Lab phone: 404 727 1320
Research Specialist II in the Jaeger Lab. Histologist and Queen of Supplies.
Project: Immunostaining of neurons recorded from in brain slices with antibodies to calcium binding proteins.
"As a young girl growing up, an increasing number of certainties became readily apparent. I was capable of various emotions, from elation to sadness to jealousy. I was also capable of physical sensations and abilities; when I spun around, I became dizzy, when I whacked myself on the back of the head, I saw colors, and when I closed my eyes, I could still find my nose. While I had always been fascinated by the workings of the human body, someone one day let me in on a great secret: I had a brain that was responsible for all those amazing things! After that, it was over. I was sucked into neuroscience, and have been ever since.
At 18, I left for Emory University to study Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology. During my four years, work in various laboratories provided valuable experience and direction, including the Living Links Center at Yerkes Regional Primate Center under the direction of Frans B.M. de Waal, and the behavioral neuroscience lab of Darryl Neill. After graduation in 2002, I began work in the Chemistry Department of Emory. When I discovered that Dieter Jaeger, my former Neurobiology professor was hiring a research specialist, I jumped at the chance.
My current work revolves around refining our techniques for analysis of parvalbumin, calbindin, and calretinin immunoreactive neurons in the globus pallidus.
Outside of work, I am an avid reader, currently working my way through the Top 100 Books of All Time list, a recreational rock climber, a spirited, but lousy pool player, and vocalist for local band The Tower that Finds You."