Research

I work in the lab of Horacio de la Iglesia as a student in the Graduate Program in Neuroscience and a Washington Research Foundation Innovation Graduate Fellow in Neuroengineering. My research combines electrophysiological, genetic, behavioral and computational methods to study how the brain regulates sleep and circadian rhythms. In collaboration with William Catterall at UW and Franck Kalume at Seattle Children’s Hospital, I’m studying the neural mechanisms of sleep disturbance in Dravet syndrome, a severe form of childhood epilepsy and autism. I’m also investigating how common challenges to the circadian system like jet lag and shift work can contribute to the etiology of mood disorders. Links to future publications on this work will go here, and you can find my CV as of October 2017 here.