Yasmine Cisse

Yasmine Cisse

Yasmine Cisse

Advisor: Randy Nelson

cisse.7@osu.edu

614-688-4674

636 Biomedical Research Tower
460 W. 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH
43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Stress and Neuroimmunology

Education

  • BA in Biology, University of Chicago

 

Research:

I am currently studying the effect of aberrant light exposure during development and its ability to alter physiology and behavior in adulthood. Previous research in the lab has established obesogenic, depressive, and inflammatory effects of dim light at night (DLAN) in adulthood but little is known about the effect of DLAN during development. The perinatal period is important for both establishment of endogenous circadian rhythms as well as priming the various endocrine, immune, and metabolic parameters. My first project assesses the juvenile and adolescent effects of exposure to DLAN. I aim to determine how DLAN might prime for differential metabolic signaling in adulthood, how the phenotype of this disruption changes relative to timing of exposure, and what developmental differences may be mediating these phenotypic differences. My second project evaluates whether DLAN induced systemic dysregulation in parents can alter offspring physiology in adulthood. I aim to determine whether parental exposure to DLAN alters offspring physiology and what mechanisms may be at play to pass on these phenotypes.

Awards:

2017- Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Travel Award

2016 - Training Fellowship, NIH-NIDCR

2016 - First place Biological Sciences Poster, Edward Hayes Graduate Research Forum, OSU

2014 - Society for Neuroscience Scholars Program Associate

Publications:

Cissé, Y. M., Borniger, J. C., Nelson, R. J. “Chapter 28: Hormones, circadian rhythms, and mental health”. The Oxford Handbook on Evolutionary Psychology and Behavioral Endocrinology. Ed. Lisa Welling and Todd Shackelford. (In Press)
 
Cissé, Y. M., Russart, K. L. G., Nelson, R. J. (2017) Depressive-like behavior is elevated among offspring of parents exposed to dim light at night prior to mating. Psychoneuroendocrinology.
 
Cissé, Y.M., Peng, J., Nelson, R.J. (2017) Effects of dim light at night on food intake and body mass in developing mice. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 11, 294.


Cissé, Y. M., Russart, K. L. G., Nelson, R. J. (2017) Parental exposure to dim light at night prior to mating alters offspring adaptive immunity. Scientific Reports, 7, 45497.

Borniger, J.C., Cissé, Y.M., Surbhi, Nelson, R.J. (2017) Reciprocal regulation of circadian rhythms and immune function. Current Sleep Medicine Reports.

Cissé, Y. M., Peng J., Nelson, R. J. (2016). Dim light at night prior to adolescence increases adult anxiety-like behaviors. Chronobiology International, 33(10), 1473-1480.

Cissé, Y. M., Nelson, R. J. (2016). Consequences of circadian dysregulation on metabolism. ChronoPhysiology and Therapy, 6, 55-63.

Borniger, J. C., Cissé, Y. M., Cantemir-Stone, C. Z., Bolon, B., Nelson, R. J., & Marsh, C. B. (2016). Behavioral abnormalities in mice lacking mesenchyme-specific Pten. Behavioural Brain Research, 304, 80–5.

Weil, Z. M., Borniger, J. C., Cissé, Y. M., Abi Salloum, B. A., & Nelson, R. J. (2015). Neuroendocrine control of photoperiodic changes in immune function. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, 37, 108–118.

Borniger, J. C., Cissé, Y. M., Cantemir-Stone, C. Z., Bolon, B., Nelson, R. J., & Marsh, C. B. (2016). Behavioral abnormalities in mice lacking mesenchyme-specific Pten. Behavioural Brain Research, 304, 80–5.

Weil ZM1, Borniger JC1, Cisse YM, Abi Salloum BA, Nelson RJ. (2015). Neuroendocrine control of photoperiodic changes in immune function. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology 37:108-18.(1 indicates co-first authors)

Book Chapter: Cissé, Y. M., Borniger, J. C., Nelson, R. J. (2017). “Chapter 28: Hormones, circadian rhythms, and mental health”. The Oxford Handbook on Evolutionary Psychology and Behavioral Endocrinology. Ed. Lisa Welling and Todd Shackelford. (In Press)

Book Chapter: Borniger, J.C., Cissé, Y.M., Nelson R.J., & Martin L.B. (2016). “Chapter 41: Seasonal variation in stress responses”. Stress: Neuroendocrinology and Neurobiology: Handbook of Stress Series, Volume 2. Ed. George Fink.

Presentations:

Cissé, Y. M., Nelson, R. J. Parental exposure to dim light at night prior to mating alters offspring sickness responses. Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Long Beach, CA. June. 2017.
 
Cissé, Y. M., Nelson, R. J. Parental exposure to dim light at night prior to mating impairs offspring adaptive immunity. Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA. November, 2016.
 
Cissé, Y. M., Nelson, R. J. Parental exposure to dim light at night prior to mating impairs offspring adaptive immunity. Society for Behavioral Neuroscience, Montreal, QC. August, 2016.
 

Cissé, Y.M., Nelson, R.J. Parental Exposure to Dim Light at Night Impairs Offspring Delayed-Type Hypersensitivity. Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL. October, 2015.

Cissé, Y.M., Nelson, R.J. Parental Exposure to Dim Light at Night Impairs Offspring Adaptive Immunity. Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum, Columbus, OH. February 26, 2016.

Cissé, Y.M., Nelson, R.J. Parental Exposure to Dim Light at Night Impairs Offspring Adaptive Immunity. Life Sciences Network Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs Symposium, Columbus, OH. May 18th, 2015.

Cissé, Y.M., Nelson, R.J. Sex differences in the response to exposure to light at night and high fat diet during early life. Life Sciences Network Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs Symposium, Columbus, OH. May 27th, 2015.

Cissé, Y.M., Nelson, R.J. Sex differences in the response to exposure to light at night and high fat diet during early life. The Ohio State University College of Medicine Trainee Research Day, Columbus, OH. April 16th, 2015.

Cissé, Y.M., Nelson, R.J. Sex differences in the response to exposure to light at night and high fat diet during early life. Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum, Columbus, OH. February 20th, 2015.

Cissé, Y.M., Nelson, R.J. Sex differences in the response to exposure to light at night and high fat diet during early life. Society for Neuroscience, Washington, D.C. November 17th, 2014.

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