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Kate Brynildsen

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Kate received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology with a neuroscience concentration from Grinnell College in 2012. During her undergraduate career she served as a research assistant in a developmental psychology lab for two years and completed summer research projects as a fellow with the American Psychological Association in 2011 and in the Mechanisms of Behavior neuroscience program at Duke University in 2010. During her final year at Grinnell, she conducted a mentored advanced project investigating the dose-dependent effects of leptin on spatial memory in mice. She began working in Dr. Stein’s lab at NIDA in September 2012.


  • Leblond M, Fan D, Brynildsen JK, Yin HH (2011) Motivational State and Reward Content Determine Choice Behavior under Risk in Mice. PLoS ONE 6(9): e25342. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0025342

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