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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Elizabeth Byrnes

Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences
Elizabeth Byrnes

Elizabeth Byrnes

Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences

Office phone: 617-839-7970
Lab phone: 617-839-7974
Campus: Grafton
Laboratory: 
Peabody Pavillion
Education: 
BA, Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Boston
PhD, Neuroscience, Ohio State University
Postdoctoral Training, Ohio State University; Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine
Research synopsis: 

Our lab uses preclinical modeling of neurological disorders to identify epigenetic modifications impacting both symptom severity and long-term outcomes. We are particularly interested in effects that are age- and/or sex-specific as well as effects that can be passed on to future generations (i.e. transgenerational epigenetic effects). Much of our work focuses on substance use disorders with a primary focus on opioids. Other more recent areas of interest include studies examining sex-specific neural modifications following ischemic stroke with a focus on changes that may play a role in the development of post-stroke depression.