Kayla De Lorme


Assistant Professor in Psychological Science and Neuroscience

My scientific research interests span from cellular neuroscience to behavior.  My previous work focused on how hormones during adolescence shape the brain and social behavior. I am continuing to investigate the adolescent development of social behaviors, cognition, and the brain, shifting my focus slightly to how experiences shape the adolescent brain and behavior.  One line of my research is looking at the effects of social interactions on neuronal function in the prefrontal cortex across adolescent development in rodents. Another line of rodent research is investigating how postnatal maternal stress affects anxiety behavior and brain development of the offspring during adolescence and adulthood.  My lab uses a variety of neuroscience research techniques such as immunohistochemistry, microscopy, and behavioral observation and quantification. 


B.A. Hamline University; M.A. and Ph.D. Michigan State University

Courses Taught

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
PSY-225Statistics and Research Methods II62018/SP, 2017/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/SP, and 2013/FA
PSY-238Brain and Behavior62016/SP, 2014/FA, and 2013/FA
PSY-100General Psychology52018/SP, 2017/FA, 2015/SP, and 2014/FA
PSY-345Seminar: Hormones and Behavior32017/FA, 2015/FA, and 2014/SP
PSY-345Seminar Lab32017/FA, 2015/FA, and 2014/SP
PSY-385Neuroscience Capstone22017/SP and 2016/SP
PSY-207Soc & Adolescent Brain12018/JN