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Jennica Young

Doctoral Student, Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Jennica Young

Hometown:

Saginaw, MI

Undergraduate Institution:

Saginaw Valley State University, B.S. in Health Science

Current Program:

Brain and Cognitive Sciences Ph.D program

Year of Matriculation:

2014

Research Interests:

TBI, Pain and TBI, combinational therapies

Publications:
Young, J.M., Pionk, T., Hiatt, I., Geeck, K., & Smith, J.S.  (under review). Environmental enrichment aides in functional recovery following unilateral controlled cortical impact of the forelimb sensorimotor area however intranasal administration of nerve growth factor does not. Brain Bulletin.

Dunkerson, J., Moritz, K., Young, J., Pionk, T., Fink, K., Rossignol, J., Dunbar, G., & Smith, J.S. (2014). Combining enriched environments and induved pluripotent stem cell therapy results in improved cognitive and motor function following traumatic brain injury. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, 32​(5), 675- 687.

Presentations:

Michigan Society for Neuroscience, presenting author- May 2014 “The effects of nerve growth factor and enriched environment on functional recovery after unilateral controlled cortical impact to the forelimb sensorimotor cortex”

Saginaw Valley State University Health Science Poster Session, presenting author- April 2014 “The effects of nerve growth factor and enriched environment on functional recovery after unilateral controlled cortical impact to the forelimb sensorimotor cortex”

Society for Neuroscience, Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Poster Session, presenting author, November 2013- “The effects of nerve growth factor and enriched environment on functional recovery after unilateral controlled cortical impact to the forelimb sensorimotor cortex”

National Neurotrauma Symposium presenting author- 2013 “Combining enriched environment and induced pluripotent stem cells therapy results in improved cognitive and motor function following traumatic brain injury”

Michigan Society for Neuroscience, presenting author- 2013 “Combining enriched environment and induced pluripotent stem cells therapy results in improved cognitive and motor function following traumatic brain injury”

Saginaw Valley State University Health Science Poster Session, presenting author- April 2013 “Combining enriched environment and induced pluripotent stem cells therapy results in improved cognitive and motor function following traumatic brain injury”

Society for Neuroscience, Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Poster Session, presenting author-2012 “Combining enriched environment and induced pluripotent stem cells therapy results in improved cognitive and motor function following traumatic brain injury”

​My advisor is Dr. Hoane.