I am interested in understanding how astrocytes contribute to brain wiring and experience-dependent synaptic plasticity. My research uses a combination of single cell sequencing, transgenic mice, and single cell labeling approaches to identify genes that control astrocyte function and morphogenesis in the developing mouse brain.  Outside of the lab, I am an attending psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA. My clinical interests include treatment of depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorders.