Research/Areas of Interest:

GABA type A receptors mediate inhibition in the brain and are functionally regulated via post-translational modifications. Phosphorylation of different subunits has been shown to mediate trafficking and targeting of receptors to different synapses. I am investigating the regulation of GABAAR accumulation and stability in inhibitory synapses through kinase activity, and how disrupted inhibition can contribute to pathology such as epilepsy and mood disorders.    


BS, Neuroscience, SUNY College at Geneseo, Geneseo, NY