Laura Fonken, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Broad research interest: Research in the Fonken lab broadly focuses on how interactions among the immune, nervous, and endocrine systems regulate complex behavioral processes such as cognitive and mood related behaviors. There are currently two main research directions:

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Project 1. Targeting neuroinflammatory responses in the aged brain to improve cognitive function.

Project 2. Understanding the mechanisms by which the circadian system regulates neuroimmune function across the lifespan.

Graduate program affiliations:

1. Pharmaceutical Sciences (Division of Pharmacology & Toxicology)

2. Neuroscience (Institute for Neuroscience)

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Campus location:
BME 3.510C