Jaclyn Durkin

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Post Doc University of Pennsylvania
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B.S. in Neuroscience, Muhlenberg College, 2013

M.S. in Neuroscience, University of Michigan, 2015


Admission year: 2013

Advisor: Sara Aton

Current project: I study the role of state-dependent thalamocortical activity in driving visual system plasticity.

Other interests: Generally, I am interested in how brain physiology unique to sleep contributes to learning and memory.

Teaching experience: 

University of Michigan:
2014: Graduate Student Instructor for Neuroscience 570 and 571: Neuroanatomy
2014-present: Volunteer teaching assistant for the Medical School ʺNeuroscience Laboratory Moduleʺ
Muhlenberg College:
2010-2013: Learning Assistant for Calculus I&II, General Chemistry II
2012: Writing Assistant for First Year Seminar

Honors, grants & awards: 

University of Michigan:
2016: Fine Science Tools Graduate Student Travel Award
2015-present NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
2014-2016: Rackham Conference Travel Grant
Muhlenberg College:
2012: Phi Beta Kappa
2012: Dean of Academic Life Summer Research Grant
2009-2013: Presidential Merit Scholarship
2009-2013: Dana Scholars Honors Program

Service & leadership: 

2016-2017: Vice President, NGSO
2014-2017: MYELIN
2013-2016: BrainsRule!

Hobbies: Swimming, reading, my cats, good-bad movies