Co-Advisors: Jonathan Godbout and John Sheridan
247 Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research
460 Medical Center Drive
Areas of Expertise
- Stress and Neuroimmunology
- Behavioral Neuroscience
- BA in Neuroscience, Bates College
My research interests lie in understanding the role of the sympathetic nervous system and the neuroendocrine system in influencing the immune system after repeated episodes of stress. I am using the murine model of RSD to recapitulate some of the key physiological, immune and behavioral issues associated with stress in humans. I am further interested in unraveling how long term myeloid cell re-distribution contributes to stress-associated anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
2017 - Keystone Symposium Future of Science Award, Keystone Symposia
2017 - Psychoneuroimmunology Trainee Scholar Award, PNI Research Society
2017 - Institute for Behavioral Medicine Poster Award, IBMR
2016 - Explorations in Neuroscience Travel Award, Neuroscience Dept
2015 - First place poster presentation, Edward Hayes Graduate Forum, Ohio State University
2015 - Outstanding oral presentation, Life Sciences Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs Symposium, Ohio State University
Niraula, A.*, McKim, D.B.*, Tarr, A.J., Wohleb, E.S., Sheridan, J.F., & Godbout, J.P. (2016). Neuroinflammatory Dynamics Underlie Memory Impairments after Repeated Social Defeat. J Neuroscience, 36(9), 2590-604.
Ramirez, K., Niraula, A., & Sheridan, JF (2016). GABAergic Modulation with Classical Benzodiazepines Prevent Stress-Induced Neuro-Immune Dysregulation and Behavioral Alterations. Brain Behavior Immunity, 51, 154-68.
Ramirez K, Niraula A, Sheridan JF. (2015) GABAergic modulation with classical benzodiazepines prevent stress-induced neuro-immune dysregulation and behavioral alterations. Brain Behav Immun. pii: S0889-1591(15)00467-5.