Patricia is first year Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the School of Medicine. She was born in Princeton, New Jersey, and completed her University studies at the University of Ottawa, in Ontario, where she earned her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, with a concentration in Neuroscience. Back in the USA to conduct her postdoctoral research, she headed to join the lab of Dr. Anthony Kline here at the University of Pittsburgh of the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research at the University of Pittsburgh. Patricia’s primary research focus is in determining the impact of stress exposure on neurobehavioral and neurochemical alterations observed after experimental traumatic brain injury, and in pharmacotherapies targeting the neuroendocrine and endocannabinoid systems, which may be used as therapeutic strategies relevant to cognitive and emotional impairments observed in CNS injured patients. Outside of the lab, Patricia enjoys exploring Pittsburgh neighborhoods, good dining experiences, and artistic and historic venues that can offer fun and health-promoting activities, which could be great for UPDA networking and social functions. Patricia welcomes Pitt Postdocs to come join the social networking committee and looks forward to help build professional and friendly connections between fellow Pitt Postdocs this year.