Jennifer Bizon, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Dr. Jennifer Bizon
Department of Neuroscience
University of Florida College of Medicine
PO Box 100244
Gainesville, FL 32610-0244
Phone: (352) 294-5149 (office); (352) 294-5028 (lab)


Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL

Research Area

Dr. Bizon’s research is focused on short and long-term neurobiological and behavioral consequences of neurotoxins (mercury, lead) and drugs of abuse (e.g., psychostimulants)


1993: B.S. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill NC (Psychology)
1998: Ph.D. University of California, Irvine CA (Neurobiology and Behavior)
1998-2003: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD (Psychological and Brain Sciences)

Recent Publications

Mendez IA, Damborsky JC, Winzer-Serhan UH, Bizon JL, Setlow B. (2012). a4B2 and a7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Binding Predicts Choice Preference in Two Cost Benefit Decision Making Tasks. Neuroscience. [Epub ahead of print].

Alexander GE, Ryan L, Bowers D, Foster TC, Bizon JL, Geldmacher DS, Glisky EL. (2012). Characterizing cognitive aging in humans with links to animal models. Front Aging Neurosci. 4:21.

Bizon JL, Foster TC, Alexander GE, Glisky EL. (2012). Characterizing cognitive aging of working memory and executive function in animal models. From Aging Neurosci. 4:19.

Shineman DW, Basi GS, Bizon JL, Colton CA, Greenberg BD, Hollister BA, Lincecum J, Leblanc GG, Lee LB, Luo F, Morgan D, Morse I, Refolo LM, Riddell DR, Scearce-Levie K, Sweeney P, Yrjänheikki J, Fillit HM. (2011) Accelerating drug discovery for Alzheimer’s disease, Best practices for preclinical animal studies. Alzheimers Res Ther. Sep 28;3(5):28 [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21943025

Montgomery, K. S., Simmons, R.K., Edwards, G. 3rd, Nicolle, M. M., Meyers, C. A., Gluck, M., & Bizon, J. L. (2011). Novel age-dependent learning deficits in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease: Implications for translational research. Neurobiol. Aging, 32(7), 1273-1285.

Simon, N.W., LaSarge, C.L., Montomery, K.S., Williams, M.T., Mendez, I.A., Setlow, B., Bizon, J.L. (2010) Good things come to those who wait: attenuated discounting of delayed rewards in aging. Neurobiol. Aging. 31(5):853-62.

LaSarge, C.L., Bañuelos C, Mayse, J.R., & Bizon, J. L. (2009). Blockade of GABA(B) receptors completely reverses age-related learning impairment. Neuroscience.164(3):941-947.