Kayla De Lorme


Associate 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 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 postpartum 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

PSY-238 (Brain and Behavior), PSY-389 (Directed Research I), and PSY-390 (Directed Research II)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
PSY-100 General Psychology 11 2021/SP, 2019/FA, 2019/SP, 2018/FA, 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2015/SP, and 2014/FA
PSY-238 Brain and Behavior 9 2020/SP, 2018/FA, 2016/SP, 2014/FA, and 2013/FA
PSY-225 Statistics and Research Methods II 6 2018/SP, 2017/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/SP, and 2013/FA
PSY-345 Seminar: Hormones and Behavior 3 2017/FA, 2015/FA, and 2014/SP
PSY-345 Seminar Lab 3 2017/FA, 2015/FA, and 2014/SP
PSY-244 ST:Sex, Gender 2 2021/SP and 2019/SP
PSY-385 Neuroscience Capstone 2 2017/SP and 2016/SP
PSY-344 AT:Hormones & Beh Lab 1 2019/FA
PSY-344 AT:Hormones & Behavior 1 2019/FA
PSY-207 Soc & Adolescent Brain 1 2018/JN