2020 - present | Postdoctoral Fellow | Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York
Advised by Kanaka Rajan (in collaboration with Karl Deisseroth)
Constructing large-scale, data-driven recurrent neural network (RNN) models of whole-brain larval zebrafish recordings to model interactions between multiple brain regions.
2017 - 2020 | Postdoctoral Fellow | University of Geneva, Switzerland
Co-advised by Gregoire Courtine, Marco Capogrosso, and Tomislav Milekovic
Studied sensorimotor integration during reach and grasp using multi-area recordings of sensorimotor cortex, the evolution of neural dynamics throughout functional recovery from cervical spinal cord injury, and developed brain-spine interfaces to restore reaching and grasping after cervical spinal cord injury and alleviate gait deficits in a primate model of Parkinson’s disease.
2011 - 2017 | Doctoral Student | Northwestern University, Chicago
Advised by Lee Miller
Applied the “neural manifold” framework to understand neural population dynamics in behavior and developed population-level analyses to characterize interactions between cortical areas.
2010 - 2011 | Whitaker International Scholar | Blue Brain Project, EPFL, Switzerland
Advised by Henry Markram
Studied models of synaptic plasticity within a large-scale cortical simulation and spiking neural networks.
2008 - 2010 | Undergraduate Research Fellow | University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
Advised by Doug Weber
Developed reservoir computing models to improve limb state decoding from cat Ia afferent recordings