John Pfeiffer


I am currently a PhD student in the Behavioral Neuroscience Division of the Psychology Department at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. In May of 2015 I received my Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. In May of 2017, I received my Masters of Arts in Psychology from University of Illinois. My major interests outside of science include watching professional sports, working with my hands, and finance.


Research Interests

  • Molecular Biology
  • Computational Biology
  • Stress Related Mental Health Disorders

Research Description

Utilizing computational biology, cell culture, and animal modeling methods I investigate the role of epigenetic mechanisms contributing to resilience vs. susceptibility in stress related mental health disorders.