Stacey Kigar, PhD

Position title: Postdoc Research Associate, University of Cambridge, Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry


Phone: Advisor: Dr. Anthony Auger

Graduation: 12/2015
Research Interest: Investigation of neuroimmune interactions that lead to depression

Stacey Kigar


  • Kigar SL, Chang L, Hayne MR, Karls NT, Auger AP. Sex differences in Gadd45b
    expression and methylation in the developing rodent amygdala. Brain Res. 2016 Jul
    1;1642:461-466. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2016.04.031. Epub 2016 Apr 14. PubMed
    PMID: 27086974.
  • Kigar SL, Chang L, Auger AP. Gadd45b is an epigenetic regulator of juvenile
    social behavior and alters local pro-inflammatory cytokine production in the
    rodent amygdala. Brain Behav Immun. 2015 May;46:60-9. doi:
    10.1016/j.bbi.2015.02.018. Epub 2015 Feb 26. PubMed PMID: 25728234; PubMed
    Central PMCID: PMC4440808.
  • Kigar SL, Auger AP. Epigenetic mechanisms may underlie the aetiology of sex
    differences in mental health risk and resilience. J Neuroendocrinol. 2013
    Nov;25(11):1141-50. doi: 10.1111/jne.12074. Review. PubMed PMID: 23841484; PubMed
    Central PMCID: PMC4428578.
  • Herkenham M, Kigar SL. Contributions of the adaptive immune system to mood
    regulation: Mechanisms and pathways of neuroimmune interactions. Prog
    Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2017 Oct 3;79(Pt A):49-57. doi:
    10.1016/j.pnpbp.2016.09.003. Epub 2016 Sep 6. PubMed PMID: 27613155; PubMed
    Central PMCID: PMC5339070.