Leah Pyter

Leah Pyter, PhD

Leah Pyter

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry


(614) 293-3496

219 Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research
460 Medical Center Drive
Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Stress and Neuroimmunology
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Systems Neuroscience


  • PhD: The Ohio State University, Dr. Randy Nelson
  • Postdoctoral Training: University of Chicago, Dr. Brian Prendergast

Dr. Pyter's Lab Website

Current Research Description

My laboratory is primarily interested in understanding how cancer and cancer survival affects brain and behavior. Specifically, we seek to identify the immune and endocrine pathways underlying cognitive impairment, affect, and fatigue due to mammary tumors and chemotherapy. Most of our work uses mouse models, but some is in cancer patients. We use an integrative biology approach to studying these questions and broad levels of analyses (behavioral, physiological, cellular, molecular). 

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