August 2023: I have moved to Harvard University to start as a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Nicholas Bellono. Together, we will be taking a curiosity-driven approach to probe how various aquatic/semi-aquatic animals adapt to their ecological niche!
May 2023: Successfully defended my PhD!
November 2022: New article published in the Journal of Neurophysiology! Here, we show that utricular hair cells of the plainfin midshipman exhibit reproductive state-dependent changes in auditory sensitivity.
August 2022: The final article from my master's thesis has been published in the Journal of Neurophysiology! Here, we investigate toadfish utricular afferent sensitivity to auditory inputs during passive and active movements.
October 2021: I was awarded the University of Minnesota Distinguished Master's Thesis award for my graduate work "The effect of biological and anthropogenic sound playbacks and self-generated movement on the hearing sensitivity of the oyster toadfish, Opsanus tau".
July 2021: My advisor, Dr. Joe Sisneros, and I were selected as a recipient of the HHMI Gilliam Fellowship, which will provide research, education, and outreach support for the next three years. Check out the press release from the HHMI and Marine Biological Lab.
June 2021: I was awarded a position as a predoctoral fellow on UW's Auditory Neuroscience Training Grant (NIH T32).
January 2021: New article on age-related loss of auditory sensitivity published in Hearing Research.
September 2020: New article published in Fish Physiology and Biochemistry with Drs. Ros Putland and Allen Mensinger!
September 2020: New article on the utricular auditory sensitivity of the plainfin midshipman published in the Journal of Experimental Biology!