I am a second-year undergraduate student studying biomedical engineering at the University of Utah. Under the guidance of graduate student Andrew Taibi and with funding from the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), I am working to clone an activity-dependent synaptic reporter. My interest in neuroscience extends to the branch of neural engineering, which I hope to specialize in as I continue with my bachelor’s degree.
Jenks K, Kim T, Pastuzyn ED, Okuno H, Taibi AV, Bito H, Bear MF, Shepherd JD. Arc restores juvenile plasticity in adult mouse visual cortex. PNAS. 2017; 114(34):9182-9187. Read Article
Duncan R, Xie Y, McPherson AD, Taibi AV, Bonkowsky JL, Douglass AD, Dorsky RI. Hypothalamic radial glia function as self-renewing neural progenitors in the absence of Wnt/β-catenin signaling. Development. 2016; 1;143(1);45-53. Read Article
Taibi AV, Mandavawala KP, Noel J, Okoye EV, Milano CR, Martin BL, and Sirotkin HI. Zebrafish churchill regulates developmental gene expression and cell migration. Developmental Dynamics. 2013; 6; 614-621. Read Article
Kok FO, Taibi AV, Wanner SJ, Xie X, Moravec CE, Love CE, Prince VE, Mumm JS, Sirotkin HI. Zebrafish rest regulates developmental gene expression but not neurogenesis. Development. 2012; 139; 3838-48. Read Article
In Press: Jenks K, Shepherd JD. Experience-dependent development and maintenance of binocular neurons in the mouse visual cortex. Cell Press. TBD Read bioRxiv Preprint
Jenks K.R*, Kim T*, Pastuzyn E.D*, Okuno H, Taibi A.V, Bito H, Bear M.F, Shepherd J.D. Arc restores juvenile plasticity in adult mouse visual cortex. PNAS. 2017 Jul 17; Read Article
Kim G, Nagarajan N, Pastuzyn E, Jenks K.R, Capecchi M, Shepherd J, Menon R. Deep-brain imaging via epi-fluorescence computational cannula microscopy. Scientific Reports. 2017 Mar 20; 7, 44791. Read Article
Pastuzyn, E.D. and Shepherd, J.D. Activity-dependent Arc expression and homeostatic synaptic plasticity are altered in neurons from a mouse model of Angelman syndrome. Front Mol Neurosci. 2017 Jul 28; 10
Jenks, K.R.*, Kim, T.*, Pastuzyn, E.D.*, Okuno, H., Taibi, A.V., Bito, H., Bear, M.F., and Shepherd, J.D. Arc restores juvenile plasticity in adult mouse visual cortex. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Aug 22; 114; 34.
Kim, G., Nagarajan, N., Pastuzyn, E., Jenks, K., Capecchi, M., Shepherd, J., and Menon, R. Deep-brain imaging via epi-fluorescence computational cannula microscopy. Sci Rep. 2017 Mar 20; 7
Robinson, J.D., Howard, C.D., Pastuzyn, E.D., Byers, D.L., Keefe, K.A., and Garris, P.A. Methamphetamine-induced neurotoxicity disrupts pharmacologically evoked dopamine transients in the dorsomedial and dorsolateral striatum. Neurotox Res. 2014 Aug; 26; 2.
Pastuzyn, E.D. and Keefe, K.A. Changes in neural circuitry regulating response-reversal learning and Arc-mediated consolidation of learning in rats with methamphetamine-induced partial monoamine loss. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2014 Mar; 39; 4.
Howard, C.D.*, Pastuzyn, E.D.*, Barker-Haliski, M.L., Garris, P.A., and Keefe, K.A. Phasic-like stimulation of the medial forebrain bundle augments striatal gene expression despite methamphetamine-induced partial dopamine denervation. J Neurochem. 2013 May; 125; 4.