Curriculum Vitae

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Education


June, 1987 B.A., Psychology, University of Cincinnati
Advisor- Robert Frank, Ph.D.

June, 1995 Ph.D., Neuroscience, UCLA
Advisor- Jerome Siegel, Ph.D.

Thesis title- Amino-acid neurotransmitter release in the cat brainstem
as a function of sleep/wake state

Positions held


Oct. 1989 - Oct. 1994 Polysomnographic Technician, UCLA Sleep
Disorders Center
Supervisor: Frisca Yan-Go, M.D.

June 1995 - Oct. 1998 Post-doctoral Research Associate
University of Arizona ARL Div. of NSMA
Supervisor: Bruce L. McNaughton, Ph.D.

Oct. 1998 - Dec. 1998 Visiting Research Scientist
Bowling Green State University
Collaborator: Vern Bingman, Ph.D.

Nov. 1998 - Aug. 2006 Associate Fellow
The Neurosciences Institute
Supervisor: Gerald Edelman, M.D.

Sep. 2006 - Sep. 2008 Senior Fellow
The Neurosciences Institute
Supervisor: Gerald Edelman, M.D.

Sep. 2008 - Mar. 2012 Assistant Professor
UCSD, Dept. of Cognitive Science

Mar. 2012 - present Associate Professor
UCSD, Dept. of Cognitive Science

Predoctoral trainees

Jennifer Siegel, Ph.D. Bowling Green State University (1998-2004) Andrew Alexander Crane Huang Jessica Klein Laura Shelley Jake Olson Michael Nielsen

Postdoctoral trainees

William Kargo, Ph.D. The Neurosciences Institute (2002-2005)
Bryan Wilent, Ph.D. The Neurosciences Institute (2005-2007)
Stephen Cowen, Ph.D. The Neurosciences Institute (since Nov. 2007)

Awards/Fellowships


ARCS Foundation Graduate Student Award (individual), 1990.

Predoctoral NRSA (individual), June 1993-June 1995, Award No. 5 F31
MH10451-01/02

Postdoctoral NRSA (individual), Dec. 1995-1998, Award No. 5 F32

NSF IIS 0910710

NSF Career Award 7162483

Current Professional Societies


Sleep Research Society

Society for Neuroscience