maguire lab

Najah Walton

Najah Walton

Najah Walton, graduate student

Najah Walton, graduate student

            During my undergraduate studies I worked as a research assistant in the behavioral pharmacology lab of Dr. Tiffany Donaldson. In the Donaldson lab I studied both an environmental therapy for a birthing defect known as hypoxic-ischemic brain injury as well as a potential drug treatment for substance use disorders. In 2018 I graduated from the University of Massachusetts with an honors degree in nursing and health sciences (BSN).             While applying for graduate school I worked as a research technician in the Maguire lab investigating the role of GABAAR δ-subunit-mediated tonic inhibition in neural network dysfunction.  As a graduate student I hope to continue investigating the role of tonic inhibition in affective disorders, utilizing preclinical translational models and emerging pharmaceutical therapies.

            When I am not in lab, I enjoy exploring vegetarian cafes, watching a plethora of Netflix series, and discovering new dog parks for my two pups.