I’m currently a third year PhD student in Psychological & Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College working with Matthijs van der Meer. My research focuses on understanding the content of internally generated hippocampal sequences, commonly known as “replay”, and how they relate to the structure of memory and motivational states. I study these phenomena using in-vivo electrophysiology in rats and state-of-the-art computational methods.

I am also a strong advocate of open science and multidisciplinary approaches. Borrowing from the adage of translational research, I believe that a “scopes to scanners” approach will be required to understand how circuit level computations instantiate person-level phenomena. That is, there is an increasing need to bridge the gap between animal electrophysiology (scopes) and human fMRI (scanners) research. As such, I am always looking for ways to stimulate collaboration between human and non-human researchers using experimental and computational approaches.

TL;DR - If you’ve got a crazy idea you want to try in rats, let me know!