About Me

I received a Ph.D. in Physiology & Neurobiology, as well as an M.A. in Psychology from the University of Connecticut. I completed postdoctoral training at Brown University, Department of Neuroscience; Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Department of Neurophysiology & Neuropharmacology, and the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Neuroscience.  I joined the Department of Psychology & Program in Neuroscience at Lafayette College in 2006. I’m currently working as a Humboldt Research Fellow at the Friedrich Alexander Universität, Universitätsklinikum, Erlangen, Germany.

Work in my laboratory focuses on behavioral and neurophysiological consequences of neurodevelpmental disorders.  Using animal models of developmental dyslexia, fragile X mental retardation and cortical dysplasia, we are answering questions on the genetic basis of developmental dyslexia, the consequences of environmental enrichment on learning and memory and synaptic protein expression, as well as mechanisms underlying seizure disorder.  Recent work in our laboratory has focused on translating our findings from mice to humans through collaborations with individuals across disciplines, both within and outside our home institution.

In addition, Prof. Yih-Choung Yu (Assoc. Prof. Electrical & Computer Engineering) and I started a Brain-Computer Interface  research program aimed at improving and advancing non-invasive EEG-based BCI devices.