- Department of Neurosciences Graduate Student 2012 - 2014
I am interested in the role of post-transcriptional regulation in the development of substance use disorder. Specifically, I am focusing on the expression patterns of post-transcriptional regulators following exposure to cocaine. These fluctuations may influence the expression of addiction related genes, changes in plasticity, and ultimately the development of substance use behavior. With this, I plan to undertake the temporal quantification and manipulation of expression of these molecules to further understand their role in substance use disorder.