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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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!
April 2017: Awarded 1st place LSU BioGrads poster competition!
March 2017: Made it to the finals of the southern regional 3-min. thesis comp! (top 8 of 48 competitors).
Feb 2017: Elected President of LSU's BioGrads organization.
Jan. 2017: Presented at SICB 2017 in NOLA (1 talk, 2 posters!).
Jan. 2017: Awarded a SICB research grant!
Nov. 2016: Won 1st place at LSU's 3-minute Thesis Competition!
Oct. 2016: New commentary out in JEB on the role of mechanosensory communication during social interactions.
July 2016: Received 2nd place at the Isiah Warner Research Symposium at LSU for poster on swim bladder morphology.