Jennifer Donegan, PhD

2019 K99/R00 Awardee
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University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Post-doctoral Fellow

Dr. Jennifer Donegan is a post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Daniel Lodge at UT Health San Antonio. Jennifer received her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Texas Christian University in 2006 and her PhD in Neuroscience from UT Health San Antonio where she studied the effect of neural immune signaling on stress-induced cognitive deficits. For her BRAIN Initiative project, she will test the hypothesis that different classes of inhibitory interneurons differentially regulate the function of the ventral hippocampus.  She will use sophisticated tracer and photometry techniques to assess the dependence of this regulation on inputs from ventral striatum or prefrontal cortex. 

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