I'm originally from Vernon, CT and attended Western New England University
where I received a B.Sc. in Neuroscience. I am currently pursuing a Ph.D.
in Biology under the guidance of Prof. Barry Trimmer at Tufts University.
My research interests include biomimetic devices and understanding the
neural control of soft-bodied locomotion.
Developing new and robust locomotion strategies has become a center focus
for robotics in recent years. The world of engineering is beginning to study
and implement a variety of biological systems in their designs. My research
seeks to understand the neural control of locomotion in soft-bodied animals.
Through adapting and improving biological systems it will be possible to create
a robot capable of navigating the complex environments found in everyday life.
In addition, I am developing new electrophysiology recording techniques to better
simulate an intact organism in order to more faithfully capture neural behaviors.
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