Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



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Postdoctoral Researcher
Center for Micro and Nano Technology
Materials Engineering Division

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2016
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Brown University, 2010
Phone: (925) 423-4921
E-mail: yorita1@llnl.gov


Research Interests

  • Electrochemical detection of neurotransmitters (e.g. glutamate, dopamine)
  • Microfabrication of neural probes
  • Fabrication, characterization and testing of diagnostics and sensors

Selected Publications

M. Malvaez, V. Y. Greenfield, A. S. Wang, A. M. Yorita, L. Feng, K. E. Linker, H. G. Monbouquette, K. M. Wassum. "Basolateral amygdala rapid glutamate release encodes an outcome-specific representation vital for reward-predictive cues to selectively invigorate reward-seeking actions," Scientific Reports (2015) 5, 12511.

A. Tooker, T. Madsen, A. Yorita, A. Crowell, K. G. Shah, S. Felix, H. Mayberg, S. Pannu, D. Rainnie, V. Tolosa. "Microfabricated polymer-based neural interface for electrical stimulation/recording, drug delivery, and chemical sensing-development," 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, July 2013.