Alexis Worthley, B.A.
Alexis completed her undergraduate education at U.C. Berkeley, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in both Psychology and Sociology. While an undergraduate, she worked as a research assistant at the UCSF Department of Neurology, conducting fMRI neuroimaging research on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in military veterans. She has also done behavioral research on Huntington's disease at Bloomfield Hospital in Dublin, Ireland. As a research assistant in the Dystonia and Speech Motor Control Lab, Alexis conducts the ongoing brain imaging studies, one of which focuses on examining the pathophysiology and potential genetic underpinnings of spasmodic dysphonia, while the other examines the clinical and neural effects of a novel oral medication in patients with spasmodic dysphonia. She is also involved in the analysis of behavioral self-report data from patients with spasmodic dysphonia, as well as research examining psychological comorbidities in patients with dystonia. She plans to pursue her Ph.D. in clinical psychology and conduct research focusing on the pathophysiology and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders.
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