603 E Daniel St
Champaign, IL 61812
NIH Predoctoral Trainee in Endocrine, Developmental, & Reproductive Toxicology
Member of the Juraska Lab
Neuroendocrinology, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neurotoxicology, Developmental Neuroscience, Neuroanatomy
Phthalates are endocrine-disrupting chemicals ubiquitous in our environment. I study how exposure to these chemicals during early and adolescent development impacts cognitive behavior and the underlying neuroanatomical development of the prefrontal cortex.
BS Neuroscience, Brown University (2014)
Awards and Honors
Listed on "Teachers ranked as excellent" ranking with outstanding denotation (PSYC311: Fall 2018, Spring 2019)
PSYC 210: Behavioral Neuroscience (Spring, 2017)
PSYC 311: Behavioral Neuroscience Lab (Fall, 2018)
PSYC 311: Behavioral Neuroscience Lab (Spring, 2019)
Lead TA PSYC 311: Behavioral Neuroscience Lab (Fall, 2019)
Lead TA PSYC 311: Behavioral Neuroscience Lab (Spring, 2020)
Sellinger, E. P., Kougias, D. G., Drzewiecki, C. M., & Juraska, J. M. (2020). Behavioral effects in adult rats exposed to low doses of a phthalate mixture during the perinatal or adolescent period. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 106886.
Kougias, D. G., Sellinger, E. P., Willing, J., & Juraska, J. M. (2018). Perinatal exposure to an environmentally relevant mixture of phthalates results in a lower number of neurons and synapses in the medial prefrontal cortex and decreased cognitive flexibility in adult male and female rats. Journal of Neuroscience, 38(31), 6864-6872.