Jade Zee

Assistant Academic Specialist Head Advisor, Behavioral Neuroscience Email: m.zee@neu.edu Phone: 617.373.4861

Degrees/Education

Ph.D. University of Oregon
B.S., University of California, San Diego

Area(s) of Expertise

Behavioral Neurobiology, Neuroendocrinology

Research Interests

The goal of Prof. Zee’s research is to understand the mechanisms and functional consequences of steroid hormones in the nervous system, especially as it relates to behavior. Hormones have pervasive influences on behavior both in vertebrates and invertebrates and at the level of individual neurons and neural circuits. During the summer, Prof. Zee conduct research at the Marine Biological Lab in Woods Hole, MA investigating neural mechanisms underlying seasonal and sex-specific acoustic communication in teleost fishes. The teleost hindbrain vocal pattern generator exhibits both slow (genomic) and rapid (non-genomic) effects of steroids that alter their cellular and firing properties. Previously, she studied steroid-mediated programmed cell death of a neuromuscular system during metamorphosis in moths- insect metamorphosis being one of the most elaborate examples of post-embryonic neural and behavioral plasticity.

Location

134 Mugar Life Sciences Building

Say it quickly – Nu Rho Psi

This fall, Northeastern University welcomes a new student organization – a chapter of Nu Rho Psi, the National Honor Society in Neuroscience.