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    I am a teaching assistant professor at UNC-Chapel Hill with the following research focuses:

    (1) Neuroscience Education: At UNC we are dedicated to discovering and implementing the best evidence-based teaching practices in our neuroscience and course based research classrooms.

    (2) Neuroscience: A fundamental challenge of modern neuroscience is to map the connections and functions of all neurons in the brain. My research focuses on a tiny sliver of this complexity, a group of neurons that are defined by their synthesis of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine (NE). Despite the small number of neurons in this group, release of NE from synaptic connections across the brain and body modulate a wide variety of behaviors and processes, including: attention, stress, learning, memory and the perception of pain. Projects in my lab use cutting edge genetic techniques (i.e. recombinase‐based intersectional strategies) to study the effects of manipulating NE neuron activity in vivo.

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