Graduate Student in Biopsychology
Psychology Office: 4464 East Hall
Speaking broadly, my primary research interests are investigating how aberrant behaviors are formed, why these behaviors are so ingrained and enduring, and providing information that might provide insight into better treatments for these behaviors. During my time at the University of Michigan, I want to explore the fundamental basis for our motivations, and investigate how these drives can result in life changing patterns of emotions and behaviors, relating to both the seeking of what is pleasurable and avoidance of that which instills fear. As a more long term goal, I hope to investigate the neural underpinnings of both anxiety and stress disorders and drug addiction, in order to provide a better understanding of and treatment for these life-altering conditions.