May 2023

  • IBANGS in Galway, Ireland!
  • Taking time off because burnout is real! Going to visit friends, hike with my dog & bake a lot of treats.

March 2023

  • IBANGS travel award & abstract accepted! (Galway, Ireland)
  • Generation of human hematopoietic cells, microglia & neural progenitor cells from iPSCs; RNA extraction, immunofluorescence & dose response study in progress

January 2023

November 2022

October 2022

  • Final manuscript revisions submitted
  • Brain selective prodrug studies begin in common marmosets

September 2022

  • Industry internship completed which will result in first author manuscript!
  • Defended my comprehensive exam virtually while doing the internship (do not recommend but glad it’s over)
  • Prospectus writing, and data collection resumes

May 2022

  • Industry internship in San Francisco!
  • First 1st author manuscript of grad school reviewed *panic*

April 2022

  • Center for Research on Families Conference registration award
  • Invited speaker for undergraduate course at Harvard University
  • Merrell Trailblazer Ambassador for trail running
  • Submitted my first, 1st author manuscript from grad school: “Letrozole alters hippocampal gene expression in common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus)”
  • Manuscript accepted: “Potential trade-off between olfactory and visual discrimination learning in marmosets (Callithrix jacchus)”

October 2021

  • Ford Foundation Fellows Conference – Poster presentation
  • AAIC Neuroscience Next Excellence in Mentoring Award
  • Manuscript published in JCM special issue, “Hindbrain Administration of Oxytocin Reduces Food Intake, Weight Gain and Activates Catecholamine Neurons in the Hindbrain Nucleus of the Solitary Tract in Rats”

September 2021

  • HHMI Gilliam Fellows Conference – Poster presentation

June 2021

  • HHMI Gilliam fellowship
  • Hulu i29 ‘Your Attention Please’ film project (airing July 29th)
  • GWIS Fellowship
  • Panelist for Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology LISTEN session

May 2021

  • Took time off to rest, facilitate community events and hang out with friends and it was lovely.

April 2021

  • SBN Welcome Initiative Award
  • Wendy Helmer Award, UMass Amherst
  • OSSD Travel Award
  • OSSD Poster Presentation: Effects of aromatase inhibition on hippocampal gene expression in the common marmoset.

March 2021

February 2021

  • I brushed my teeth every single day please clap
  • Letrozole RNAseq study complete!
  • MUSE officially a 501c3 nonprofit!

January 2021

December 2020

  • UMass Predissertation Award

November 2020

October 2020

August 2020

June 2020

  • Selected as a Neuroscience Scholars Program (NSP) Associate through the Society for Neuroscience.

May 2020

  • Early Career Award! Very honored to be nominated by such inspiring and supportive peers and my advisor.

April 2020

  • CRF Travel Award Recipient
  • CRF Grant Writing Program Acceptance

March 2020

  • NSF GRFP Honorable Mention

February 2020

  • I got rejected from almost everything I applied for! 🙂 Nice to share the failures too when so often we only see others successes
  • Data Blitz Speaker – NEURON

November 2019

September 2019

  • Co-presenter at CNS Symposium

August 2019

  • Spaulding-Smith Fellowship recipient
  • On Ramp Program – UMass Amherst

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