Midshipman (Porichthys notatus) to investigate the functions of the teleost auditory system. I am primarily interested in investigating the auditory neural mechanisms of sound source localization in free-swimming midshipman fish and the auditory sensitivity of the midshipman utricle.
Previously, I was a M.S. student at the University of Minnesota - Duluth in the lab of Dr. Allen Mensinger. While in the Mensinger Lab, I utilized behavioral, physiological and neurobiological techniques to investigate the effects of anthropogenic sound exposure on the auditory sensitivity of the Oyster toadfish (Opsanus tau). Additionally, I investigated the effects of swimming on toadfish lateral line and inner ear sensitivity.