Hunsberger Alzheimer's and Aging Lab


"Somewhere something incredible is waiting to be known." ~Carl Sagan

The Hunsberger Lab recently opened Nov. 2021 at Rosalind Franklin University! Our lab is  interested in understanding how sex and affective disorders impact aging and Alzheimer's disease with the goal of creating personalized therapeutics for men and women. We are hiring a Postdoc (Fall 2022). Please email a cover letter and CV if interested. Use the Contact Form/Email if you have any questions.


I recently completed my  postdoctoral career at  Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI/RFMH) in 2021 where I  received a K99/R00 to study the sex-specific impact of anxiety on Alzheimer’s disease progression. I received my PhD from West Virginia University under the mentorship of Dr. Miranda Reed. There, I studied glutamate’s role in Alzheimer’s disease pathology using novel microelectrode array technology.  When I'm not in the laboratory (pre COVID), I enjoy teaching cycling classes or singing for sporting events as fitness and music are my longtime hobbies. 


Holly Hunsberger, PhD

Behavioral Neuroscientist (she/her)

Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases and Therapeutics

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science / The Chicago Medical School

3333 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064