At heart, I am a behavioral neuroscientist attempting to understand why we do the things we do at an organism level.
Currently, I am pursuing these broad interests in cooperation with older adults and cancer survivors. These projects are designed to link cognitive ability to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) markers that can be translated into animal models used to study the normal aging process or the cognitive sequelae of radiation treatment to the brain.
I continue to participate in educational instruction as well as facilitate community lectures on several topics (science of learning, aging brain, etc.).
Finally, I pursue research interests in the philosophy and pedagogy of science education, science integrity, and responsible conduct of research.