Postdoctoral researcher in the Kind Lab.
Current Research Interests
- Development of cortical networks, specifically, the divergence of developmental trajectories during critical periods in Fragile X syndrome
- Combining electrophysiology and calcium imaging in novel experimental approaches to probe developing somatosensory networks
- Developing computational techniques to understand the encoding of information across neuronal development
- Using mathematical approaches for the interpretation of patterns of neural activity in developing cortical networks
- Developing approaches for probing homeostatic mechanisms and developmental metaplasticity
My research in a nutshell
How do different brains grow and develop? My work considers considers the forces driving brain development, early in life, and how these forces are changed in neurodivergent brains. I look at a neurodevelopmental disorder, Fragile X syndrome, and see how the neurons in Fragile X brains communicate with one another. I use both experiments and computer modelling to try to understand how different brains collect and store information about the outside world in the first few weeks of life.