In addition, I have a strong interest in enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion at Auburn University, particularly by increasing research opportunities for underrepresented minorities.
- Long-term consequences of prenatal exposure to cannabis
- Synaptic and network alterations associated with cognitive dysfunction in aging and Alzheimer’s disease
- Role of hyperexcitability in mediating neurodegeneration
- Identification of sensitive behavioral tasks for assessment of cognitive impairment
- Increasing research opportunities for underrepresented minorities
Current research focuses on identifying the mechanisms by which neuronal hyperexcitability increases the risk for Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive aging, determining how certain factors, like diabetes, increase the risk for Alzheimer’s disease, and development of therapeutics to alleviate memory deficits associated with Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive aging.