Jennifer Brown

Entering Class - 2016



Undergraduate Institution And Major:

Skidmore College, BA, Neuroscience and Psychology, 2013

Undergraduate Awards:

Joseph C. Palamountain all-college writing award (2013), Amy Eisenberg Memorial Award in psychology (2013), Thoroughbred Society for varsity athletes, departmental honors in Neuroscience and Psychology

Graduate Advisor:

Sylvain Lesne, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience

Research Categories:

  • Neurodegenerative Diseases and Neural Injury
  • Neurogenetics


Why Did You Choose MN?

I was looking for a school that wasn’t afraid to push boundaries, was doing a variety of impactful research, and had a supportive atmosphere with great camaraderie among the students.

Student Mentor And the Best Advice They Gave:

Cook:  The classes will be a lot (of work), but just keep pushing through, because everyone else is in the same position.

Favorite Itasca Memory:

1) Hanging with my cohort in general 2) the meteor shower 3) paddle board raft creation.


Jennifer Brown