Michaela Breach

Michaela Breach

Michaela Breach

Advisor: Kathryn Lenz
She/Her/Hers

breach.3@buckeyemail.osu.edu

(614) 292-6573

B85 Psychology
1835 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Sex Differences
  • Development

Education

  • BS in Neuroscience and Psychology (2015), Indiana University Bloomington

Research

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.

Awards

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

Publications

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.

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