Susanne is a doctoral student in the integrative neuroscience program working with Brian Prendergast and Leslie Kay. She graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Rutgers University in 2023. There, she worked in a lab studying psychoneuroimmunology under the direction of Dr. Alexander Kusnecov.
Susanne is interested in the involvement of immune and endocrine responses in learning, motivation, and social behavior, specifically in the context of psychological or physical stress.