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Dr. Teresa Reyes examines the effects of early-life adversity on behavior and cognition in mice, with a focus neural-immune interactions. Current projects in the lab investigate (1) the mechanism by which chemotherapy leads to cognitive deficits in survivors of childhood leukemia, (2) how maternal opioid use affects cognition and behavior in exposed offspring, and (3) how diet shapes brain development. Advanced operant testing is used to assess executive function (e.g., attention, impulsive behavior, cognitive flexibility) and the lab is also interested in examination of sex differences.
She earned her B.S. and Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow, and then senior research associate, in the Laboratory of Neuronal Structure and Function at the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences in San Diego, California. She has worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurobiology at Scripps Florida in Jupiter, Florida and an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Systems Physiology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
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