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Fleshner, Monika Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Monika Fleshner’s integrative research program focuses on understanding 1) the impact of acute and chronic stressor exposure (mental and physical) on behavior, neural, hormonal and immunological function; 2) how such systems interact to affect the whole organism; and 3) the mechanisms of increased stress robustness (resistance/resilience) produced by exercise, prebiotics and cannabis constituents.

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  • biomedical research, immunology, stress physiology, exercise, stress resistance, microbiome, DoD

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • IPHY 2010 - Seminar in Integrative Physiology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Introduces a small group of lower-division students to current research topics in integrative physiology. Emphasizes relevant applications to real-world situations. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours when topics vary.
  • IPHY 4600 - Immunology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Studies the immune system, a multi-cellular system that functions to protect us from disease. Introduces concepts associated with the development and function of individual cells of the immune system (T-cells, B-cells, neutrophils, dendritic cells, macrophages), as well as their integrative roles in physiology and host defense. This course requires a conceptual understanding of the material and emphasizes problem-solving skills through case studies. Recommended prerequisite: IPHY 3060 or IPHY 4060. Same as IPHY 5600.
  • IPHY 4870 - Honors Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    Department enforced prerequisites: IPHY 2800 and IPHY 3700.
  • IPHY 5100 - Colloquium in Integrative Physiology
    Secondary Instructor - Spring 2021
    May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • IPHY 5600 - Immunology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2021
    Studies the immune system, a multi-cellular system that functions to protect us from disease. Introduces concepts associated with the development and function of individual cells of the immune system (T-cells, B-cells, neutrophils, dendritic cells, macrophages), as well as their integrative roles in physiology and host defense. Recommended prerequisites: one year of general biology (lecture + lab) and one year of general chemistry (lecture + lab); IPHY 3470. Same as IPHY 4600.
  • IPHY 6950 - Master's Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020
    Must have 4 credit hours and may be repeated up to 6 total credits.

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