Holly Hunsberger, PhD


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

I am an Assistant Professor at Rosalind Franklin University interested in understanding how sex and affective disorders impact aging and Alzheimer's disease with the goal of creating personalized therapeutics. 

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.