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

Thesis Committee Members:

Description Of Graduate School:

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.

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

Graduate Level Abstracts:

  • Moore E, Weiner K, Ghose G. How and where do neurons mediate visual perceptual learning? V4 and Shape Detection in Non-human Primates. Abstract presented at Minnesota
  • Neuromodulation Symposium, Minneapolis, MN. http://neuromodulation.umn.edu/doc/MNS2016ProgramAndAbstracts.pdf. Accompanying poster listed in “Presentations” section, 2016.

Professional Presentations:

  • Moore E, Weiner, K, Ghose G, Premereur, 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, 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, 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, February 2017.
  • Moore E, Weiner K, Ghose G, Premereur, 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, February 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 session presented at Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium, Minneapolis, MN, April 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, February 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, September. Minneapolis, MN. Award: 3rd place Best Student Poster Award, 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 9th Annual Spring Vision Symposium, April. Minneapolis, MN, 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 Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium, April. Minneapolis MN, 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, April. Minneapolis MN, 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, February. Minneapolis, MN, 2015.

Rotations:

GPN Committees:

  • Student Board First Year Representative, 2013-2014
  • Student Board Second Year Representative, 2014-2015
  • Student Member of Outreach Committee, 2015-present
  • Career Facilitation Committee Member, 2017-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
    Alexandria High School, Alexandria, MN, Feb 17, 2016
    Forest Lake Elementary, Forest Lake, MN, Oct 25, 2016
    Carver Elementary, Maplewood, MN, Oct 28, 2016
    Alexandria high School, Alexandria, MN, Dec 9, 2016
    Minnetonka Middle School, Minnetonka, MN, April 28, 2017
    Kateri Shelter, Minneapolis, MN, August 23, 2017
  • Biology Saves the World Focus Scientist, University of MN, Minneapolis, MN Feb 17, 2017 & March 10, 2017
  • Minnesota State Fair Neuroscience Booth, Aug 2014, Aug 29, 2015
  • MN Science Bowl Judge, St. Paul, MN, Jan 23, 2016
  • 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

Internships:

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Leuven, Belgium. July 4, 2016 – Sep 23, 2016. 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.

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