Jessica Nielson, PhD

TitleAssistant Researcher
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentNeurological Surgery
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    Univeristy of California, San FranciscoPostdoc2016Neurological Surgery
    University of California, IrvinePhD2010Biological Sciences, Anatomy and Neurobiology
    Cal Poly PomonaBS2003Biology
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    National Neurotrauma Society2015Michael Goldberger Award
    National Neurotrauma Society2015Travel Award
    Society for Neuroscience2014Travel Award
    NIH/NINDS2013 - 2015National Research Service Award (F32)
    Reeve-Irvine Research Center, University of California, Irvine2011Lloyd Guth Award for Excellence in Graduate Research in Spinal Cord Injury
    Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of California, Irvine2009Grad Student Symposium Presentation Award
    Cal Poly Pomona2002 - 2003President's List
    Cal Poly Pomona2002 - 2003Dean's List

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    Translational outcome measures of cervical spinal cord injury
    NIH/NINDS F32NS079030Jan 3, 2013 - Jan 2, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Nielson J, Cooper SR, Yue JK, Sorani MD, Inoue T, Yuh EL, Mukherjee P, Petrossian TC, Paquette J, Lum PY, Carlsson GE, Vassar MJ, Lingsma HF, Gordon WA, Valadka AB, Okonkwo DO, Manley GT, Ferguson AR. Uncovering precision phenotype-biomarker associations in traumatic brain injury using topological data analysis. PLoS One. 2017; 12(3):e0169490. PMID: 28257413.
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    2. Zakrasek EC, Nielson J, Kosarchuk JJ, Crew JD, Ferguson AR, McKenna SL. Pulmonary outcomes following specialized respiratory management for acute cervical spinal cord injury: a retrospective analysis. Spinal Cord. 2017 Feb 21. PMID: 28220822.
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    3. Nielson J, Ferguson AR. Machine intelligence for healthcare by Francis X. Campion, MD, FACP and Gunnar Carlsson, PhD. TDA for discovery in preclinical spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. 2017; 163-166.
    4. Salegio EA, Bresnahan JC, Sparrey CJ, Camisa W, Fischer J, Leasure J, Buckley J, Nout-Lomas YS, Rosenzweig ES, Moseanko R, Strand S, Hawbecker S, Lemoy MJ, Haefeli J, Ma X, Nielson J, Edgerton VR, Ferguson AR, Tuszynski MH, Beattie MS. A Unilateral Cervical Spinal Cord Contusion Injury Model in Non-Human Primates (Macaca mulatta). J Neurotrauma. 2016 Mar 1; 33(5):439-59. PMID: 26788611.
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    5. Nielson J, Paquette J, Liu AW, Guandique CF, Tovar CA, Inoue T, Irvine KA, Gensel JC, Kloke J, Petrossian TC, Lum PY, Carlsson GE, Manley GT, Young W, Beattie MS, Bresnahan JC, Ferguson AR. Topological data analysis for discovery in preclinical spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. Nat Commun. 2015; 6:8581. PMID: 26466022; PMCID: PMC4634208.
    6. Friedli L, Rosenzweig ES, Barraud Q, Schubert M, Dominici N, Awai L, Nielson J, Musienko P, Nout-Lomas Y, Zhong H, Zdunowski S, Roy RR, Strand SC, van den Brand R, Havton LA, Beattie MS, Bresnahan JC, Bézard E, Bloch J, Edgerton VR, Ferguson AR, Curt A, Tuszynski MH, Courtine G. Pronounced species divergence in corticospinal tract reorganization and functional recovery after lateralized spinal cord injury favors primates. Sci Transl Med. 2015 Aug 26; 7(302):302ra134. PMID: 26311729.
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    7. Nielson J, Haefeli J, Salegio EA, Liu AW, Guandique CF, Stück ED, Hawbecker S, Moseanko R, Strand SC, Zdunowski S, Brock JH, Roy RR, Rosenzweig ES, Nout-Lomas YS, Courtine G, Havton LA, Steward O, Reggie Edgerton V, Tuszynski MH, Beattie MS, Bresnahan JC, Ferguson AR. Leveraging biomedical informatics for assessing plasticity and repair in primate spinal cord injury. Brain Res. 2015 Sep 4; 1619:124-38. PMID: 25451131; PMCID: PMC4418964 [Available on 09/04/16].
    8. Ferguson AR, Nielson J, Cragin MH, Bandrowski AE, Martone ME. Big data from small data: data-sharing in the 'long tail' of neuroscience. Nat Neurosci. 2014 Nov; 17(11):1442-7. PMID: 25349910.
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    9. Nielson J, Guandique CF, Liu AW, Burke DA, Lash AT, Moseanko R, Hawbecker S, Strand SC, Zdunowski S, Irvine KA, Brock JH, Nout-Lomas YS, Gensel JC, Anderson KD, Segal MR, Rosenzweig ES, Magnuson DS, Whittemore SR, McTigue DM, Popovich PG, Rabchevsky AG, Scheff SW, Steward O, Courtine G, Edgerton VR, Tuszynski MH, Beattie MS, Bresnahan JC, Ferguson AR. Development of a database for translational spinal cord injury research. J Neurotrauma. 2014 Nov 1; 31(21):1789-99. PMID: 25077610; PMCID: PMC4186058.
    10. Irvine KA, Ferguson AR, Mitchell KD, Beattie SB, Lin A, Stuck ED, Huie JR, Nielson J, Talbott JF, Inoue T, Beattie MS, Bresnahan JC. The Irvine, Beatties, and Bresnahan (IBB) Forelimb Recovery Scale: An Assessment of Reliability and Validity. Front Neurol. 2014; 5:116. PMID: 25071704; PMCID: PMC4083223.
    11. Nielson J, Megler JD. Manifesting Minds: A Review of Psychedelics in Science, Medicine, Sex, and Spirituality. Doblin R, Burge B, editors. Consideration of Ayahuasca for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. 2014; 116-124.
    12. Nielson J . Ayahuasca as a Candidate Therapy for PTSD. The Therapeutic Use of Ayahuasca. 2014; 41-58.
    13. Ferguson AR, Irvine KA, Gensel JC, Nielson J, Lin A, Ly J, Segal MR, Ratan RR, Bresnahan JC, Beattie MS. Derivation of multivariate syndromic outcome metrics for consistent testing across multiple models of cervical spinal cord injury in rats. PLoS One. 2013; 8(3):e59712. PMID: 23544088; PMCID: PMC3609747.
    14. Nout YS, Rosenzweig ES, Brock JH, Strand SC, Moseanko R, Hawbecker S, Zdunowski S, Nielson J, Roy RR, Courtine G, Ferguson AR, Edgerton VR, Beattie MS, Bresnahan JC, Tuszynski MH. Animal models of neurologic disorders: a nonhuman primate model of spinal cord injury. Neurotherapeutics. 2012 Apr; 9(2):380-92. PMID: 22427157; PMCID: PMC3337011.
    15. Nout YS, Ferguson AR, Strand SC, Moseanko R, Hawbecker S, Zdunowski S, Nielson J, Roy RR, Zhong H, Rosenzweig ES, Brock JH, Courtine G, Edgerton VR, Tuszynski MH, Beattie MS, Bresnahan JC. Methods for functional assessment after C7 spinal cord hemisection in the rhesus monkey. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2012 Jul-Aug; 26(6):556-69. PMID: 22331214; PMCID: PMC3468651.
    16. Ferguson AR, Stück ED, Nielson J. Syndromics: a bioinformatics approach for neurotrauma research. Transl Stroke Res. 2011 Dec; 2(4):438-54. PMID: 22207883.
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    17. Nielson J, Strong MK, Steward O. A reassessment of whether cortical motor neurons die following spinal cord injury. J Comp Neurol. 2011 Oct 1; 519(14):2852-69. PMID: 21618218; PMCID: PMC3916191.
    18. Nielson J, Sears-Kraxberger I, Strong MK, Wong JK, Willenberg R, Steward O. Unexpected survival of neurons of origin of the pyramidal tract after spinal cord injury. J Neurosci. 2010 Aug 25; 30(34):11516-28. PMID: 20739574; PMCID: PMC2941508.
    19. Chotiner JK, Nielson J, Farris S, Lewandowski G, Huang F, Banos K, de Leon R, Steward O. Assessment of the role of MAP kinase in mediating activity-dependent transcriptional activation of the immediate early gene Arc/Arg3.1 in the dentate gyrus in vivo. Learn Mem. 2010 Feb; 17(2):117-29. PMID: 20154358; PMCID: PMC2825695.
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