Position title: Research Assistant
Rachel is a graduate student in the Neuroscience Training Program. She is interested in the neural circuitry and molecular mechanisms that are relevant to the development of anxious temperament. She is currently investigating how differences in anxiety-related behaviors during the early-life of non-human primates relate to changes in the functional connectivity of the amygdala and prefrontal cortices. She is also studing how differing behavioral and connectivity growth trajectories may be reflected in the molecular signatures of anxiety-related brain regions.