Benedetta Leuner, PhD

Bio: Dr. Leuner received her BA in Behavioral Neuroscience from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania in 1997. She received her PhD in Biopsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience in 2005 from Rutgers University, and completed her postdoctoral training at Princeton University from 2006-2011. She joined OSU as an Assistant Professor in 2012, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2018.
Contact email: Address: Psychology Bldg Rm.51, 1835 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43210 USA Phone: 614-292-5218 Twitter: @LeunerLab


Rachel Gilfarb, Neuroscience Graduate Program










Courtney Dye (co-advised with Dr. Katy Lenz), Neuroscience Graduate Program

Bio: Courtney is an NGP student co-mentored by Dr. Lenz and Dr. Benedetta Leuner. Courtney is working on projects related to neuroimmune function in the maternal brain during pregnancy and a gestational stress model of postpartum depression.

Elizabeth Dybas (co-advised with Dr. Katy Lenz), Neuroscience Graduate Program

Bio: Elizabeth, who goes by Liz, is a first year NGP student co-mentored by Dr. Leuner and Dr. Lenz. She is from Albany, New York and received her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Vermont. She is passionate about studying the effect of hormones on the brain and behavior and how this may contribute to neuropsychiatric disease in a sex-specific manner.

Sanjana Ranade
Dylan Hirsh

Sara Sabihi, PhD
Achik Haim, PhD

Peter Fredericks
Chris Albin-Brooks
Caitlin Goodpaster (Post)
Nick Deems
Elise Lemanski
Aarthi Gobinath
Dominic Julian
Morgan Sherer
Connor Nealer
Shirley Dong
Skyler Maurer
Nicole Durosko
Brandon Springer
Harry Hoffman
Emily Mills
Anthony Bernardi
Paul Banta
Sean Monroe
Heba Raslan
Emma Higgins
Abishek Rajesh
Meredith Stewart