2007-2013 Ph.D. in Neuroscience. Emory University. Atlanta, Georgia. Neuroscience Graduate Program, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. GPA: 3.923.
2003-2006 B.S. in Biology. University of Virginia. Charlottesville, Virginia. Minor in French Language and Literature. Echols Scholar. GPA: 3.462.

Positions Held

Aug 2019-present Assistant Professor of Neurobiology. Utah State University. Department of Biology. Research program focuses on comparative and translational social neuroscience.
Sept 2013-July 2019 Postdoctoral Researcher. University of California, Davis. Advisor: Dr. Karen Bales. Research area: Comparative neuroanatomy and receptor pharmacology of the oxytocin and vasopressin systems in humans and nonhuman primates.
Sept 2008-Aug 2013 PhD Student. Emory University. Mentor: Dr. Larry Young. Dissertation Title: Characterization of the oxytocin receptor in the nonhuman primate brain.
Sept 2006-Aug 2007 Staff Research Assistant to Dr. Robert Liu. Emory University. Research area: Auditory communication behavior and neural processing of ultrasonic calls in the house mouse.
Jan 2005-May 2006 Undergraduate Research Assistant to Dr. Herman Wijnen. University of Virginia. Research Area: Molecular control of circadian clock in Drosophila melanogaster.

Society Memberships

2013 – present International Primatological Society
2012 – 2013 Women in Bio
2012 – 2014 AAAS Program for Excellence in Science
2011 – present American Society for Primatologists
2010 – present Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology
2010 – present Society for Social Neuroscience
2009 – present Society for Neuroscience
2007 – 2009 International Society for Neuroethology