Joseph, Joe, Joey, JoJo, Guiseppe, Puppy
When I’m not on two wheels, I’m working tirelessly in a prominent neurobiology lab doing science.
I first received my Master’s and Doctorate at Kent State studying mainly sex differences in the generalization of fear. But I was also involved in research regarding the involvement of protein synthesis in memory consolidation and reconsolidation, the effect of social stress on subsequent emotional learning, and determining the role of GABAergic transmission on fear generalization.
To summarize the summary: Stuff happens when you remember stuff and sometimes that stuff generalizes to other things and that appears to be dependent on gonadal hormones….in rats. To summarize the summary of the summary: Science
I am currently in the throes of my postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Iowa, via UPenn. My research focus has changed to a more clinical and translational approach, studying motivational behavior and the underlying neural mechanisms of that behavior in mouse models of Autism.
But other than all that, I just really love to ride my bike.