About

I received my B.S. in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. During my undergraduate studies, I participated in the MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP) in Neuroscience, where I met my advisor, Dr. Mark T. Harnett. I am now happy to call the Greater Boston Area my home-away-from-home as a PhD Student in MIT's Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, where I study neuronal signatures of learning in the neocortex.

My interest in neurscience, programming and data science was cemented after attending the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines (CBMM) Quantitative Methods Workshop in early January of 2017. This intensive, invite-only workshop was designed to introduce undergraduate students to quantitative analysis of current biology and neuroscience data using programming languages like MATLAB, Pyhon and R.

I returned to MIT that summer, after being selected to participate in the MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP) in Neuroscience. I worked with postdoctoral associate Dr. Lukas Fischer under Dr. Mark T. Harnett's advisory at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research.

In Spring of 2018, I returned to the Harnett Lab as a Visiting Scholar, sponsored by MIT'S Department of Biology. This opportunity allowed me to continue building upon the previous summer's work, and led to a peer-reviewed publication (DOI: 10.7554/eLife.51458) in eLife.

I left MIT one last time that summer, only to come come back for graduate school. In August 2019, I started my PhD in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, where I now work under the advisory of Mark T. Harnett.

Work

I am currently working on the biophyisical principles of the dendritic plateau potential in the visual cortex and the plateau's relationship to learning and plasticity. More details to come soon!

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