Abigail Polter, PhD.
Abby got her bachelor's degree in Microbiology from Ohio Wesleyan University and her doctorate in Neurobiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her thesis research focused on cellular signaling mechanisms in animal models of mood disorders. Following graduate school, Abby completed a postdoc in Dr. Julie Kauer's lab at Brown University. Her postdoctoral research focused on long-lasting effects of acute stress on inhibitory synapses in the ventral tegmental area. In 2017, she moved to DC to open the Polter Lab at George Washington University. Outside of the lab, she enjoys cooking and trying new restaurants and reading whatever she can get her hands on.