My research focuses on stress-alcohol interactions, particularly how male and female brains differentially adapt to stress and how this impacts the brain's response to alcohol.

My work seeks to explain this disparity by identifying sex differences in the molecular and circuit-level remodeling of the brain in response to stress, and by determining the functional relevance of these adaptations.

Research Areas:

  • Cellular & Molecular
  • Addiction Neuroscience



  • Addiction Research
  • Psychiatric Disorders Research
Past Affiliations
Neuroscience, Neuroscience, Psychology
PhD, University of California, San Francisco, Neuroscience, 2007
BS, University of Pennsylvania, Economics, 1997