Undergraduate Institution And Major:
New York University, BA, Anthropology, 2010
Karen Mesce, Ph.D, Department of Entomology
Thesis Committee Members:
- Tay Netoff, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Engineering (Chair)
- Karen Mesce, Ph.D., Department of Entomology
- Hubert Lim, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Engineering
- Emad Ebbini, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Description Of Graduate Research:
I study the cellular mechanisms underlying ultrasound neuromodulation in a tractable invertebrate model, the medicinal leech.
- Invertebrate Neurobiology
Graduate Level Awards And Honors:
- MnDRIVE Neuromodulation Fellowship (2017-2018)
- IEM Retreat Poster Contest, 1rst Place (Neuromodulation)
- Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium Poster Contest, 3 rd Place
Graduate Level Abstracts:
- Newhoff M, Mueller J, Legon W, Mesce KA. An Investigation into the Cellular Mechanisms Underlying Ultrasonic Neuromodulation. Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium, Minneapolis, MN, April 2017
- Newhoff M, Mueller J, Legon W, Mesce KA. Ultrasonic modulation of a single identified neuron in an intact invertebrate system. .Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting , San Diego, CA, November 2016
- Newhoff M, Mueller J, Legon W, Mesce KA. Ultrasonic modulation of a single identified neuron in an intact invertebrate system. IEM 2016 Annual Conference and Retreat, Minneapolis, MN, September 2016
- Society for Neuroscience, 2013 – present
- International Society for Neuroethology, 2015 – present
An Investigation into the Cellular Mechanisms Underlying Ultrasonic Neuromodulation. (2017). University of Minnesota Graduate Program in Neuroscience colloquium series, Minneapolis, MN.
- Tay Netoff, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Engineering
- Karen Mesce, Ph.D, Department of Entomology
- Cheryl Olman, Ph.D., Department of Psychology
- Mark Thomas, Ph.D., Departments of Neuroscience and Psychology
- GPN Outreach Committee (2016 – 2018)
- GPN Student Board (2017-2018)
- MnDRIVE at State Fair, 2017
- Brain Awareness Week Classroom Visit, 2017
- Adults’ Night Out, Science Museum of Minnesota, 2016
- Brain Bee, 2015
- Classroom Visit, 2014
- Brain Awareness Week Classroom Visit, 2014
- Adults’ Night Out, Science Museum of Minnesota, 2014
Why Did You Choose MN?
I chose Minnesota because it has the equipment and resources of a large school combined with the collaborative culture of a small school.
What Advice Would You Give To A First Year Graduate Student?
Do at least one rotation outside of your comfort zone.