Amara Brinks

Amara Brinks
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign | UIUC · Neuroscience Program

Bachelor of Science

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Introduction
Im currently a 4th year PhD Candidate in Janice Juraska’s lab at UIUC. I’m interested in adolescent brain development, specifically development of the prefrontal cortex and influences of puberty. I currently investigate if exposure to methamphetamine during this period alters the developmental trajectory of the PFC.

Publications

Publications (2)
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Bisphenol A (BPA) is an endocrine disruptor found in polycarbonate plastics and exposure in humans is nearly ubiquitous and it has widespread effects on cognitive, emotional, and reproductive behaviors in both humans and animal models. In our laboratory we previously found that perinatal BPA exposure results in a higher number of neurons in the adu...
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Phthalates are a class of endocrine disruptors found in a variety of consumer goods, and offspring can be exposed to these compounds during gestation and lactation. Our laboratory has found that perinatal exposure to an environmentally relevant mixture of phthalates resulted in a decrease in cognitive flexibility and in neuron number in the adult r...

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