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Fleshner, Monika Professor

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Research

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  • 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

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Teaching

courses taught

  • IPHY 4600 - Immunology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2020
    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. Department enforced prerequisites: one year of general biology (lecture + lab) and one year of general chemistry (lecture + lab). Recommended prerequisite: IPHY 3060. Same as IPHY 5600.
  • IPHY 4870 - Honors Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Department enforced prerequisites: IPHY 2800 and IPHY 3700.
  • IPHY 4930 - Internship
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019
    Provides an opportunity for field/laboratory work in a variety of different settings. Consult with faculty for approval. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department enforced prerequisite: completion of at least two of the major core classes.
  • IPHY 5600 - Immunology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    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 6840 - Research Project
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Involves a scholarly investigation of a selected topic using literature and/or experimental techniques. Advisor required. May be repeated up to 3 total credit hours.
  • IPHY 6950 - Master's Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Must have 4 credit hours and may be repeated up to 6 total credits.

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