Education & Training
B.S., Neuroscience, 2012
Amanda graduated from Brown University in 2012 with a ScB and honors in neuroscience. As an undergraduate, she studied the role of KCNQ1 and hERG potassium channels in the context of Long QT Syndrome with Dr. Gideon Koren at the Cardiovascular Research Center. Subsequently, Amanda worked in Professor Tyler Jacks’ lab at MIT to characterize a novel mouse model of anaplastic thyroid cancer and to better understand small cell lung cancer progression in a mouse model. She joined MIT’s department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences as a graduate student in the fall of 2014 and the Heiman lab in the spring of 2015 and is currently working to better understand the cellular effects of antipsychotic treatment.