I am a Doctoral student at the University of Guelph working towards a PhD in Neuroscience. I am interested in stress-based mood disorders, particularly depression, and how novel treatments, such as ketamine, exert their effects on the brain. Right now, I am working on understanding the link between stress and inflammation, and how this may play a role in altered mood states. Additionally, I am particularly interested in how ketamine can be used to reduce the effects of stress and inflammation. Overall, this research has implications for the treatment and understanding of mood disorders, specifically, major depression.