My research interests center around fish behavior and sensory systems, specifically acoustic communication and mechanoreception. I use behavioral, physiological, and neurobiological techniques to examine the effects of man-made noises on fish behavior, physiology, development, and communication.
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April 2019: Presented at LSU BioGrad's symposium and received a best poster award!
Jan 2019: New paper on tac3 research came out!
Jan. 2019: Presented SICB in Tampa, FL - 2nd place in the DNNSB Best Student Division.
Nov. 2018: Presented at JB Johnston and SfN in San Diego, CA.
Sept. 2018: Received a Trainee Professional Development award from SfN!
May 2018: New paper on social defeat came out!
April 2018: Another trip to Minnesota to work with Dr. Al Mensinger's lab.
March 2018: Presented at LSU BioGrad's Symposium & received a best poster award!
March 2018: Presented a TEDxLSU talk.
Feb. 2018: Received an Esprit de Femme Student Leadership award for work with LSU's Women in Science.
Jan 2018: Presented a poster and talk at SICB in San Francisco. Awarded Honorable Mention in the DNNSB Best Student Category.
Dec 2017: New paper out in JEB on swim bladder morphology changing with female reproductive state in A. burtoni.
Nov 2017: Selected to give a TEDxLSU talk about fish communication and why you should care! Tickets available at tedxlsu.edu - event in March 2018.
Sept 2017: Top 3 presenter in LA Sea Grant's Coastal Connections Competition.
Sept. 2017: President of LSU's Women in Science organization.
June 2017: Presented tac3a research at SBN in Long Beach, CA. And received a travel award from SBN for the conference!