Biography & Research:
My research is motivated by the need to better understand the pathophysiology of brain dysfunction. Specifically, my interests include the neural basis of neuropsychiatric disorders and cognitive aging, including changes in memory, decision-making, and olfaction. I have experience in a variety of cognitive and behavioral neuroscientific methods, including psychophysical testing, EEG, structural and functional MRI, diffusion tensor imaging and magnetic resonance spectroscopy, that are useful for evaluating brain-behavior associations. The primary purpose of my research is to strengthen empirical knowledge about brain and behavior associations to better understand cognitive disturbances, particularly in neuropsychiatric and aging populations.