I am a visiting professor 
 at Williams College in the Department of Psychology.  My primary research is in the field of Psychoneuroimmunology. I am interested in the role of microglia in normal brain function as well as their effects on neurogenesis, synaptogenesis and cognition. I have also explored the potential for cellular and network plasticity at the level of microglia, especially focusing on their connections to the peripheral immune system. In my laboratory, we work with rodent and cell culture models to explore these questions. I graduated with my Ph.D. from the laboratory of Dr. Staci D. Bilbo at Duke University in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience in May 2014.

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Lauren L. Williamson
Bronfman Science Center
18 Hoxsey St
Williamstown, MA 01267