Phyllis Mann, PhD

Phyllis Mann, PhD

Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences



BA, Life Sciences, Queens College
MA, Psychology, Queens College
PhD, Neuropsychology, City University of New York
Postdoctoral Training, Harvard Medical School


Campus: Grafton
Laboratory: Peabody Pavillion 203

Contact Information

Office Phone: 508-887-4911
Lab Phone: 508-887-4364
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Research Synopsis

I no longer accept dissertation or rotation students but I do maintain an active research program.

Our research centers on the way maternal behavior is regulated. Although it is well-established that hormones expressed during pregnancy stimulate maternal behavior, very little is known about signals that inhibit this behavior. This aspect of neuroplasticity has broad social implications and directly impacts the ability of mothers to raise their young successfully. We are particularly focused on the way the ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus impacts maternal behavior patterns and the way progesterone and other hormonal signals modulate these effects.

Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research