I completed my PhD in Neuroscience under the direction of Larry Feig, PhD.
My work focused on investigating Ras-GRF1, a calcium activated Ras nucleotide exchange factor, and its role in regulating habituation to stress in mice. Previous work in the Feig lab has demonstrated an adolescent female specific response to 3-day restraint stress in our knockout model. I sought to understand the specific pathways responsible for this gender and age specific effect in short-term stress as well as habituation to this stress.
I am now completing the fourth year of medical school.