Luna Kettlewell

Entering Class - 2019

E-MAIL:  [email protected]

Undergraduate Institution and Major:

University of Missouri - Kansas City, B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2019

Graduate Research Interests:

I am interested broadly in computational and mathematical modeling. I would like to apply this to psychiatric disorders or decision modeling.

Graduate Advisor:

Gordon Smith, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience

Oral Presentations:

"Spatiotemporal Propagation in Spontaneous Activity of Neonatal Visual Cortex " 2023 Neuroscience Colloquium

Professional Memberships:

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society


  • Alik Widge
  • Ben Hayden and Jan Zimmerman

Research Categories:

  • Behavioral and Cognitive Neurosciences
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Neuroengineering
  • Neuropsychiatric Disease

What Got You Interested in Research?

I just never wanted a normal job. I wanted to design really complicated things or solve previously unsolvable problems.

Why did you choose the University of Minnesota?

I really enjoyed talking to the professors here, and there are a lot of neuroscience faculty that do "engineering" things.

Favorite Itasca Memories:

(1) Sam's yoga class on the lake. (2) Biking to the fire tower.

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