Jennifer Zick

Entering Class - 2013

Member of MSTP (MD/PhD) program

E-MAIL: zick@umn.edu

UNDERGRAD INSTITUTION AND MAJOR:
University of Minnesota, B.S. in Neuroscience, 2009

GRADUATE CO-ADVISORS

THESIS COMMITTEE MEMBERS

DESCRIPTION OF GRADUATE RESEARCH
My research involves characterizing abnormalities in neuronal network dynamics in animal models of schizophrenia. I conduct multielectrode neural recordings in awake mice and use computational model simulations to investigate changes in spike synchrony and functional coupling between neighboring prefrontal cortical neurons.

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Neuropsychiatric Disease

GRADUATE LEVEL AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Morris Smithberg Memorial Prize, 2014

GRADUATE LEVEL PUBLICATIONS

  • MacDonald Iii AW, Zick JL, Chafee MV, Netoff TI.  Integrating Insults: Using Fault Tree Analysis to Guide Schizophrenia Research across Levels of Analysis.  Front Hum Neurosci. 2016 Jan 6;9:698.

GRADUATE LEVEL ABSTRACTS

  • Zick JL, Blackman RK, Chafee MV, Netoff TI. Application of generalized linear models to investigate functional synaptic coupling and synchrony in an animal model of Schizophrenia.  Annual Meeting of the Organization for Computational Neuroscience; Prague, Czech Republic, 2015.
  • Zick JL, Blackman RK, Chafee MV, Netoff TI. Analysis of spike timing and functional coupling in a non-human primate model of schizophrenia. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience; Chicago, IL, 2015.
  • Zick JL,  Tariq  N,  Strom  NA,  Vazquez  G,  Rodriguez  G,  Divani  AA.  Assessment of measurement techniques for degree of stenosis of carotid artery. 61st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology. Seattle, WA. April 25-May 2, 2009. 

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

  • Neuronal Network Dynamics in a Primate Model of Schizophrenia.  Oral presentation at Department of Neuroscience Colloquium Series, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, May 20, 2015.

ROTATIONS

  • Theoden Netoff, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Theresa Nick, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience

PROFESSIONAL OUTREACH

  • Brain Awareness Week Instructor, 2014

 

Jennifer Zick