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Ashley Juavinett


My research and writing focuses broadly on education and careers in the field of neuroscience. I’m interested in capitalizing on open access datasets as a course-based undergraduate research experience. We are developing scaffolds for such datasets that will enable students to ask their own questions of cutting edge data. I am interested in whether these approaches will create realistic, engaging laboratory experiences and ultimately invite diverse students into the field of neuroscience.

Select Publications

  • Juavinett, A.L., Erlich, J., Churchland, A.C. (2018). Decision-making behaviors: weighing ethology, complexity, and sensorimotor compatibility. Current Opinion Neurobiology 49:42-50. PMID: 29179005.
  • Juavinett, A.L., Nauhaus, I., Garrett, M.G., Callaway, E.M. (2017). Automated identification of mouse visual areas with intrinsic signal imaging. Nature Protocols 12(1):32-43. PMID: 27906169
  • Kim. E.J., Juavinett, A.L., Kyubwa, E.M., Jacobs, M.W., Callaway, E.M. (2015). Three Types of Cortical Layer 5 Neurons That Differ in Brain-wide Connectivity and Function. Neuron 88(6): 1253-67. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2015.11.002.
  • Juavinett, A.L., Callaway, E.M. (2015). Pattern and Component Motion Responses in Mouse Visual Cortex. Current Biology 25(13): 1759-64. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.05.028.
  • Stewart, J.L., Juavinett, A.L., May, A.C., Davenport, P.W., Paulus, M.P. (2015). Do You Feel Alright? Attenuated Neural Processing of Aversive Interoceptive Stimuli in Current Stimulant Users. Psychophysiology 52(2): 249-62. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12303
  • Pineda, J.A., Juavinett, A.L., Datko, M. (2012). Self-regulation of brain oscillations as a treatment for aberrant brain connections in children with autism. Medical Hypotheses 79(6): 790-8.


Ashley Juavinett received her Ph.D. from UC San Diego and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. She returned to UC San Diego as an Assistant Teaching Professor in 2018.

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