Jared Nielsen, Assistant Professor
Like many of you, I have family members and friends who suffer from neurological and psychiatric disorders. It’s heartbreaking to watch loved ones struggle with the effects of these disorders. The bulk of my education and training as a scientist has revolved around studying the brain and how it is affected by brain disorders. My hope is that the information we learn as scientists will inform and improve the way clinicians diagnose and treat their patients—our family members and friends (and maybe even us).
- Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuroscience from Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital, 2018
- Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuroscience from University of Utah, 2014
- PhD in Neuroscience from University of Utah, 2013
- BS in Neuroscience from Brigham Young University, 2009
In the Nielsen Brain and Behavior Lab, we are interested in answering questions about the organization of the brain and how neurological and psychiatric illnesses disrupt its organization. To answer these questions, we use a variety of analytical techniques to extract quantitative information from MRI scans.
- Outstanding Emerging Investigator from University of Utah’s Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, 2017
- T32 Training Grant Fellowship from National Institutes of Health, 2009
- International Society for Autism Research
- Society for Neuroscience
- Martin-Brevet, S., Rodríguez-Herreros, B., Nielsen, J., Buckner, R. L., Draganski, B., & Jacquemont, S. (2018). Quantifying the Effects of 16p11.2 Copy Number Variants on Brain Structure: A Multisite Genetic-First Study. Biological Psychiatry, 84(4), 253 - 264.
- Zielinski, B. A., Prigge, M. B., Nielsen, J., Froehlich, A. L., Abildskov, T. J., Anderson, J. S., Lainhart, J. E. (2014). Longitudinal changes in cortical thickness in autism and typical development. Brain, 137(6), 1799-1812.
- Zuo, X., Anderson, J. S., Nielsen, J., Zhu, X., & Milham, M. P. (2014). An open science resource for establishing reliability and reproducibility in functional connectomics. Scientific Data, 1, 140049 EP -.
- Nielsen, J., Zielinski, B. A., Fletcher, P. T., Alexander, A. L., Lange, N., Bigler, E., Anderson, J. S. (2014). Abnormal lateralization of functional connectivity between language and default mode regions in autism. Molecular Autism, 5(1), 8.
- Anderson, J. S., Nielsen, J., Ferguson, M. A., Burback, M. C., Cox, E. T., Li Dai, Korenberg, J. R. (2013). Abnormal brain synchrony in Down Syndrome. NeuroImage: Clinical, 2, 703 - 715.
- Nielsen, J., Zielinski, B., Fletcher, P., Alexander, A., Lange, N., Bigler, E., Anderson, J. (2013). Multisite functional connectivity MRI classification of autism: ABIDE results. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 599.
- Nielsen, J., Zielinski, B. A., Ferguson, M. A., Lainhart, J. E., & Anderson, J. S. (2013). An Evaluation of the Left-Brain vs. Right-Brain Hypothesis with Resting State Functional Connectivity Magnetic Resonance Imaging. PLOS ONE, 8(8), 1-11.
- Anderson, J. S., Nielsen, J., Froehlich, A. L., DuBray, M. B., Druzgal, T. J., Cariello, A. N., Lainhart, J. E. (2011). Functional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging classification of autism. Brain, 134(12), 3742-3754.