Patricia Izbicki received her PhD in Neuroscience from Iowa State University. Her research focused on understanding cognitive and motor inhibitory control in aging musicians and non-musicians to ultimately guide in identifying strategies for designing accessible and evidence-based music interventions promoting cognitive and motor health later in life.
Izbicki is an Iowa Woman of Innovation in Collegian Innovation and Leadership, ISU Graduate Fleming Award Recipient for Harpsichord, Wakonse Teaching Fellow, and ISU Focus Artist. She serves on the international Society for Neuroscience Trainee Advisory Committee and as president for the Society for Neuroscience Ames Chapter. She also serves as a research assistant for the International Arts + Minds Lab at the Brain Science Institute at Johns Hopkins University. In her musical life, Izbicki serves as choir accompanist at First Baptist Church of Ames and maintains an active private teaching studio (piano) in Ames.
Izbicki received her BM in Piano Performance summa cum laude from the University of West Florida in 2014, where she studied in the studio of Yamaha Artist and Distinguished University Professor Dr. Hedi Salanki-Rubardt. She was also named Outstanding Student in Music Performance at the University of West Florida.