June 14, 2022
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Virtual event, register for link
Tahra Eissa (she/her/hers), Ph.D., Research Associate, Dept. Applied Math, University of Colorado Boulder
The Impacts of Environmental Features on Decision-Making Strategy
Dr. Tahra Eissa completed her undergraduate degree in bioengineering at Cornell University, motivated by her work with the special needs community. Her graduate work at the University of Chicago with Dr. Wim van Drongelen and initial postdoc at Columbia University with Dr. Catherine Schevon focused on identifying biomarkers for locating the seizure focus in epilepsy patients. Her current postdoctoral position at the University of Colorado Boulder with Dr. Zachary Kilpatrick pivoted her focus to study how humans adapt their decision-making strategies to their environment. She is now combining these two interests to study how the brain implements these flexible strategies and what happens when there are cognitive deficits.