I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Psychiatric & Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, working with Dr. Jordan Smoller. 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 variations in genes, environments, and changes over the lifespan shape individual differences in cognitive functioning, and the relationship between cognitive functioning, mental health, and specific developmental disorders.
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 1.1 million participants since 2008..