Jennifer Donegan
Selected Publications

Jennifer Donegan

Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., Neuroscience
San Antonio, Texas

Lab: 210-567-4273
Lab Association: Daniel Lodge, Ph.D.


Research Interests

• schizophrenia                                   • stem cells
• dopamine

Research Summary

My research is exploring the use of embryonic stem cells to reverse deficits in a developmental model of schizophrenia. Schizophrenic patients show changes in inhibitory GABAergic interneurons, which are thought to underlie behavioral and physiological symptoms of the disorder. Using a battery of behavioral assays and in vivo extracellular electrophysiology, we are testing the hypothesis that GABAergic interneurons, derived from embryonic stem cells, can reverse the schizophrenia-like changes seen in our rodent model.


• Accomplishments, Awards and Honors •

2015 William Thomas Booth Travel Award - UTHSCSA Pharmacology - August 2015

HSC News - 'Low levels of pro-inflammatory agent help cognition in rats' - Feb 2014

Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Meeting Travel Award - 2013