Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Jones G Parker, PhD

Jones G Parker, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Physiology

Focus of Work

Academic Focus

We use imaging approaches to acquire large-scale recordings of neural activity during behavior, focusing on deep-brain areas implicated in neurological and psychiatric diseases, such as striatum. We use these tools to delineate the functional contribution of neuronal sub-populations in these brain areas to normal behavior in control subjects and pathological behavior in models for brain diseases. Our aim is to target these neural substrates to improve treatment outcomes for neuropsychiatric diseases.


Education and Certification

  • PhD: University of Washington, Biochemistry (2011)
  • Fellowship: Pfizer, Neuroscience (2015)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Stanford University, Biology (2018)



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