Contact

Department

IBMS

Katherine Lillis

Graduate Student

Personal Statement:

Hometown
Buffalo Grove, IL
Hobbies
Cooking, exercising, spending time outdoors, and taking my dog for walks.


Education

University of Iowa Class of 2018
Human Physiology, BS
Psychology, BA

Research

Investigating the Mechanism of Sensory Neuron Mediation of Apical Periodontitis

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Summer Fellowship Recipient
  • University of Iowa Honors Program Member
  • University of Iowa Dean’s List Member
  • University of Iowa National Scholars Award Recipient

Affiliations

  • Society for Neuroscience
  • WISDOM
  • Graduate Student Association

News

Poster presentation, “Stimulation of the infralimbic cortex decreases cocaine-seeking behavior after extinction training,” Midwestern Psychological Association, April 12, 2018, Chicago, IL.
Poster presentation, “Stimulation of the infralimbic cortex decreases cocaine-seeking behavior after extinction training,” Fall Undergraduate Research Festival, November 15, 2017, Iowa City, IA.
Poster presentation, “Blocking D1 vs. D2 receptors in the agranular insular cortex differentially affects cocaine seeking during cued and cocaine-prime reinstatement in rats,” Midwestern Psychological Association, April 20, 2017, Chicago, IL.

Publications

Muller Ewald, V. A., De Corte, B. J., Gupta, S. C., Lillis, K. V., Narayanan, N. S., Wemmie, J. A., LaLumiere, R. T. (2018). Attenuation of cocaine seeking in rats via enhancement of infralimbic cortical activity using stable step-function opsins. Psychopharmacology.