Nancy is a third-year graduate student, working toward Ph.D.s in Clinical Science and Neuroscience. She graduated in 2013 from University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish Literature. In 2015, Nancy completed a two-year postbaccalaureate fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health in Dr. Carlos Zarate’s lab studying mechanisms of experimental rapid-acting antidepressant ketamine in treatment-resistant depression. Currently, Nancy utilizes electrophysiological (EEG, MEG) and neuroimaging (fMRI) methodologies to study sensory and cognitive processes across the spectrum of typical to atypical psychological functioning. Nancy’s research interests can be summarized as follows:

  1. Cerebellar mechanisms in associative learning (e.g., eye-blink conditioning) and cognitive processes (e.g., word generation)
  2. Altered cerebellar functioning in psychosis and relationship to cognitive deficits
  3. Sensory processing in psychotic and mood disorders and relationship to clinical symptoms
  4. Impact of ongoing neural oscillations on stimulus processing in healthy and psychiatric populations

During her time at IU, Nancy has been supported under the following grants and awards:

In her free time, Nancy enjoys running outside and fun-reading.