Hey there! I am a scientist (duh), and while I certainly don’t declare “Eureka!” after a new discovery, nor do I have crazy white hair (which actually sounds more like a wizard), I do do (tee hee) a little neuroscience. And even though wizardry sounds much more exciting, so much so that I would certainly be open to replacing lab coats with a snazzy wizard hat and long beard, I would argue that I do some pretty awesome work in the addiction sciences field that would put any practical wizard to shame. In fact, I am a graduate candidate at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX, and I currently work in the Center for Addiction Research (CAR). We have a great team at the CAR, which has initiatives rooted in outreach, research, and novel therapeutics.
I am super excited about sharing my work at the 2018 SfN annual meeting, and I can’t wait to share my thoughts on my blog themes this year which are (drum roll please), theme B (Neural Excitability, Synapses, and Glia) and theme H (Motivation and Emotion). And the crowd goes wild! I hope you all enjoy my posts, and if you see my at the meeting, don’t be shy! I’d love to hear your feedback.