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.