Sabrina is a first year graduate advised by Nancy Lynch and Mike Halassa. Her general research interests are in circuit level computation, self-organization, and cognitive functions. Her work focuses on building theoretical and simulation models of neural systems and mechanisms with the long-term hope of providing insight into neurological disorders. In the Halassa lab, Sabrina is working on building and analyzing models of thalamocortical interactions to understand cognitive flexibility. Sabrina received a B.S. and M.E. in computer science from MIT. During her Master’s she was advised by Professor Ann Graybiel and worked with Alexander Friedman studying the role of the striatal compartments in learning a decision-making task. Outside of research Sabrina enjoys outdoors activities, sports, music, and jazz tap dance.
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