I am from Nashville, TN. Currently, I am a junior at Vanderbilt University majoring in Neuroscience. I joined the Colbran Lab in the fall of 2018. I am interested in learning how CaMKIIalpha is involved in the touch pathway. My project is centered around characterizing the expression of c-fos in the somatosensory cortex, where c-fos is used as an indirect measure of CaMKIIalpha activity.