I am a psychoneuroimmunologist by training, having earning my PhD from the Psychology & Neuroscience PhD program at Duke University while working in Dr. Staci Bilbo's Lab. Psychoneuroimmunology is the study of how the nervous and immune systems interact, and I am particularly interested in how early-life events can program offspring for altered stress resilience in adulthood. In 2015, I started my postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California-Irvine, working in the lab of Dr. Tallie Z. Baram in the Departments of Pediatrics and Anatomy/Neurobiology. I am studying the role of microglia, the immune cells of the brain, in shaping stress-sensitive neural circuitry following early-life stress during critical periods of development, as well as in the cognitive deficits and emotional vulnerabilities we observe later in life. 

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University of California-Irvine
B180 Med Sci I
Irvine, CA 92697-4475
(949) 824-3307
Twitter: @JessicaLBolton