Ursula A. Tooley


I recieved my Ph.D. in Neuroscience in 2022 at the University of Pennsylvania, under the direction of Dr. Allyson Mackey in the Changing Brain Lab and Dr. Dani 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.