Elisabeth Moore

Entering Class - 2013

E-MAIL: moor1168@umn.edu

Undergraduate Institution and Major:

Arizona State University, B.S. in Genetics, Cell, and Developmental Biology, 2013

Graduate Advisor:

Geoffrey Ghose, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience

Description of Graduate Research:

I am performing research on visual perceptual learning in non-human primates, looking at how visual stimuli change neural signals in early and intermediate visual areas. I combine human fMRI and non-human primate electrophysiology to understand how signals reflect and predict visual stimuli and how this changes as a function of training.

    Graduate Presentations:

    Oral Presentations:

    • Coding visual information: How do neurons across cortex separate or combine sensory, choice, and attention related information? Neuroscience Spring Colloquium, Minneapolis, MN, Feb. 2018.
    • Coding of critical features vs. generalized shapes: Visual perceptual learning in visual cortex.. Neuroscience Spring Colloquium, Minneapolis, MN, April 2017.
    • Perceptual learning in V4. Neuroscience Spring Colloquium, Minneapolis, MN, June 2016.

    Poster Presentations:

    • Moore E, Ghose G, Weiner K, Kay K, Vizioli L. Coding visual information: How do neurons across cortex separate or combine sensory, choice, and attention related information? Poster session presented at Annual GPN Retreat, Minneapolis, MN,  Feb. 2018
    • Moore E, Weiner K, Ghose G, Premereur E, Janssen P. How can neuromodulation be tailored to induce lasting behavioral improvements? Visual Perceptual Learning in V4. Poster session presented at Neurostatistics Workshop, Minneapolis, MN, May 2017.
    • Moore E, Weiner K, Ghose G, Premereur E, Janssen P. How can neuromodulation be tailored to induce lasting behavioral improvements? Visual perceptual learning in V4. Poster session presented at Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium, Minneapolis, MN, April 2017.
    • Moore E, Weiner K, Ghose G, Premereur E, Janssen P. How can neuromodulation be tailored to induce lasting behavioral improvements? Visual Perceptual Learning in V4. Poster session presented at Annual GPN Retreat, Minneapolis, MN, Feb. 2017.
    • Moore E, Weiner K, Ghose G. How and where do neurons mediate visual perceptual learning? V4 and shape detection in non-human primates. Poster/Abstract presented at Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium, Minneapolis, MN, 2016.
    • Moore E, Weiner K, Ghose G. How and where do neurons mediate visual perceptual learning? V4 and shape detection in non-human primates. Poster session presented at Annual GPN Retreat, Minneapolis, MN, Feb. 2016.
    • Moore E, Weiner K, Ghose G.  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, Minneapolis, MN. Award: 3rd place Best Student Poster Award, Sept. 2015.
    • Moore E, Weiner K, Ghose G. V4 LFP signals predict and affect behavioral reliability in non-human primates during shape detection task training. Poster session presented at Spring Vision Symposium, Minneapolis, MN, April 2015.
    • Moore E, Weiner K, Ghose G. V4 LFP signals predict and affect behavioral reliability in non-human primates during shape detection task training. Poster/Abstract presented at Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium, Minneapolis MN, April 2015.
    • Moore E, Weiner K, Ghose G. 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, Minneapolis MN, April 2015
    • Moore E, Weiner K, Ghose G. Electrode information predictions in V4 of non-human primates during visual learning. Poster session presented at Annual GPN Retreat, Minneapolis, MN, Feb. 2015.

    Awards and Honors:

    • IEM Annual Conference and Retreat, 3rd Place Best Student Poster, 2015
    • IGERT Fellowship, 2014

    GPN Committees:

    • Career Facilitation Committee Member, 2017-2018
    • Student Member of Outreach Committee, 2015-2017
    • Student Board Second Year Representative, 2014-2015
    • Student Board First Year Representative, 2013-201

    Science Outreach:

    • Brain Awareness Instructor, Hmong International Academy, Minneapolis, MN, Oct 25, 2018
    • MN State Fair Neuroscience Booth Volunteer, Sep 1, 2018
    • Carleton College, Undergraduate Seminar Course Talk, April 12, 2018
    • Brain Awareness Instructor, Karner Blue Education, Blaine, MN Jan 9, 2018
    • Brain Awareness Instructor, Kateri Shelter, Minneapolis, MN, August 23, 2017
    • Brain Awareness Instructor, Minnetonka Middle School, Minnetonka, MN, April 28, 2017
    • Biology Saves the World Focus Scientist, University of MN, Minneapolis, MN Mar 10, 2017
    • Biology Saves the World Focus Scientist, University of MN, Minneapolis, MN Feb 17, 2017
    • University of MN Graduate Program in Neuroscience Recruiting Volunteer, Feb 10-11, 2017
    • Brain Awareness Instructor, Alexandria high School, Alexandria, MN, Dec 9, 2016
    • Brain Awareness Instructor, Carver Elementary, Maplewood, MN, Oct 28, 2016
    • MN Science Museum Volunteer, Neuroscience Booth, St. Paul, MN, Oct 6, 2016
    • Brain Awareness Instructor, Alexandria High School, Alexandria, MN, Feb 17, 2016
    • University of MN Graduate Program in Neuroscience Recruiting Volunteer, Feb 12-13, 2016
    • MN High School Science Bowl, Scientific Judge, St. Paul, MN, Jan, 2016
    • University of Minnesota IGERT Recruiting Weekend Volunteer, Nov 6, 2015
    • Brain Awareness Instructor, Olson Middle School, Minneapolis, MN, Nov 4, 2015
    • Brain Awareness Instructor, L'Etoile du Nord French Immersion, St. Paul, MN, Nov 3, 2015
    • MN Science Museum Volunteer, St. Paul, MN, Neuroscience Booth, Oct 1, 2015
    • MN State Fair Neuroscience Booth Volunteer, Aug 29, 2015
    • Brain Awareness Instructor, Minnetonka Middle School, Minnetonka, MN, May 15, 2015
    • University of MN Graduate Program in Neuro... Recruiting Volunteer, Feb 13-14, 2015
    • Brain Awareness Instructor, Minnehaha Academy, Minneapolis, MN, Nov 14, 2014
    • Brain Awareness Instructor, Rum River Elementary, Rum River, MN, Oct 27, 2014
    • MN Science Museum Social Science Volunteer, Neuroscience Booth, Oct 9, 2014
    • University of MN Biomedical Research Recruiting Volunteer, Sep 26-27, 2014
    • MN State Fair Neuroscience Booth Volunteer, Aug 30, 2014
    • University of MN Graduate Program in Neuroscience Recruiting Volunteer, Feb 14-15, 2014
    • Brain Awareness Instructor, Salem Hills Elementary School, Inver Grove Heights, MN, Nov 21, 2013
    • University of MN Biomedical Preview Weekend Volunteer, September 27-28, 2013

    Internships:

    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Leuven, Belgium. X Lab PI: Peter Janssen. Project: I worked with a post-doc in the lab to stimulate area TEO in two macaques while scanning, using fMRI, in order to map effective connectivity between visual areas.July - Sept. 2016.

      Professional Memberships:

          • Society for Neuroscience, 2014-2015

          Thesis Committee Members:

          Research Areas:

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

          Rotations:

          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.

          liz