I work as a postdoctoral research associate at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, with Prof. Michael SA Graziano and Prof. Sabine Kastner. I'm also preparing for the next step of my research journey: to start my own research program.
As a results, I have multiple things going on. My current postdoc studies are focused on sex differences in the brains of children with ADHD and autism (Prof. Graziano), as well as general brain correlates of attention and motor function in children with developmental coordination disorder and ADHD (Kids Project, Prof. Kastner).
I use brain imaging (MRI), which allows me to study how the brain is organized on the macro scale, and how different brain regions interact with each other.
Simultaneously, I have started Extraordinary Brains, a nascent start to my own research line, which I hope to pursue and expand. This project is currently based online, using questionnaires and direct communication with autistic adults, but will expand into Child and Adolescent Psychiatry with brain scanning and neuropsychology studies next year. A big goal for me is to investigate and report on the challenges that females with autism face today.
My work is supported by the Princeton Neuroscience Institute Innovation Fund and the Simons Foundation (SFARI Explorer Award).