B.S., Neuroscience, Dalhousie University
During my undergraduate degree at Dalhousie University I studied visual neuroscience. My honors project investigated the role of inhibitory interneurons in contrast adaptation. My passion for neuroscience started as a junior in high school when my grandmother had a stroke. I was driven to understand: What was the cause? Why did the symptoms manifest in such a way? My current project focuses on how natural compounds affect visual system development. I am very passionate about this project because of the clinical relevance and the potential to promote brain development through diet.