I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Fair lab. I received my PhD from the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh, working in the laboratory of Bita Moghaddam. My dissertation work focused on characterizing dopamine function in adolescent rats. In the Fair lab, I will be using my background in developmental neuroscience to study functional connectivity in the brain of children with ADHD. Additionally, I will be involved in various outreach initiatives targeted towards minority populations, with a goal of teaching kids (and their families) about the brain and recruiting them to be part of our imaging studies.
I am a post-doc in the Fair lab, where I am using modeling and fMRI data to find correlations between ionic currents and changes in brain connectivity. I obtained my PhD from the University of Minnesota in the department of Biomedical Engineering, under the tutelage of Theoden Netoff. I have a Masters Degree on Control Engineering and Automation from Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico and a BS on Biomedical Engineering from Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico.
I received my PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oregon, where I worked with Drs. Phil Fisher and Jennifer Pfeifer. My pre-doctoral research and clinical training focused on how early exposure to stress impacts children's development, and the potential ameliorative effects of targeted intervention. For my dissertation, I used fMRI to examine developing brain systems during infancy in the context of a common form of family stress, conflict between parents. I completed my clinical internship in pediatric psychology at the Child Development & Rehabilitation Center at Oregon Health & Science University. As a post-doctoral fellow in the Fair Lab, I will build on my previous work by examining prenatal influences on early developing brain systems, gaining skills in advanced modeling of functional brain systems, and testing trajectories of brain development as mediators between environmental influences and emerging behavioral indicators of mental health. I will continue to engage in clinical assessment and intervention with children and families at OHSU under the supervision of Drs. Joel Nigg and Danny Duke.