I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania working in the Department of Bioengineering and advised by Dani Bassett. I earned my Ph.D. at Indiana University in Psychological and Brain Sciences and Cognitive Science where I was advised by Olaf Sporns. I graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio with a bachelor's degree in physics.
My research program focuses on understanding the general organizational and functional principles of connectomes – network maps of the connectivity among neurons, neuronal populations, and large-scale brain areas. A deeper knowledge of these principles gives us insight the connectome's role in shaping human behavior and cognition and helps reveal how abnormal connectivity can lead to disease. This research involves network modeling and analysis using a diverse set of mathematical tools that includes elements of graph theory, information theory, and dynamical systems theory.
I played baseball intercollegiately as an undergraduate but now spend my time running. You can find me most mornings on the Schuylkill trail.