Amanda Kentner, Ph.D.


April 14, 2021. 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. PDT.

Early life origins of risk and resilience: Exploring sex differences following neuroinflammation.

Amanda Kentner, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS), located in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area of Boston, Massachusetts. In this role, she directs a behavioral neuroscience focused laboratory examining how exposure to infection during early development imparts long-term disruptions in social and cognitive functioning. Her laboratory is also interested in factors that offer protective or rehabilitative potential, for example environmental enrichment, maternal care, and pharmacological agents.

Dr. Kentner serves on the editorial boards of Brain, Behavior, and Immunity and BBI Health, is an elected USA Councilor representative for the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society (IBNS) and was the inaugural Chair of the IBNS Ethics & Diversity Committee where she continues to serve as a member. Dr. Kentner has sat on multiple National Science Foundation panels and is a Social Media Curator for the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. She is also an elected Council Member of NeuroBoston, the local Society for Neuroscience Boston Chapter.

Dr. Kentner has received multiple MCPHS Excellence in Research Mentorship awards and was honored with the inaugural MCPHS Gail P. and Edward A. Bucher Trustees’ Award for Excellence in Student-Faculty Research Collaboration in 2018. Her laboratory is supported by an R15 AREA grant from the National Institute of Mental Health

Presentation will be held at 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. PST via Zoom Webinar. 

Registration is FREE and you do not need to be a member!


Registration link:  https://pnirs.org/DrKentner



PNIRS Presents Schedule

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Michael Irwin, MD, PNIRS Past-President, 2000-2001 
Insomnia and inflammation: Experimentally defining affective mechanisms of vulnerability to inform depression prevention and treatment
October 22, 2020. 8:00 a.m. PDT. Professional Page

Asya Rolls, PhD 
Think globally act locally: The SNS in neuroimmune interactions
November 18, 2020. 8:00 a.m. PST. Professional Page

Neil Harrison, MBBS PhD MRCP MRCPsych, PNIRS President-Elect, 2021-2022
Inflammation-associated depression: What’s happening in the brain? 
December 17, 2020. 8:00 a.m. PST. Professional Page

Steve Cole, PhD
Lockdown immunology and its redemption
January 13, 2021. 1:00 p.m. PST.  Professional Page

Staci D. Bilbo, PhD
Microglia, microbes, and neural development
February 10, 2021. 8:00 a.m. PST.  Professional Page

Gregory E. Miller, PhD
Moving toward an understanding of childhood adversity and physical health across the lifespan
March 17, 2021. 8:00 a.m. PST.  Professional Page

Amanda Kentner, PhD
Early life origins of risk and resilience: Exploring sex differences following neuroinflammation 
April 14, 2021. 8:00 a.m. PST. Professional Page