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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address CIRC 111D Zip 0021
Phone  (205) 934-0267
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Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Neurobiology  Neurobiology Associate Professor
Secondary  Biomedical Engineering  Biomedical Engineering Assistant Professor
Secondary  Ophthalmology  Ophthalmology Assistant Professor
Secondary  Psychology  Psychology Assistant Professor
Secondary  Vision Sciences (Org-Ret)  Vision Sciences (Org-Ret) Assistant Professor
Center  Civitan International Research Center  Civitan International Research Center Associate Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Comprehensive Neuroscience Center Associate Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Ctr for Clinical & Translational Sci Associate Professor
Center  Vision Sciences (Org-Ret)  Ctr for Dev Func Imaging (CDFI) (Org-Ret) Associate Professor
Center  Neurology   Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute Associate Professor
Center  Vision Sciences (Org-Ret)  Vision Science Research Center (Org-Ret) Associate Professor

Graduate Biomedical Sciences Affiliations
Cell, Molecular, & Developmental Biology 
Medical Scientist Training Program 

Biographical Sketch 
1998 - BA in Physics from Carleton College 2004 - PhD in Neuroscience from Washington University in St. Louis 2004-2008 - Postdoctoral Fellow at Brandeis University 2008-2009 - Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University 2009-present - Assistant Professor at UAB

Research/Clinical Interest
Cognitive Neuroscience
How is it that we can process the same information in different ways at different times? Humans have a remarkable ability to process inputs from the environment flexibly. Our lab is interested in understanding what brain mechanisms underlie this ability. Evidence suggests that the brainís state before a stimulus is presented may impact the way the stimulus is processed at the time and remembered in the future. We use a variety of tools to better understand this effect. We study human behavior and brain activity using precise behavioral measurements (including psychophysics and tracking of eye movement), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG).

attention, memory, older adults, aging, training, ongoing activity, EEG, fMRI, human neuroscience