Morgan Newhoff

Entering Class - 2014

E-MAIL: newho057@umn.edu

Undergraduate Institution And Major:
New York University, BA, Anthropology, 2010

Graduate Advisor:
Karen Mesce, Ph.D, Department of Entomology

Thesis Committee Members:

Description Of Graduate Research:
I study the cellular mechanisms underlying ultrasound neuromodulation in a tractable invertebrate model, the medicinal leech.

Research Categories:

  • Neuromodulation
  • Neuroengineering
  • 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

Professional Memberships:

  • Society for Neuroscience, 2013 – present
  • International Society for Neuroethology, 2015 – present

Professional Presentations:
An Investigation into the Cellular Mechanisms Underlying Ultrasonic Neuromodulation. (2017). University of Minnesota Graduate Program in Neuroscience colloquium series, Minneapolis, MN.

Rotations:

GPN Committees:

  • GPN Outreach Committee (2016 – 2018)
  • GPN Student Board (2017-2018)

Professional Outreach:

  • 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.

Morgan Newhoff