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Sc.B. Human Biology, Brain and Behavior - Brown University 2006
PhD Neuroscience - UC Davis (in progress)
I am a fifth-year student in the Neuroscience Graduate Program. I am interested in understanding the processes underlying human attention and memory, in both healthy and patient populations. I completed a rotation with Charan Ranganath, using ERPs to study how manipulation of the way memories are encoded affect subsequent retrieval of those memories. I also rotated with John Olichney, examining the relationship between ERP markers of memory processing impairment and genetics in patients with FXTAS. I am currently working with Tony Simon, investigating the nature of visual attention and working memory impairments in children and adults with disorders such as Fragile X Syndrome and 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. I am particularly interested in the relationship betwen attention and eye movements in adult carriers of the Fragile X premutation.
Wong, L.M., Goodrich-Hunsaker, N.J., McLennan, Y., Tassone, T., Harvey, D., Rivera, S.M., Simon, T.J. (2012) Impaired visuospatial processing in young adult male fragile X premutation carriers. To be presented at the 13th annual International Fragile X Conference, Miami, FL.