Jessica R. Purnell


There is evidence that the cerebellum may be abnormal in developmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder. This may indicate a role for the cerebellum in autism-associated behaviors. My research examines the role of the cerebellum in non-motor behaviors during development. By understanding the role of the cerebellum at early ages, we may improve our understanding of developmental disorder pathology leading to novel therapeutics for this subset of disorders.


Purnell (Lewis), Jessica
Hometown: Kewanee, IL
BS, Behavioral Neuropsychology/Biology; Saint Ambrose University