An investigation of the cellular mechanisms underlying ultrasound neuromodulation.
Undergraduate Institution and Major:
New York University, BA, Anthropology, 2010
Senior Research Scientist, Sensory Optimization and Neural Implant Coding Laboratory, University of Minnesota
Graduate Peer-Reviewed Publications:
- Collins MN, Mesce KA. A review of the bioeffects of low-intensity focused ultrasound and the benefits of a cellular approach. Front Physiol. 2022 Nov 10;13:1047324.
- Collins MN, Legon W, Mesce KA. The inhibitory thermal effects of focused ultrasound on an identified, single motoneuron. eNeuro. 2021 Apr 13:ENEURO.0514-20.2021.
- Collins MN, Mesce KA. Focused ultrasound neuromodulation and the confounds of intracellular electrophysiological investigation. eNeuro. 2020 Aug 24;7(4):ENEURO.0213-20.2020.
- Mesce KA, Newhoff M. Small Steps and larger strides in understanding the neural bases of crawling in the medicinal leech. In: The Neural Control of Movement. eds. Whelan PJ, Sharples SA); Academic https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-816477-8.00002-8. Copyright © 2021.
Description of Graduate Research:
Graduate Awards and Honors:
- Institute for Engineering in Medicine, University of Minnesota Annual Conference and Retreat Best Poster Award Winner, Medical Devices – Second Place, 2018
- International Society for Neuroethology, Heiligenberg Student Travel Award, 2018
- Stark Award, Graduate Program in Neuroscience, 2018
- MnDRIVE Neuromodulation Fellowship 2017-2018
- Institute of Engineering in Medicine Retreat Poster Contest, 1rst Place (Neuromodulation), 2017
- Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium Poster Contest, 3rd Place, 2017
- Newhoff M, Mueller J, Legon W, Mesce KA. An investigation into the cellular cechanisms 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
- An investigation into the cellular mechanisms underlying ultrasonic neuromodulation. University of Minnesota Graduate Program in Neuroscience colloquium series, Minneapolis, MN, 2017, 2018, 2019.
- Society for Neuroscience, 2013 – present
- International Society for Neuroethology, 2015 – present.
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
- Newhoff M, Treiman DM, Smith KA, Steinmetz PN. Gender differences in human single neuron responses to male emotional fears. Front Hum Neurosci. 2015;Sept 14;9:499.
- Invertebrate Neurobiology
- 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?
What Advice Would You Give To A First Year Graduate Student?
Do at least one rotation outside of your comfort zone.