Naomi Wallace, B.S.
I earned my BS in Psychology with a concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Denver in 2015. My undergraduate research examined the relationships between socioeconomic status, sleep, and mental health in children. Since I joined the Karatsoreos Lab in 2016, I have been studying the effects of aging and circadian disruption on brain metabolism using cutting-edge biosensors that allow for real-time in vivo recording from the brains of freely-behaving mice. My next project will be examining the long-term effects of circadian disruption on the developing brain. Specifically, I will be studying changes to brain metabolism, dendritic morphology, and myelination after circadian disruption during the perinatal or adolescent period. Outside the lab, I enjoy cooking, playing the saxophone, and spending time with my pets. I am also very committed to outreach and scientific communication, and increasing diversity and inclusivity in science.
ARCS Fellow (Seattle Chapter)
Poncin Fellowship recipient
Society for Research on Biological Rhythms TYDE Fellowship
Winner of the 2018 All-Campus WSU 3 Minute Thesis competition.