Lori Newman earned a B.S. in Neuroscience from the College of William & Mary and both her MA and PhD in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire, concentrating on neuromodulation of attention and memory. She began her research on the influence of metabolism in glial cells, particularly astrocytes, on memory with an NIH Postdoctoral Training Award at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. She continued her postdoctoral training at Syracuse University expanding her research to include metabolic effects in development and aging.
The Newman lab studies astrocytic metabolism in the brain during attention, learning, and memory. We seek to understand how dysfunctional glial cells contribute to disorders like Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia and ADHD, with the hope that discovery leads to new therapeutic opportunities.