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I graduated from high school in Jackson, Michigan USA in 2002 with highest honours. From 2002-2003 I attended university in Santa Barbara, California where my studies focused on biopsychology. I further studied behavioural neuroscience at Michigan State University from 2003-2006 and in 2004 spent 6 months attending a study abroad program held at University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia. Upon graduation from Michigan State University I became employed full time in their Department of Physiology for 2 years (2006-2008). During this time I continued my education by enrolling in advanced level courses in cardiovascular neuroscience which related to my work. In 2008 I enrolled at Macquarie University, Sydney Australia in their Australian School of Advanced Medicine where I have remained for the last 5+ years. During this time my projects have focused on the neural control of cardiovascular and blood glucose induced stress. I submitted my thesis titled ” The neurochemistry of ventrolateral medulla and sympathetic preganglionic neurons which respond to stress” in February of 2013 and conducted post doctoral research with my PhD supervisor until 2015. I am currently a research fellow at Macquarie University in the Centre for Nanoscale Biophotonics.

 

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PhD, Advanced Medicine (2008-2013)

Australian School of Advanced Medicine; Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

  • Thesis title: “The neurochemistry of ventrolateral medulla and sympathetic preganglionic neurons which respond to stress”
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B.S., Psychology (2006)

Department of Psychology; Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA

  • 3.28/4.0 GPA (Dean’s list Fall 2005, Spring 2006)
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Interdisciplinary Studies Study Abroad Program (2004)

University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

  • 3.5/4.0 GPA
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Biopsychology (2002-2003)

Department of Psychology; University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, USA.

  • 3.3/4.0 GPA
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High School Diploma (2002)

Jackson, Michigan, USA.

  • 3.9/ 4.0 GPA (highest honors)
  • Chemistry and biology department research assistant 2001-2002
  • National Honor Society Member 2000-2002

Previous and current affiliations:

2007-2009         Michigan Society for Neuroscience

2007-2009         High Blood Pressure Research Counsel Australia

2007-2009         International Society of Hypertension

2009-present     Society for Neuroscience

2009-present     American Physiological Society

2010-present     The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

2015-present     SPIE Society for Optics and Photonics Technology