Elizabeth Jeffress Thorsteinson
I joined the Huhman Lab in May of 2010 and earned my Masters in Neuroscience two years later. In 2009, I earned my Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. I developed an interest in Neuroscience during my first year of college and have been in a research lab ever since. My undergraduate thesis work, under the supervision of Dr. Missy Niblock, examined sex differences in the fastigial nucleus upon carbon dioxide exposure, a model for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. My current work in the Huhman lab is investigating the central and peripheral effects of neurotrophic factors in conditioned defeat. I have also previously examined copulatory behavior and startle responses in Syrian hamsters following social defeat. Outside of the lab, I enjoy teaching students K-12 about the Brain in coordination with the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience and the Atlanta Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience.