Mentor: Dr. David Smith
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
"I became interested in neuroscience during my first psychology class at UF. I wanted to know more about how the field developed and the process of piecing together the mystery of the brain. I love to explore and discover new connections in science and my lab has become the perfect place for me to do just that."
- Neurodegenerative Disease
- Sensory Processes
- Behavioral Neuroscience
- Alachua County CrONE.UF Center
- Shands Hospital
- Operation Crossroads Africa
Hobbies and Interests
- International Volunteering
- International Health and Education
Assessing Age-Related Olfactory Decline in Fischer 344 Rats
I am tracking olfactory functioning of Fischer 344 rats throughout their lifetime to assess the normal aging pattern of olfactory decline. The results from this experiment can be used in comparison with the olfactory decline of rats with neurodegenerative diseases, improving the use of olfaction as a biomarker for neurodegenerative diseases.