Cousins Lectures in PNI - Keely Muscatell, PhD

Cousins Center Lectures in PNI Virtual Presentation

Sponsored by the UCLA Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology
UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior

“Neural and Inflammatory Pathways Linking Discrimination and Health”


Keely A. Muscatell, PhD
Associate Professor, Director of Diversity Initiatives,
Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Keely Muscatell is an Associate Professor and Director of Diversity Initiatives in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Broadly, her research focuses on elucidating the neurobiological mechanisms that link social experiences and health, with a focus on health disparities. Her work is highly interdisciplinary, as she employs theory and methods from social psychology, cognitive and affective neuroscience, psychoneuroimmunology, pharmacology, and population health. Keely completed her PhD in Psychology at UCLA and post-doctoral training in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholars program at UCSF/UC Berkeley. Outside of the lab, Keely can be found chasing after her son, Archer, watching science fiction movies, scouring for gems at local thrift stores, and cooking with her partner, Dave.

Thursday, 11 April 2024, 12:30 – 1:30 pm


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