I assist several labs at UCSF in Anatomy and Physiology. My passions are travel, art, photography and all things Italian!
Investigating neural circuit and molecular mechanisms of spinal cord to brain pathways involved in pain processing.
Studying the neural mechanisms of general anesthesia induced analgesia.
I am a clinician-scientist and recently minted neurologist interested in central mechanisms underlying the aversiveness of chronic pain. I am currently completing a one year Clinical Pain Medicine fellowship at UCSF. In the lab, I use calcium imaging to interrogate projections between prefrontal structures and brainstem nuclei implicated in antinociception and escape.