I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Psychiatric & Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. I have a PhD in Experimental Psychopathology from Harvard University and BA in Molecular & Cell Biology from UC Berkeley. As a graduate student, I was a member of the Social Neuroscience and Psychopathology Lab working with Professor Christine Hooker, and the Harvard Vision Lab working with Professor Ken Nakayama.
I am interested in the way our brain helps us to identify, understand, and communicate with other people, and the way differences in genes and environments shape these abilities. I am also interested in how differences in the way we see other people relate to mental disorders and specific developmental impairments.
I run many of my experiments through my website, TestMyBrain.org. TestMyBrain is based on a citizen science model, and takes advantage of the strong public interest in the brain and self-discovery to fuel scientific research. Through TestMyBrain, my colleagues and I have collected data from over 750,000 participants since 2008..