I rejoined the Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience Lab as a faculty member in Fall 2010. Previously, I had been a graduate student working with Drs. McDowell and Clementz. I spent 3 years in Boston doing a post-doctoral fellowship with Dr. Dara Manoach at the Martinos Center affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. My research has involved investigating changes in brain activation following practice of a task. I am interested in how brain function changes as we get better at something and are able to perform it faster and/or more accurately. I have used both fMRI and EEG to look at these changes in young adults. I have also been involved in a number of projects investigating cognitive function in schizophrenia both at UGA and MGH. We are currently interested in whether patients with schizophrenia can improve on cognitive tasks similar to healthy young adults and how changes in brain function support this.