Elisabeth Moore

Entering Class - 2013

E-MAIL: moor1168@umn.edu

UNDERGRAD INSTITUTION AND MAJOR:
Arizona State University, B.S. in Genetics, Cell, and Developmental Biology, 2013

GRADUATE ADVISOR
Geoffrey Ghose, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience

THESIS COMMITTEE MEMBERS

DESCRIPTION OF GRADUATE RESEARCH
I study perceptual learning in the visual system of non-human primates, looking at how shapes change neural signals in area V4 of the cerebral cortex. I combine fMRI, electrophysiology, and stimulation to understand how signals reflect and predict shapes in this area, and how this changes as a function of training.

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Neuroimaging and Optogenetics
  • Neuroengineering
  • Visual Neuroscience

GRADUATE LEVEL AWARDS AND HONORS

  • IGERT Fellowship, 2014
  • IEM Annual Conference and Retreat, 3rd Place Best Student Poster

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

  • Moore E, Weiner K, Ghose G. (2015) V4 LFP signals predict and affect behavioral reliability in non-human primates during shape detection task training. Poster session presented at IEM Annual Conference and Retreat, September. Minneapolis, MN. Award: 3rd place Best Student Poster Award
  • Moore E, Weiner K, Ghose G. (2015). V4 LFP signals predict and affect behavioral reliability in non-human primates during shape detection task training. Poster session presented at 9th Annual Spring Vision Symposium, April. Minneapolis, MN.
  • Moore E, Weiner K, Ghose G. (2015) V4 LFP signals predict and affect behavioral reliability in non-human primates during shape detection task training. Poster session presented at Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium, April. Minneapolis MN.
  • Moore E, Weiner K, Ghose G. (2015) V4 LFP signals predict and affect behavioral reliability in non-human primates during shape detection task training. Poster session presented at Annual Graduate Student Biomedical Research Day, April. Minneapolis MN.
  • Moore E, Weiner K, Ghose G. (2015) Electrode information predictions in V4 of non-human primates during visual learning. Poster session presented at Annual GPN Retreat, February. Minneapolis, MN.

ROTATIONS

GPN COMMITTEES

  • Student Board First Year Representative, 2013-2014
  • Student Board Second Year Representative, 2014-2015
  • Student Member of Outreach Committee, 2015-present

PROFESSIONAL OUTREACH

  • Brain Awareness Week Instructor

Salem Hills Elementary, Inver Grove Heights, MN, Nov 21, 2013
Rum River Elementary, Rum River, MN, Oct 27, 2014
Minnehaha Academy, Minneapolis, MN, Nov 14, 2014
Minnetonka Middle School, Minnetonka, MN, May 15, 2015
L'Etoile du Nord French Immersion School, St. Paul, MN, Nov 3, 2015
Olson Middle School, Minneapolis, MN, Nov 4, 2015

  • Minnesota State Fair Neuroscience Booth, Aug 2014, Aug 29, 2015
  • Minnesota Science Museum Social Science, Neuroscience Booth, Oct 2014,Oct 1, 2015
  • University of Minnesota Graduate Program in Neuroscience Recruiting Weekend, Feb 2014, 2015
  • University of Minnesota Biomedical Research Preview Weekend, Sep 2013, Sep 2014
  • University of Minnesota IGERT Recruiting Weekend, Nov 2015

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Society for Neuroscience, 2014-2015

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE MN?
I liked both the collaborative atmosphere of the school and the wide array of research areas to choose from, as well as the twin cities area in general.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE A FIRST YEAR GRADUATE STUDENT?
Choose your rotations strategically.

Elisabeth Moore