Advisor: Kathryn Lenz
1835 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
Areas of Expertise
- Behavioral Neuroscience
- Sex Differences
- BS in Neuroscience and Psychology (2015), Indiana University Bloomington
I am broadly interested in how early life immune perturbation may affect neurodevelopment and behavior with a focus on sex differences. My main project investigates potential mechanisms underlying social deficits found in a model of prenatal allergic inflammation. A second project I'm involved with focuses on understanding the role that neuroimmune cells may play in the consequences of juvenile traumatic brain injury.
2021 - Welcome Initiative Award, Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology
2021 - First-time Attendee Award, Organization for the Study of Sex Differences
2021 - National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
2019 - University Fellowship, The Ohio State University Graduate School
Breach, M. R., Dye, C. N., Joshi, A., Platko, S., Gilfarb, R. A., Krug, A. R., Franceschelli DV, Galan A, Dodson CM, & Lenz, K. M. (2021). Maternal allergic inflammation in rats impacts the offspring perinatal neuroimmune milieu and the development of social play, locomotor behavior, and cognitive flexibility. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. 95:269-286.