Jennifer Stiso


Neuroscience Ph.D. student at the University of Pennsylvania, working with Prof. Danielle Bassett in the Complex Systems Group and Prof. Timothy Lucas in the Center for Neural Engineering and Therapeutics. I graduated in 2016 from the University of California Berkeley with a B.A. in Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Cognitive Science. At Berkeley, I worked in the lab of Prof. Robert Knight.

I am interested in the electrophysiological mechanisms that support cognition, and how we can use our understanding of these mechanisms to inform effective therapies for neurological disease. I find combining computational modeling with time-resolved neural recordings (usually ECoG) to be an especially useful, interesting, and fun way to investigate these topics.

I am always looking for opportunities to get people excited about science. In addition to my research, I write for science blogs and outreach journals, teach and design content for coding bootcamps, and am actively involved in neuroscience outreach at Penn through GLIA.