Katharine (Kate) McCann

I joined Dr. Huhman’s laboratory in 2010. I completed my M.S. in Neuroscience in 2012, and I am currently working towards my Ph.D. Before joining Dr. Huhman’s lab, I graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Georgia. After graduation, I worked as a social worker with families of children in foster care for several years. I came back to school, and specifically to Dr. Huhman’s lab, because I was interested in learning more about the neural mechanisms that affect behavior after acute and repeated stress. I am currently working on several projects, including 1) the study of specific epigenetic changes in response to social stress, 2) the effects of short-term voluntary exercise on social avoidance behavior, and 3) neuroendocrine changes in response to social stress and voluntary exercise.

Contact Information
Neuroscience Institute
Georgia State University
Petit Science Center
PO Box 5030
Atlanta, GA 30302-5030

Email: kmccann3@gsu.edu