Dr. Jenna Sprowles is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Psychology. She investigates how early developmental exposure to drugs (such as antidepressants) and environmental toxicants (such as bishpenol A and polychlorinated biphenyls) elicits altered neurobehavioral outcomes, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD)-like behaviors, emotion-related behaviors, and learning and memory deficits in rodent models. She is also interested in how such exposure influences protein and neurotransmitter expression/activity and epigenetic alterations in specific brain regions that modulate those behavioral changes. Dr. Sprowles’ behavioral neuroscience research spans the fields of psychology and neuroscience.
Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, concentration in Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Memphis
M.S. in General Psychology, concentration in Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Memphis
B.S. with Double Major in Cell and Molecular Biology, Psychology, Tulane University