Graduate Student, Clinical Psychology
Faculty Advisor: Lee Ryan
I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, where I graduated from North Royalton High School.
I attended Arizona State University in the fall of 2014 and graduated with a B.S in Psychology in 2018. I worked in a behavioral neuroscience research lab studying hormone, brain, and behavior relationships for all four years. Specifically, we studied learning and memory in different models of aging. While in the lab, I conducted an honors thesis utilizing a transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease to evaluate the cognitive and pathological impacts of ovarian hormone deprivation. This study was awarded best honors project in the psychology department at ASU and was nationally recognized by the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences as a recipient of the Undergraduate Research Excellence Award. Now, I am continuing my interests in aging and memory at the University of Arizona to study preclinical Alzheimer’s disease using neuropsychological and neuroimaging approaches.
Selected Poster Presentations:
Palmer, J.M., Strouse, I.M., Koebele, S.V., Woner, V.E., Willeman, M. N., Pena, V.L., Winslow, W., Oddo, S., & Bimonte-Nelson, H.A. (2018). An evaluation of a short-term and a long-term ovarian hormone deprivation in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease: Impacts of spatial working and reference memory. Presented at Arizona Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference, Tempe, AZ, 17 March 2018. Presented at Barrett, Celebrating Honors Symposium, Tempe, AZ, 10 April 2018. Presented at Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium, Phoenix, AZ, 17 May 2018.
Koebele, S.V., Poisson, M.L., Palmer, J.M., Berns-Leone, C., Patel, S., Strouse, I.M., Bimonte-Nelson, H.A. (2017). A dose that is just right? Drospirenone dose-dependently affects cognitive outcomes. Presented at Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., 12 November 2017.
Palmer, J.M., Hiroi, R., Granger, S.J., Poisson, M., Berns-Leone, C., Kirby, D., Patel, S., Hadder, B., Ciaramitaro, V., Bimonte-Nelson, H.A. (2016). 17β-estradiol versus conjugated equine estrogens: Differential interaction of androstenedione with two commonly used hormone therapy estrogens for spatial memory in mice. Presented at Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 13 November 2016. Presented at Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium Conference, Phoenix, AZ, 18 May 2017.