Ursula A. Tooley


I am a neuroscience Ph.D. candidate at the University of Pennsylvania, under the direction of Dr. Allyson Mackey in the Changing Brain Lab and Dr. Danielle Bassett in the Complex Systems Group.

I am interested in the development of functional brain networks, effects of the early environment on brain development, learning and exploration in childhood, and applications of graph theory.

I graduated in the spring of 2014 from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Neuroscience. From 2011 to 2014, I worked in the lab of Dr. Jamie Edgin, examining longitudinal effects of sleep disruption on cognition in children with Down syndrome.