Benedetta Leuner

Benedetta Leuner, PhD

Benedetta Leuner

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

leuner.1@osu.edu

(614) 292-5218

51 Psychology Building
1835 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH  43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Behavioral Neuroscience

Education

  • PhD: Rutgers University
  • Postdoctoral Training: Princeton University, Dr. Elizabeth Gould

Dr. Leuner's Lab Website
 

Current Research Description

My laboratory is primarily interested in the maternal brain and behavior. More specifically, we seek to identify the neurobiological mechanisms underlying changes in emotional, cognitive, parental and motivational functioning during motherhood. The lab employs combinations of behavioral paradigms that tap into these functions along with neuroanatomical, neuroendocrinological, biochemical, neurochemical and pharmacological techniques to link neural changes to behavior during the normal postpartum state and using an animal model of postpartum depression.

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