Neuroscience Graduate Program - Student Profile

Jessica Sevetson

Student Profile

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Undergraduate Institution

Lehigh University

Research | Presentations & Posters | Publications | Accomplishments | Hobbies & Outside Interests

Research Description

- Calcium Imaging of Microtissues
- TBI/Ischemia
- Characterization of neurons in Microtissues
- Sleep-like signatures in Vitro

Presentations and Posters

Seminar Talks:
2017 Brown, NSGP In-house Graduate Student Seminar Series
2017 Brown, Center for the Advancement of Predictive Biology Annual Presentation
2017 Brown, Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, Guest Lecture
2015 Lehigh, Department of Biological Sciences Seminar Series

Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting
2017 Self-assembled neural microtissue as a relevant, reliable, and high throughput In vitro model of the device-tissue interface
2017 Calcium-dependent mechanisms underlying long-term depression of electrical synapses in the thalamic reticular nucleus
2016 Understanding Neurovascular Endothelial Cell Migration using in Vitro Three-Dimensional Models
2015 Mechanisms of long-term depression at electrical synapses in the TRN
2014 Common and Uncommon Mechanisms of LTD at Electrical Synapses in the TRN
2014 Asymmetry of Electrical Synapses: Evidence and Impact in Small Networks

Young Scholar’s Conference, Brown University
2016 Investigating the Dynamics of Capillary-Like Network Formation in a Three-dimensional Neural Spheroid Model

Biological Sciences Symposium, Lehigh University
2013 Combined Erythropoietin and Mesenchymal Stem Cell Treatment: Effects on Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis in Mice
2012 Maternal Programming of Food Hoarding in Syrian Hamsters Revisited


Sevetson J, Fittro S, Heckman E, Haas JS (2017) A calcium-dependent pathway underlies activity-dependent plasticity of electrical synapses in the thalamic reticular nucleus. J Physiol. doi: 10.1113/JP274049. [Epub ahead of print]

Sevetson J, Haas JS (2014) Asymmetry and modulation of spike timing in electrically coupled neurons. J Neurophysiol. 113(6):1743-51. doi: 10.1152/jn.00843.2014.


National Science Foundation, GRFP Honorable Mention, 2017
Speaker, NerdNite Providence

Hobbies and Outside Interests

I enjoy baking, hiking, tacos, sarcasm, and my extremely chubby cat.