For my research I work with both mice and rats that have a gene deletion that models one that is found within some autistic people. I record the mice and rats swimming behaviors while swimming and their twitching behaviors while sleeping. I analyze the data I collect using a computer learning program to determine whether there are any differences between a normal wildtype rat or mouse versus those with the gene deletion.
I want to assist others in finding their true interests in research so they can be set up for their future. I would love to help every undergraduate feel confident in themselves!
I love to rock climb, practice Spanish and bike. I am also the current president of the Iowa Neuroscience Club!