- B.A. Psychological Science, California State University San Marcos, 2016
- M.A. Psychological Science, California State University San Marcos, 2018
My primary interests are in the neurobiological basis of learning and memory, and how these cognitive domains are altered in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. As a graduate student in Dr. Stephen Cowen's lab, I will be exploring the therapeutic effects of ketamine to alleviate levodopa-induced dyskinesia in Parkinson's disease rats. We also aim to uncover biomarkers, such as broad-band gamma oscillations, underlying Parkinson’s disease dyskinesia after long-term levodopa use.
I earned a bachelor's degree from California State University San Marcos where I studied the effects of the neuropeptide, hypocretin, on maternal depressive-like behavior in mice. I then obtained a master's degree specializing in stress response and neuropsychological test performance among young adults with and without a family history of Alzheimer's disease. I then worked as a psychological assistant administering neuropsychological batteries to patients who were experiencing memory impairment and cognitive decline. Meanwhile, I also enjoyed teaching psychology courses at California State University San Marcos and Palomar College. I recently moved to Tucson to begin working toward my Ph.D. at the University of Arizona.
Marijuana use among adolescent multiple tobacco product users and unique risks of dual tobacco and marijuana use.
Pulvers, K., Ridenour, C., Woodcock, A., Savin, M., Holguin, G., Hamill, S., & Romero, D.
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2018 189, 80-89. IF = 3.222
Internet-based advertising claims and consumer reasons for using electronic cigarettes by device type in the U.S.
Pulvers, K., Sun, J. Y., Zhuang, Y. L., Holguin, G., & Zhu, S. H.
Tobacco Regulatory Science, 2017 3(4), 516-524.
- PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology
- PSYC 230 Research Methods
- PSYC 336 Abnormal Psychology
- PSYC 360 Biopsychology