curriculum vitae


Ph.D. Neuroscience
University of Texas, Austin, Texas
2010 - 2015
B.S. Physics
Robert D. Clark Honors College, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
2004 - 2008


Assistant Professor
Studying cortical synaptic networks in health and disease
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2021 - Present
Postdoc, (PI) David Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.
Focus: sensory computations in ferret cortex
Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, Jupiter, Florida
2015 - 2021
PhD Graduate Research, (PI) Nicholas J. Priebe, Ph.D.
Focus: visual neuroscience and sensory computations
Institute of Neuroscience, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
2010 - 2015
Research Assistant, (PI) Tania Q. Vu, Ph.D.
Focus: nanotechnology and neuroscience
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon
2008 - 2010
Research Assistant, (PI) Michael Wehr, Ph.D.
Focus: auditory neural processing
Institute of Neuroscience, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
2005 - 2008


K99 EY031137-01
Allison Doupe Fellowship
MPFI scientific achievement award
Cold Spring Harbor Summer Course fellowship: Imaging Techniques
Center for Perceptual Systems Training Grant
2012 - 2013
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention
Nobel Laureate Travel Grant (Lindau Meeting, Physiology and Medicine)
NIH Training Grant
2009- 2012
INS Student Travel Grant, UT Austin
2009 - 2012
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation recipient
2008 - 2009
Novick Award for Undergraduate Thesis


Emergence of orientation selectivity in the mammalian visual pathway. ENCODS
Bordeaux, France.
April, 2013
Binocular integration in mouse visual cortex. A&M Neuroscience Conference
College Station, TX.
April, 2013
Disruption of ocular integration in primary visual cortex. Society for Neuroscience
New Orleans, Louisiana.
Oct, 2012
Understanding the black box: Studying sensory computations. UT Seminar
Austin, Texas.
Mar, 2012
Binocular integration in the primary visual cortex. MARCS seminar
Sydney, Australia.
Feb, 2012
Synaptic mechanisms of binocular convergence in simple cells. Vision Down Under
Brisbane, Australia.
Jan, 2012