Undergraduate Neuroscience Research, Chapel Hill, NC, (2010-2012);

BA in Global Health and Spanish, University of North Carolina (2012);

Neuroscience Research Internship, City College New York, NY, (Summer 2011);

CV: https://neuralengr.com/public/uploads/jessica-little-curriculum-vitae.pdf

 

I Worked as an intern during the summer of 2011 performing EEG experiments with Justin Rice. Interested in tDCS, learning and memory, and optogenetics.

 

Education

 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BA Interdisciplinary Studies: Global Health, May 2012
Second Major: Romance Languages: Spanish, May 2012
Minor: Chemistry, May 2012

Universidad de Sevilla
Semester Abroad, Spring 2009

 

EXPERIENCE
Undergraduate Neuroscience Research: Wightman Lab, Chapel Hill, NC, Fall 2010-Spring 2012
• Utilized unique methods of electric voltammetry on rats in vivo to explore the release of the
neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain.
• Developed an individual project involving norepinephrine and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
• Achieved proficiency in the technical aspects of engineering microscopic carbon fiber electrodes.

 

Neuroscience Research Internship: Parra Lab, City College New York, NY, Summer 2011
• Expanded knowledge of neural networks as an intern Biomedical Engineering Lab in New York City.
• Investigated perceptual decision-making and oscillations in the human brain using tDCs and EEG.
• Broadened understanding and technical skills to strengthen an interdisciplinary honors thesis.

 

Student Envoy: Sir Richard’s Condom Company Chapel Hill, Fall 2011- Spring 2012
• Applied and was selected to represent Sir Richard’s, a company that has pioneered a “buy one, give
one”, social entrepreneurship model to the market of condoms.
• Collaborated with Partners in Health to give condoms to Haitians for every condom that is sold in the
United States and fight the spread of HIV and AIDS
• Spread this message through brand presentations, world AIDS day events and blogs.

 

Undergraduate Cell Biology Research: Peifer Lab UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, Fall 2009-Fall 2010
• Conducted biological analysis of the influence of small GTP-ase proteins in cell adhesion pathways of
Drosophila melanogaster.
• Employed the methods of Hatch Rates, Cuticle Preparations, Staining, and Confocal Microscopy to
study the effects of reducing specific proteins in early embryogenesis.

 

Medical Internship, Hospital de Clínicas, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Summer 2009
• Shadowed doctors in respiratory, gynecology, geriatric and pediatric divisions.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS
Subject Position Affects EEG Magnitudes, Justin K. Rice, Christopher Rorden, Jessica S. Little, Lucas C. Parra
• Under Review

 

In Vivo, Fast-Scan Cyclic Voltammetry: Comparison between Dopamine and 5-HT Synthesis, Packaging,
Release, Uptake and Metabolism, P. Hashemi, P. Takmakov, R. Lama, J. Little, R. M. Wightman
• Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience: Neuroscience 2011 Conference in Washington D.C.

 

Passport Article: The Music of Sevilla
• Published in Passport: The University of North Carolina’s primary Study Abroad Magazine

 

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