Post Doctoral Scholar
2012 B.S. in Biological Sciences, University of North Texas
2014 M.S. in Biological Sciences (Environmental Toxicology), University of North Texas
2017 Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Mississippi, School of Pharmacy
Present Postdoctoral Training in Neurotoxicology, University of California Davis
Personal Scientific Statement
My background has primarily focused on the developmental and reproductive toxicities associated with environmental pollutants in aquatic organisms. During my time at the University of Mississippi, I extended my expertise by developing a mechanism for which we can study the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids for the treatment of rare forms of epilepsy. More importantly, we managed to forge ahead in the unknown field of cannabinoid toxicology and were one of the first labs to publish adverse developmental endpoints for cannabidiol in zebrafish.
Currently, I am broadening my neurotoxicology and seizure biology knowledge in Pamela Lein's lab at the University of California - Davis. Through the UC Davis CounterACT Center of Excellence, we combine advanced molecular and imaging techniques in order to improve medical countermeasures for delaying neurological consequences following convulsant chemical threat agent intoxication using both rodents and zebrafish.
When I am not in the lab, I enjoy listening to live music, playing drums, experiencing new people / places, and eating tacos.