My overall career goal is to integrate preclinical and clinical research to investigate the mechanisms of centrally regulated anxiety and panic-associated behavior that coincides with cardio-respiratory and thermoregulatory activity, and determine how these systems contribute to menopausal symptoms (e.g., hot flashes and anxiety) from loss of estrogen tone; neuropsychiatric disorders such as panic disorder and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); and respiratory disorders such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD).


Member, Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, School of Medicine

Past Affiliations
Neuroscience, Human Anatomy, Cell Biology
PhD, University of Bristol, Functional Neuroanatomy, 2005
MS, University of South Dakota, Biology, 2000
BS, University of South Dakota, Biology and Psychology, 1998