Neuroscience Researcher II at University of Minnesota’s Hayden and Zimmermann Laboratories
Indi Conover ’19 is a neuroscience researcher at the Hayden and Zimmermann labs at the University of Minnesota. As a researcher, she is part of a team that explores the neural foundation of decision-making. Her responsibilities include training primates to complete tasks, collecting behavioral and electrophysiological data, analyzing data, coding, and assisting in surgeries.
“At Carthage, I took biology, chemistry, and neuroscience labs — all of which have prepared me for my career by teaching me techniques that I still use today.”
What have you enjoyed most about your career?
“What I enjoy most about my career is how challenging my projects can be. I love being able to collaborate with others to come up with new ideas for research methods, task modifications, and primate training.”
How did Carthage prepare you?
Why did you choose Carthage?
“I chose Carthage because of the promising Neuroscience Department and the strong cross country athletics program. Also, the lake. Who doesn’t like to have a beautiful view of Lake Michigan on their walk to classes every day?”
What Carthage professors played a part in your success and how?
“There are so many Carthage professors who have played a part in my success. Honestly, I can say the entire faculty of the science programs helped me get where I am now. However, there are two faculty I would like to specifically thank — Professor Daniel Miller and Professor Amareshwar Singh. These professors have helped me to reach my full potential in academia.”
Were you an award recipient? If so, tell us about the awards you received and what they meant to you.
“I received a Neuroscience Department Fellowship.”