Zoey Forrester-Fronstin is the Laboratory Manager. In addition to keeping the lab running smoothly, she is conducting projects aimed at determining the postnatal time course for prenatal stress-induced changes in nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in the hippocampus.
Marlena Hewgley is investigating whether prenatal stress impacts nicotinic acetylcholine receptor levels in the nucleus accumbens and whether perinatal dietary choline administration ameliorates the effects of prenatal stress on accumbens function.
Rob Ledbetter joined the lab in the spring of 2017. His current project investigates whether perinatal dietary choline mitigates the effects of prenatal stress on levels of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor levels in the basolateral amygdala.
Shana Oltmann is an undergraduate investigating whether dietary choline mitigates the effects of adolescent stress on anxiety-related behavior in the elevated zero maze.
Amanda Maxie is investigating whether dietary choline mitigates the effects of adolescent stress on spatial memory function using the novel object spatial location testing paradigm.