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I research how experience (especially early in life) may impact the brain and behavior. Currently, I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Neurogenetics (LoNG) at Duke University. Before coming to Duke, I completed my Ph.D. withSeth Pollak and Richard Davidson at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Reduced hippocampal and medial prefrontal gray matter mediate the association between reported childhood maltreatment and trait anxiety in adulthood and predict sensitivity to future life stress Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders
Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders (2014)
Early neglect is associated with alterations in white matter integrity and cognitive functioning