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Welcome to the Kentner ENRICHED
Neurodevelopmental Brain & Behavior Laboratory
 
ENRICHED
[Environmental Neuroprotection from Immune Challenges in Early Development]
                                                      Lab Rats

 

Contact Information

School of Arts & Sciences
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

179 Longwood Avenue
Boston Massachusetts
02115

email: amanda.kentner@mcphs.edu

Those interested in working in the lab (i.e. postdoc, graduate or undergraduate positions) should contact Dr. Kentner by e-mail (amanda.kentner@mcphs.edu) and include a current curriculum vitae  along with a description of their research interests.  Potential postdocs should also include a statement about their interest in student mentorship. Preferred undergraduates include those who have taken (and done well in!) at least one of Dr. Kentner's courses: BEH341 (Biological Psychology), BEH457 (Drugs & Behavior), or BEH454 (Stress & Illness)

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Amanda (Mandy) Kentner is a Professor of Psychology at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) in Boston Massachusetts. She earned her PhD in Experimental Psychology at the University of Ottawa, Canada, focusing on sex differences in animal models of depression. Current research involves exploring the protective/rehabilitative role of the environment on health and behavior following perinatal inflammation. She also earned a clinical research certification and consults on good clinical practice (GCP) principles, regulations and study design in human participant research.  In addition to being a Council Member for the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society (IBNS), Dr. Kentner serves on the editorial board of Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. Her laboratory helped to reactivate the Boston Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, and she has served as Secretary for the Chapter. Dr. Kentner has sat on multiple National Science Foundation (NSF) panels and is currently a Social Media Manager for the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. She also served as the inaugural Chair for the IBNS Ethics & Diversity Committee. Dr. Kentner's laboratory is supported by an NIMH R15 AREA grant.

Awards/Recognition:
2018 - Gail P. and Edward A. Bucher Trustees' Award for Excellence in Student-
Faculty Research Collaboration (MCPHS)


2017 - Faculty-Wide  Scholarship Award for Research Based “Discovery” Paper (MCPHS)


2013, 2014, 2016 - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Faculty Mentor Award                    

Current Lab Rats

Hieu Tran

Undergraduate Research Assistant

 

Studying for a Pre-Medical and Health Studies Major with a Health Psychology Minor

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My name is Hieu Tran and I am majoring in the Pre-Medical and Health Studies program, and minoring in Health Psychology and Health Humanities. In the Kentner Laboratory, I am learning about the effects of maternal immune activation through gestational poly (I:C) challenge, a model for autism and schizophrenia, on social behavior. I am learning to count cells that have been stained for a marker of neuronal activation correlate that activation to social activity following maternal immmune activation in mice. I am pursuing a career in medicine, and have special interests in neurosurgery and cardiac surgery.

 

Zhao, X., Tran, H., DeRosa, H., Roderick, R.C., Kentner, A.C. (in press). Hidden Talents: Poly (I:C)-induced maternal immune activation improves mouse visual discrimination performance and reversal learning in a sex-dependent manner. Genes, Brain, and Behavior, https://doi.org/10.1111/gbb.12755.

 

Zhao, X., Mohammed, R., Tran, H., Erickson, M., Kentner AC. (2021). Poly (I:C)-induced maternal immune activation modifies ventral hippocampal regulation of stress reactivity: prevention by environmental enrichment. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 95, 203-215, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2021.03.018.

***Winner of the Best Undergraduate Student Poster at the 2020 NeuroBoston (Boston Chapter of SfN) Annual [Virtual] meeting!!!!

Mary Erickson

Undergraduate Research Assistant

 

Studying for a Pre-Medical and Health Studies Major with a Health Psychology Minor

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My name is Mary Erickson, and I am majoring in Pre-Medical and Health Studies and minoring in Health Psychology. I have been working on a project that investigates a mouse model of maternal immune activation. During my time in the lab, I have learned about prepulse inhibition, fear conditioning, and how to set up and administer various social behavior tests. After I finish my undergraduate degree, I plan on getting a Master's Degree in either Epidemiology or Public Health and then will attend medical school. I am most interested in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

***UPDATE: Mary has been accepted and plans to attend Northeastern University's Master of Biomedical Science Program this Fall 2021!

Zhao, X., Mohammed, R., Tran, H., Erickson, M., Kentner AC. (2021). Poly (I:C)-induced maternal immune activation modifies ventral hippocampal regulation of stress reactivity: prevention by environmental enrichment. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 95, 203-215, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2021.03.018.

 

Ruqayah Mohammed

Undergraduate Research Assistant

 

Studying for a Pre-Medical and Health Studies Major 

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My name is Ruqayah Mohammed and I am a Pre-medical and Health Sciences major. I became a member of the Kentner Lab in the spring of 2020 and been involved in a project investigating a mouse model of maternal immune activation. During this time I have been learning several behavioral measures such as prepulse inhibition, conditioned fear, and how to administer some social behavior tests. I plan to continue my education through medical school after graduation. I am most interested in gynecology and obstetrics. 

Zhao, X., Mohammed, R., Tran, H., Erickson, M., Kentner AC. (2021). Poly (I:C)-induced maternal immune activation modifies ventral hippocampal regulation of stress reactivity: prevention by environmental enrichment. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 95, 203-215, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2021.03.018.

***Winner of a  Best Undergraduate Student Poster at the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology 2021 Annual [Virtual] meeting!!!!

 

Ryland Roderick

Student Research Assistant

 

Pre-Medical and Health Studies Major in the Physician Assistant (PA) Track '20

and currently in the MCPHS University Physician Assistant Program

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My name is Ryland Roderick and I am in the Pre-medical and Health Studies (Physician Asst.) major. I became a member of the Kentner Laboratory in Fall 2018. My current interest include neuroscience, etiology, and the influence stressors play on the developing brain.  In the laboratory I am learning about maternal immune activation models and their role to further our mechanistic understanding of maternal infection and neuropathological and behavioral disorders.

 

Zhao, X., Tran, H., DeRosa, H., Roderick, R.C., Kentner, A.C. (in press). Hidden Talents: Poly (I:C)-induced maternal immune activation improves mouse visual discrimination performance and reversal learning in a sex-dependent manner. Genes, Brain, and Behavior, https://doi.org/10.1111/gbb.12755.

 

Kentner, A.C., Speno, A.V., Doucette, J., Roderick, R.C. (2021). The contribution of environmental enrichment to phenotypic variation in mice and rats. eNeuro, 8(2):ENEURO.0539-20.2021,               https://doi.org/10.1523/ENEURO.0539-20.2021.

Zhao, X., Rondón-Ortiz, A., Lima, E.P., Puracchio, M., Roderick, R., Kentner, A.C. (2020). Therapeutic efficacy of environmental enrichment on behavioral, endocrine, and synaptic alterations in an animal model of maternal immune activation. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity – Health, 3, 100043, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbih.2020.100043.

 

Roderick, R.C., Kentner, A.C. (2019).  Building a framework to optimize animal models of maternal immune activation: Like your ongoing home improvements, it's a work in progress. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 75, 6-7,  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2018.10.011.

Holly DeRosa

Graduate Student Research Assistant

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Holly DeRosa earned her master's degree in experimental psychology at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York. While at Iona, Holly completed a thesis examining the role of gender and menstrual cycle effects on hippocampal-dependent cognitive tasks in humans. Holly has since brought her fascination with hormones and sex differences to the laboratories of Amanda Kentner (MCPHS) and Richard Hunter (UMASS Boston) as part of a collaboration where she is exploring the biological and epigenetic underpinnings of sexually dimorphic responses to early-life stress. 

Zhao, X., Tran, H., DeRosa, H., Roderick, R.C., Kentner, A.C. (in press). Hidden Talents: Poly (I:C)-induced maternal immune activation improves mouse visual discrimination performance and reversal learning in a sex-dependent manner. Genes, Brain, and Behavior, https://doi.org/10.1111/gbb.12755.

Jie Yi Tan

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Doctor of Pharmacy Student

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My name is JieYi (Sara) and I am a Doctor of Pharmacy student at MCPHS University. I became part of Kentner Laboratory in Spring 2019. I am currently working as a research assistant collecting articles and analyzing them for a literature review. By reading and collecting data for this project, I have been developing my analytic skills. 

Sahith Kaki

Undergraduate Research Assistant

 

Studying for a Pre-Medical and Health Studies Major in Osteopathic Medicine pathway 

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My name is Sahith Kaki and I am a student in the Premedical and Health Studies major on the Osteopathic Medicine pathway. In my free time, I enjoy playing tennis, reading books, and following international politics. My current research interests are neuroscience, preventative medicine, public health, and environmental factors that impact health. In addition to working in the Kentner Lab, I am an undergraduate research fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital. In the future, I hope to become a practicing physician.

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Eric Connors

BS Health Psychology '14

Postdoctoral Fellow at Home Base Veteran and Family Care

A Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program

My name is Eric Connors and was a first generation college student who graduated from MCPHS in 2014 with a BS in Health Psychology. I was also the first student to conduct research in the Kentner Laboratory. Using an animal model of behavior, we investigated the impact of environmental enrichment on potentially reversing the effects of prenatal stressors, that can hinder neurological development. During my time in the lab, I was able to present my research at international neuroscience conferences and published two peer-reviewed publications. In addition, Dr. Kentner and I obtained the SURF Supervisor of the Year Award and the SURF Scholar of the Year Award, which are accomplishments that I am still proud of today. 

 

Training in the laboratory fueled my interest in the clinical implications of neurorehabilitation, among individuals who endured an acquired brain injury (ABI). This fascination influenced me to pursue a doctoral degree in clinical psychology, with a focus in both health psychology and neuropsychology. 

 

Connors, E.J., Migliore, M.M., Pillsbury, S.L., Shaik, A.N., Kentner, A.C. (2015). Environmental enrichment models a naturalistic form of maternal separation and shapes the anxiety response patterns of offspring. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 52, 153-167,  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2014.10.021

Connors, E.J., Shaik, N.A., Migliore, M.M., Kentner, A.C. (2014). Environmental enrichment mitigates the sex-specific effects of gestational inflammation on social engagement and the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis-feedback system. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 42, 178-190, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2014.06.020

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Urma Khan

BS Health Sciences '16

Patient Care Technician - Neurosciences Unit, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston MA

I’m Urma Khan, and I received a Bachelor’s of Science in Premedical and Health Studies with a minor in Health Psychology. When working in the Neurodevelopmental Brain and Behavior Laboratory, I had the opportunity to collaborate with other students and learn about research methods and conduct data processing. The research experience sparked my interest in neurosciences, as a nursing specialty, and inspired me to work towards a preceptorship on a Neurosciences Intermediate Unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, as I completed a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing at Northeastern University this past December. I am currently working on a Neurosciences Unit as a Patient Care Technician at BIDMC, and hope to continue as a Registered Nurse after licensure.

 

 

Kentner, A.C., Khan, U., MacRae, M., Dowd, S.E., Yan, S. (2018). The effects of antibiotics on social aversion following early life inflammation. Physiology & Behavior, 194, 311-318. 

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2018.06.006

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Tiffany Macrina

BS Health Psychology '16

Occupational Therapist - VA Hospital, Aberdeen, Washington

My name is Tiffany Macrina. I am currently working as an occupational therapist in Aberdeen Washington, providing both inpatient and outpatient services in addition to providing care to children at some of the surrounding elementary schools. I learned many skills from my experience in the lab that I have carried with me through graduate school. I learned to read research articles, how to observe and evaluate behavior, and how to apply myself to learn outside of the classroom. I learned that the interactions between the environment and other physical, psychological and social factors are important to consider when evaluating a patient's condition, prognosis, and treatment.

 

 

MacRae, M., Macrina, T.,  Khoury, A., Migliore, M.M., Kentner, A.C. (2015). Tracing the trajectory of behavioral impairments and oxidative stress in an animal model of neonatal inflammation. Neuroscience, 298,  455-466. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25934038.

Jenny Nguyen

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PharmD '20

Pharmacy Intern - USC Keck Hospital in Los Angeles, California

Stephanie Scalia

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BS Pharmacology and Toxicology '18Research Scientist, Hematology/Oncology Laboratory at Tufts Medical Center

Junyoung Shin

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BS Pharmacology and Toxicology '18

Research Technician, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 

My name is Stephanie Scalia and in the Summer of 2017, I was fortunate enough to work as a Research Fellow under the direction of Dr. Kentner through the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program at the University. During my 10 weeks, I learned how a research project is conducted, several behavioral testing procedures, and how extensive research projects are in laboratory settings. Through SURF, I was awarded the Research Scholar Award, which recognizes the excellence of the research scholar during the 10-week program. Stephanie graduated with a  Masters in Pharmacology from the University of Vermont in 2020.

 

 

Kentner, A.C., Scalia, S., Shin, J., Migliore, M.M., Rondon-Ortiz, A.N. (2018). Targeted sensory enrichment interventions protect against behavioral and neuroendocrine consequences of early life stress. 

Psychoneuroendocrinology, 98, 74-85,  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.07.029

 

Kentner, A.C., Lima, E., Migliore, M.M., Shin, J., Scalia, S. (2018). Complex environmental rearing enhances social salience and affects hippocampal corticotropin releasing hormone receptor expression in a sex specific manner.  Neuroscience, 369, 399-411, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroscience.2017.11.035.

My name is Junyoung Shin, in the Kentner Laboratory, have learned several laboratory techniques such behavioral analysis, BCAs and ELISAs. I had an opportunity to attend a Neuroscience conference for a poster presentation, had a paper that I collaborated on published, and I was chosen to be interviewed on my work in the laboratory (based on my 2017 Summer Center for Professional Development Grant Award). 

 

Kentner, A.C., Scalia, S., Shin, J., Migliore, M.M., Rondon-Ortiz, A.N. (2018). Targeted sensory enrichment interventions protect against behavioral and neuroendocrine consequences of early life stress. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 98, 74-85,  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.07.029

 

Kentner, A.C., Lima, E., Migliore, M.M., Shin, J., Scalia, S. (2018). Complex environmental rearing enhances social salience and affects hippocampal corticotropin releasing hormone receptor expression in a sex specific manner.  Neuroscience, 369, 399-411, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroscience.2017.11.035.  

My name is Jenny Nguyen and a first generation college student. I became a part of the Kentner Laboratory as a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) during my second year and have been a part of the lab since then. Within the past few years, I have participated in research evaluating bisphenol A degradation from laboratory plastic water bottles, the protective mechanisms of environmental enrichment following maternal stress, and social preferences following enrichment. I have learned a lot of different lab techniques such as RNA extraction, qPCR, assays, behavioral testings etc., that I know will be very valuable in the future for my pursuit in Pharmacogenomics.  I was awarded the SURF Research Scholar Award, our bisphenol-A research is published, and I have been able to present our other projects at the Boston Area Neuroscience Group Symposium. Besides working in the Kentner Laboratory, I’m also a pharmacy intern at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a peer tutor for Chemistry, and a manager for the center of campus life at MCPHS University. 

 

Núñez Estevez, K., Rondón-Ortiz, A., Nguyen, J., Kentner, A.C. (2020). Environmental influences on placental programming and offspring outcomes following maternal immune activation. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 83, 44-55,  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2019.08.192

 

Honeycutt, J., Nguyen, J., Kentner, A.C., Brenhouse, H.C. (2017). Effects of water bottle materials and filtration on Bisphenol-A content in laboratory animal drinking water. Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, 56, 269-272, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28535862

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Morgan Sullivan

Pre-Medical and Health Studies Major '20

Emergency Medical Technician, Brewster Ambulance, Boston MA

While working in the lab, I had my eyes opened up to on-going research in the neuroscience community, been able to work with colleagues from different academic and professional backgrounds, learned better time management skills, in addition to different lab techniques and analysis procedures. It has been a great learning opportunity, to be able to learn about different areas of science - from being in the classroom, the research lab, and even in the Boston Area Neuroscience Group Symposium where I am able to present my own research.

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Mary Tran

BS Pre-Medical and Health Studies Major -15

Radiology Technology Assistant, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston MA

My name is Mary Tran and I volunteered at Dr. Kentner's laboratory during the summer of 2017. I graduated from MCPHS University in 2015 and my major was Premedical and Health Studies. I also was a first generation college student. By working in the laboratory, I learned how research is conducted, how to perform behavioral tests, and how to properly collect and record data. Most importantly, I learned that basic research studies can be used to learn about humans. I am currently working as a radiology tech assistant. 

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Yvonne Zeng

Pre-Medical and Health Studies Major in the Physician Assistant (PA) Track '21

Starting the MCPHS University Physician Assistant Program this Fall 2021

During my second year, I joined the Kentner Laboratory as a Research Assistant. I am interested in neuroscience as well as emergency medicine. Currently working at an EMT during the COVID19 crisis.

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Dr. Xin Zhao

Postdoctoral Fellow

Currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at Cornell University, Ithaca NY

Zhao, X., Tran, H., DeRosa, H., Roderick, R.C., Kentner, A.C. (in press). Hidden Talents: Poly (I:C)-induced maternal immune activation improves mouse visual discrimination performance and reversal learning in a sex-dependent manner. Genes, Brain, and Behavior, https://doi.org/10.1111/gbb.12755.

 

Zhao, X., Mohammed, R., Tran, H., Erickson, M., Kentner AC. (2021). Poly (I:C)-induced maternal immune activation modifies ventral hippocampal regulation of stress reactivity: prevention by environmental enrichment. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 95, 203-215, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2021.03.018.

 

Zhao, X., Rondón-Ortiz, A., Lima, E.P., Puracchio, M., Roderick, R., Kentner, A.C. (2020). Therapeutic efficacy of environmental enrichment on behavioral, endocrine, and synaptic alterations in an animal model of maternal immune activation. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity – Health, 3, 100043, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbih.2020.100043.

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Alejandro Rondón-Ortiz

MS Pharmacology '19 - Worked as a part-time summer graduate student in our lab

Currently in the PhD Neuroscience Program at Boston University, Boston MA

Strzelewicz, A.R., Vecchiarelli, H.A., Rondón-Ortiz, A., Raneri, A., Hill, M.N., Kentner, A.C. (in press). Interactive effects of compounding multidimensional stressors on maternal and male and female rat offspring outcomes. Accepted for publication in Hormones & Behavior on May 28 2021, HB-D-21-00108R1.

 

Núñez Estevez, K., Rondón-Ortiz, A., Nguyen, J., Kentner, A.C. (2020). Environmental influences on placental programming and offspring outcomes following maternal immune activation. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 83, 44-55,  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2019.08.192

 

Zhao, X., Rondón-Ortiz, A., Lima, E.P., Puracchio, M., Roderick, R., Kentner, A.C. (2020). Therapeutic efficacy of environmental enrichment on behavioral, endocrine, and synaptic alterations in an animal model of maternal immune activation. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity – Health, 3, 100043, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbih.2020.100043.

 

Strzelewicz AR, Sanchez EO, Rondón-Ortiz AN, Raneri A, Famularo ST, Bangasser DA, Kentner AC. (2019). Access to a high resource environment protects against accelerated maturation following early life stress: A translational animal model of high, medium and low security settings. Hormones and Behavior, 111, 46-59,   https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2019.01.003.

 

Kentner, A.C., Scalia, S., Shin, J., Migliore, M.M., Rondon-Ortiz, A.N. (2018). Targeted sensory enrichment interventions protect against behavioral and neuroendocrine consequences of early life stress. 

Psychoneuroendocrinology, 98, 74-85,  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.07.029

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Madeline Puracchio

BS Pre-Medical and Health Studies Major '20

Clinical Research Associate at ActivMed, Methuen MA

Zhao, X., Rondón-Ortiz, A., Lima, E.P., Puracchio, M., Roderick, R., Kentner, A.C. (2020). Therapeutic efficacy of environmental enrichment on behavioral, endocrine, and synaptic alterations in an animal model of maternal immune activation. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity – Health, 3, 100043, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbih.2020.100043.

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Kentner, A.C., Speno, A.V., Doucette, J., Roderick, R.C. (2021). The contribution of environmental enrichment to phenotypic variation in mice and rats. eNeuro, 8(2):ENEURO.0539-20.2021,               https://doi.org/10.1523/ENEURO.0539-20.2021.

 

Speno, A.V. Kentner, A.C. (2018). Do gut reactions to antibiotics lead to sex dependent changes in behavior following neonatal immune challenge? Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 73, 165-166,                 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2018.08.007.

BS Pre-medical and Health Studies '20

Amanda Speno

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Strzelewicz, A.R., Vecchiarelli, H.A., Rondón-Ortiz, A., Raneri, A., Hill, M.N., Kentner, A.C. (in press). Interactive effects of compounding multidimensional stressors on maternal and male and female rat offspring outcomes. Accepted for publication in Hormones & Behavior on May 28 2021, HB-D-21-00108R1.

 

Strzelewicz AR, Sanchez EO, Rondón-Ortiz AN, Raneri A, Famularo ST, Bangasser DA, Kentner AC. (2019). Access to a high resource environment protects against accelerated maturation following early life stress: A translational animal model of high, medium and low security settings. Hormones and Behavior, 111,46-59 

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2019.01.003.

MS Clinical Research '18

Project Manager, Baim Institute for Clinical Research, Boston MA

Arielle Strzelewicz

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Strzelewicz, A.R., Vecchiarelli, H.A., Rondón-Ortiz, A., Raneri, A., Hill, M.N., Kentner, A.C. (in press). Interactive effects of compounding multidimensional stressors on maternal and male and female rat offspring outcomes. Accepted for publication in Hormones & Behavior on May 28 2021, HB-D-21-00108R1.

 

Strzelewicz AR, Sanchez EO, Rondón-Ortiz AN, Raneri A, Famularo ST, Bangasser DA, Kentner AC. (2019). Access to a high resource environment protects against accelerated maturation following early life stress: A translational animal model of high, medium and low security settings. Hormones and Behavior, 111,46-59 

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2019.01.003.

BS Pre-Medical and Health Studies '19

Research Assistant, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston MA

Anthony Raneri

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Karen Núñez

MS Pharmacology 

Clinical Research Associate at Alliance Research Centers, San Diego, CA

Núñez Estevez, K., Rondón-Ortiz, A., Nguyen, J., Kentner, A.C. (2020). Environmental influences on placental programming and offspring outcomes following maternal immune activation. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 83, 44-55,  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2019.08.192.

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Siyang Yan

MS Pharmaceutics '16

Researcher in Pharmacokinetics at Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge MA

Yan, S., Kentner, A.C., (2017). Mechanical allodynia corresponds to Oprm1 downregulation within the descending pain network of male and female rats exposed to neonatal immune challenge. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 63, 148-159, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2016.10.007

Erika Queiroz

MS Pharmacology '16 -Worked as a part-time summer graduate student in our lab

Scientific Associate at Novartis (Ophthalmology Department), Cambridge MA

Kentner, A.C., Lima, E., Migliore, M.M., Shin, J., Scalia, S. (2018). Complex environmental rearing enhances social salience and affects hippocampal corticotropin releasing hormone receptor expression in a sex specific manner.  Neuroscience, 369, 399-411, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroscience.2017.11.035.               

 

Zhao, X., Rondón-Ortiz, A., Lima, E.P., Puracchio, M., Roderick, R., Kentner, A.C. (2020). Therapeutic efficacy of environmental enrichment on behavioral, endocrine, and synaptic alterations in an animal model of maternal immune activation. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity – Health, 3, 100043, https://doi.org/10.1016.

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Shelby Pillsbury

PharmD '15

Pharmacist at Pillpack, MA

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Megan Small

BS Pre-medical and Health Studies '14

Psychiatrist, Richmond VA

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Dominic Rainone

Studying for a Pre-Medical and Health Studies Major with a Chemistry Minor