The Kentner ENRICHED Laboratory

[Environmental Neuroprotection from Immune Challenges in Early Development]

Laboratory News

May 31st 2018 - WE ARE OFFICIALLY FUNDED!! Congrats to the Kentner Laboratory for receiving their Notice of Award from NIMH for their project: The protective role of environmental enrichment on placental mediators of hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis dysfunction in a prenatal inflammatory rat model. This award falls under an R15 mechanism that helps support primarily undergraduate research institutions.
October 2017- Congratulations to Stephanie Scalia! Stephanie was awarded the SURF Research Scholar Award for her summer project! 
February 22nd 2017 - Welcome to Stephanie Scalia who is joining the laboratory as our Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF)!!! 

January 31st 2017 - Congratulations to Jenny Nguyen on her first publication! This paper "Effects of water bottle materials and filtration on Bisphenol-A content in laboratory animal drinking water" resulted from one of Jenny's SURF projects that she worked on over the summer. It was done in collaboration with the Brenhouse Laboratory at Northeastern University. 

October 2016 - Siyang Yan's paper "Mechanical allodynia corresponds to Oprm1 downregulation within the descending pain network of male and female rats exposed to neonatal immune challenge" was just accepted to the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity to be included as part of their special issue on perinatal inflammation. Congratulations Siyang!  

October 2016 - Great work Jenny Nguyen! Jenny was awarded a SURF Excellence in Research award for her summer project! 

October 2016 - Dr. Kentner received the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Mentorship award at last nights banquet. This is her third time being given this honor.   

February 26 2016 - Congratulations to Karen Nunez who successfully defended her MA Thesis proposal!!!

February 19 2016 - Congratulations to Jenny Nguyen who was awarded a 2016 MCPHS Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)!

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November 7 2014: Great work Molly MacRae! Molly received a SURF Excellence in Research award for her summer project evaluating the sensorimotor effects of neonatal LPS!!!

Wonderful News:

April 29 2014 - Congratulations to Tiffany Macrina who received a Summer Health Care Internship to work in the lab!

A Fun Farewell!

April 5 2014 - Eric Connors was accepted into three graduate programs this semester. He will be leaving us for sunny San Diego for a Clinical PhD Psychology program at Alliant International University this Fall 2014! The lab is going to miss him, but wishes Eric all the success in the world!

Fabulous News:

March 11 2014 - Both Molly MacRae and Sofiya Sovlaska were awarded 2014 MCPHS Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)!

A Happy Send off: 

January 15 2014: Megan Small was accepted to the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM) where she will begin this Fall 2014. The lab is so very proud of her!


December 18 2013: Great work Eric Connors! Eric received a Best SURF Student award for his summer project.

Feb 16 2013: Congratulations go out to Eric Connors who was awarded a 2013 MCPHS Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)!!!


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