Katharine McCann

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Katharine McCann

Academic Professional, Director of Undergraduate Research in Neuroscience, Research Option Coordinator


B.S. Psychology, B.A. Sociology, Magna cum Laude, University of Georgia

M.S. Neuroscience, Georgia State University

Ph.D. Neuroscience, Georgia State University



After graduating from undergrad, I worked as a social worker for several years as a reunification specialist with families of children in foster care. I then completed my graduate work with Dr. Kim L. Huhman at Georgia State University studying the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of long-term behavioral changes after exposure to acute social stress. My postdoctoral training was under the direction of Dr. Elliott Albers at the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience and Dr. Serena Dudek at the NIH/NIEHS where I continued to investigate molecular mechanisms of stress-induced behavior. Before joining the faculty at Georgia Tech, I was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Genetics at Emory University School of Medicine investigating genetic and molecular mechanisms underlying addiction-related behavior and behavioral changes in models of neurodegeneration.

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