Jacob Van Doorn
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Jay went to the University of Kentucky for his B.S. in Biology in 2016, and received his M.S. in Bioengineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2019, studying the use of EEG to analyze temporal dynamics of meditators.
He now studies the brain on a macro-scale, in particular how the brain ages utilizing the tools at the cutting edge of neuroimaging. He has three major research interests: 1) development of new analytical tools for studying the brain on a macro-scale, especially the dynamics of brain function through time, 2) how hormonal cycles and changes to hormones affect the brain's network dynamics through a lifetime, and 3) sex-specific risk factors for dementias, such as Alzheimer's disease, as determined by brain network degradation.
Interest Keywords: Connectomics, Neuroendocrinology, Brain Network Topology, Aging, Dementia
Advisor: Dr. Alex Leow & Dr. Pauline M. Maki