I am a neuroscientist interested in the structure, function, and evolution of circuits underlying communication behaviors. My research combines in vivo electrophysiology, calcium imaging, animal behavior, computational modeling, and comparative approaches to reveal basic principles of neural coding. During my PhD with Bruce Carlson at Washington University in St. Louis, I studied peripheral and central mechanisms of sensory processing in a pathway responsible for communication signal detection in weakly electric fishes. As a postdoc with Mala Murthy at Princeton University, I am currently investigating neural mechanisms underlying acoustic communication in fruit flies.