Emma is a first-year PhD student in the neurosciences program. In May, she graduated from Vanderbilt University with a concentration in neuroscience. She is interested in learning and memory, plasticity, and memory consolidation.

In June, she came to campus for the ADVANCE summer program, during which she rotated with Dr. Jennifer Raymond to study granule cell computation in the cerebellum. She is currently rotating with Dr. Lu Chen and studying how alternative splicing of Neurexin differentially affects synaptic plasticity and fear conditioning in mice following exposure to stress.

Outside of lab, Emma is also a member of the Stanford Neurosciences Mental Health Committee, Neuroscience Student Network, Community College Outreach Program (CCOP), and a mentor for Project SHORT.

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Senior Award, Vanderbilt Neuroscience Program (2022)

Education & Certifications

  • BA, Vanderbilt University, Neuroscience (2022)