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Geetha Kannen

Class 2008
Education BS, Kenyon College

Dr. Mikhail Pletnikov

Current Position Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Michigan

Research Interests

Elucidating the role of Toxoplasma gondii infection on the pathogenesis of schizophrenia
Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) infection has been implicated in schizophrenia and bipoloar disorder. Much work has shown T. gondii infection manipulates the behavior of mice. However, little is known about what exactly the parasite does in the brain that causes these behavioral changes. Using mouse models, we wish to better understand the role of the parasite in the development of schizophrenia.