Undergraduate Institution and Major:
California State University Northridge, B.A. in Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychology, 2013
University of Delaware, M.A. 2019
DGS in First Year (Linda McLoon, PhD. Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences, Department of Neuroscience)
Masters and Undergraduate:
- Maisson DJ. Distinct Contributions of the Nucleus Reuniens, Prefrontal Cortex, and Hippocampus to Spatial Working Memory. Masters dissertation. University of Delaware. 2019.
- Maisson DJ, Gemzik ZM, Griffin AL Optogenetic suppression of the nucleus reuniens selectively impairs encoding during spatial working memory. Neurobiol Learn Mem. 2018 Nov;155:78-85
- Lorber MF1, Maisson DJ, Slep AM, Heyman RE, Wolff MS. Mechanisms linking interparental aggression to child dental caries. Caries Res. 2017;51(2):149-159.
Graduate Oral Presentations:
- Maisson DJ-N. This is your brain on disorder.. 90s elevator pitch about importance of research at the UD Graduate Students’ Forum for Research and Creative Endeavors, 2018.
- Maisson DJ-N, Griffin AL. Implicating the Midline Thalamus in Hippocampal Spatial Working Memory Processes. Formal talk and the UD Graduate Students’ Forum for Research and Creative Endeavors), 2018.
- Maisson DJ-N, Griffin AL. Effects of nucleus reuniens optogenetic suppression on working-memory related hippocampal activity. David Olton Data Blitz, Park City Winter Conference, 2018.
- Maisson DJ-N, Griffin AL. Comparison of medial entorhinal and nucleus reuniens projections in CA1. Society for Neuroscience, 2017; Delaware Neuroscience Symposium, 2017).
- Gemzik ZM, Stout JS, Looney NF, Gaylord MT, Maisson DJ-N, Griffin AL Distinct spatial working memory correlates of prefrontal and hippocampal projections to the nucleus reuniens. Society for Neuroscience, 2017; Delaware Neuroscience Symposium, 2017.
- Maisson DJ-N, Griffin AL. Optogenetic suppression of mPFC terminals and cell bodies in nucleus reuniens during select phases of a spatial working memory task. UT Austin Conference on Learning & Memory, 2017.
- Maisson DJ-N, Emanuel B, Hallock H, Gemzik Z, Donahue M, Griffin AL. Distinct contributions of hippocampal and prefrontal afferents to nucleus reuniens during spatial working memory. Society for Neuroscience, 2016; Delaware Neuroscience Symposium, 2016
- David Redish
- Ben Hayden
- Esther Krook-Magnuson
- Jocelyn Richard
- Rocio Gomez-Pastor
- Society for Neurosciece
- American Physiological Society
- American Psychological Association
- Society for Neuroeconomics
- Behavorial and Cognitive Neuroscience
- Computational Neuroscience
- Neuroscience of Drug Abuse and Addiction
What got you interested in research?
I've been involved in research for 8 years. My interest started with neuroscience. I took a brain and behavior class as a University sophomore with a professor who fostered a love for the subject in me. The following semester, I took a research methods course and that professor solidified for me that this was what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. It's been research labs ever since.
Why did you choose the University of Minnesota?
I chose MN for the city, the size of the cohort, the cohort-building investment, the volume and range of available professors, and the program foundation of interdisciplinarity.