Ilenna Jones

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Ilenna graduated from Dartmouth College in 2015, majoring in Neuroscience and specializing in cellular and molecular Neuroscience. She worked as a technician on epigenetic psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University for 2 years and then started her PhD in Neuroscience at UPenn in 2017. Leaning into her longtime latent interest, she jumped into more Computational Neuroscience and started working in Konrad Kording’s lab in 2018. She loves videogames, stories, music, dancing, biking, and having good conversations over tasty food.

Research Interests

What can we learn by building models of the brain? Modeling neurons using neural networks.


Roozbeh Farhoodi, Kashayar Filom, Ilenna Jones, and Konrad Kording. “On functions computed on trees”. Neural Computation. September 2019

Ilenna Jones, and Konrad Kording. “Quantifying the role of neurons for behavior is a mediation question”. ArXiv. May 2019.