John R Pfeiffer

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Program Area: Behavioral Neuroscience


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I am currently a PhD student in the Behavioral Neuroscience Division of the Psychology Department at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. In May of 2015 I received my Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. In May of 2017, I received my Masters of Arts in Psychology from University of Illinois. My major interests outside of science include watching professional sports, working with my hands, and finance.



  • Molecular Biology
  • Computational Biology
  • Stress Related Mental Health Disorders

Research Description

Utilizing computational biology, cell culture, and animal modeling methods I investigate the role of epigenetic mechanisms contributing to resilience vs. susceptibility in stress related mental health disorders.

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Facilities Information

Building Remodeling Projects

Click on the title to check out these pictures from the classroom remodeling project in the basement. A second project to replace the elevators will begin in September. Beginning with the freight elevator, each elevator will be out of service for three months. To get quickly from one floor to another, and improve your fitness, we will encourage the use of the stairs. The repainting of the northeast stairwell has been completed, and the painter is starting on the southwest stairwell.