Jessica Cote

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Location (State): 
North Carolina

B.S. in Neuroscience, Trinity College (Hartford, CT), 2012

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


Admission year: 2014

Advisor: Christin Carter-Su

Current project: I study how the adaptor protein SH2B1 regulates body weight, feeding behavior, and blood glucose levels through its activity in neurons

Other interests: Interactions between the brain and gastrointestinal tract

Teaching experience: 

Human Physiology | University of Michigan 

Evolution of Life Laboratory |Trinity College 

First-Year Writing Intensive Seminar | Trinity College 

Honors, grants & awards: 

Conference Travel Grant | Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan (2017)
Pre-candidate Student Research Grant | Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan (2016)
Graduate Research Fellowship | National Science Foundation (2015-18)
Benard L. Maas Fellowship | University of Michigan Medical School (2014)
Fulbright Research Grant | U.S. Department of State (2013)
Priscilla Kehoe Neuroscience Prize | Trinity College (2012)
Amgen Scholars Program | University of California Berkeley (2011)
Summer Research Grant | Trinity College (2010)
Lisa P. Nestor Chemical Rubber Company Award | Trinity College (2009)
Presidential Scholarship | Trinity College (2008-12)

Service & leadership: 

Vice President | Neuroscience Graduate Student Organization (2017-present)

Website Editor | Neuroscience Graduate Program (2017-present)

Content Editor | Michigan Science Writers (2016-present)
Workshop Adviser | National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Workshop, Neuroscience Graduate Program (2016-present)
Program Co-Coordinator | Saturdays with Scientists, Neuroscience Graduate Student Organization at Michigan Science Center, Detroit, MI (2015-16)
Outreach Chair | Neuroscience Graduate Student Organization (2015-16)
Recruitment Student Host | Neuroscience Graduate Program (2015-16)
Booth Leader/Volunteer | BrainsRule! Event (2015)

Hobbies: Tennis, rock climbing, yoga, piano