DR. ALEXANDRA CASTILLO-RUIZ
Assistant Research Professor
Alexandra received her BSc from Universidad Nacional Agraria in Peru and then completed her MA and PhD in the lab of Antonio Nunez at Michigan State University, where she studied neural substrates of circadian rhythmicity in diurnal and nocturnal rodents. As a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of William Schwartz at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, she studied the effects of the social environment on circadian rhythms at the brain and behavioral levels. As an assistant research professor in the Forger lab, she investigates the role of birth on brain and behavioral development. Alexandra enjoys traveling to exotic destinations with her family. She also loves animals and photography, as well as arts and crafts whilst listening to science podcasts.