Assistant Professor - Research
University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, Colorado, United States
I am a neurophysiologist and clinical researcher with a unique scientific trajectory from lab bench to preclinical and clinical research. I have studied brain correlates of neural development, function and dysfunction using diverse models, ranging from single brain cells to neuronal networks, in both animals and humans with or without neuropsychiatric disorders. Since my PhD I have been successful obtaining funding for my research though a series of mentored awards (Autism Speaks, Clinical and Translational Science Institute Co-Pilot), local research grants (Thorkildsen Research Funds, Developmental Psychobiology Research Funds, Movement Disorders Center Research Funds and Center for Integrative Medicine small grants program) and a current NIH Career Development Award (NCCIH – K01). The focus of my ongoing research is to create a music therapy research program for movement disorders using symptomatic and mechanistic approaches. I aim to better understand the underlying neuropathophysiology associated with motor and non-motor symptoms to test novel therapeutic methods, such as music, rhythms or magnetic pulses to alter cortical networks and restore loss or diminished function. For this endeavor, I benefit from multimodal brain imaging expertise, such as magnetoencephalography (MEG), electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
I do not have any relevant financial / non-financial relationships with any proprietary interests.
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
12:45 PM – 2:00 PM
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
4:45 PM – 6:00 PM
Thursday, November 10, 2022
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM