Annalise vonderEmbse

Post Doctoral Scholar


Ottawa, Ohio


Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

M.S. in Biomedical Sciences, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

B.S. in Biology with honors, Wittenberg University

Personal Scientific Statement:

In 2012 I received my B.S. in Biology from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, where I gained research experience in Physics and Neuropsychology. Following graduation, I worked toward my M.S. in Biomedical Sciences and Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology in the lab of Dr. Jamie DeWitt at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. My graduate research was centered in developmental neuroimmunotoxicology and the developmental origin of adult disease. Specifically, I investigated the effect of postnatal lead exposure on microglial dysfunction and its role in the exacerbation of Alzheimer's disease.

I joined the labs of Dr. Pamela Lein and Dr. Michele La Merrill in the Fall of 2017 as a postdoctoral scholar. My current research directive is to explore sympathetic nervous system dysfunction in a rodent model of type II diabetes following exposure to the ubiquitous pesticide DDT.

When not in the lab, I enjoy astronomy, dance in all forms, art, awesome music, going to concerts, and hanging out with my two dogs.