Monika R. Fleshner

Monika R. Fleshner, Ph.D.
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0354
phone: 303-492-1483
fax: 303-492-6778
e-mail:monika.fleshner@colorado.edu

Research Interests

  • Dr. Fleshner's research program is focused on understanding 1) the impact of acute and chronic stressor exposure (mental or physical) on behavior, neural, hormonal and immunological function; 2) how such systems interact to affect the whole organism; and 3) the mechanisms of increased stress resistance and stress resilience produced by exercise.

  • Stress Physiology Laboratory.

Education

Professional Experience

  • 1990-1991, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Microbiology/Immunology & Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO.

  • 1991-1992, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado at Boulder.

  • 1991-1995, Instructor, Behavioral Neuroscience Program, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado at Boulder.

  • 1993-1996, Instructor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado at Denver.

  • 1996-1997, Assistant Research Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience Program, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado at Boulder.

  • 1997-2003, Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

  • 2003-2004, Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

  • 2004-2009, Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

  • 2009-Present, Professor, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

Honors and Awards

  • 1998, Young Investigator Award, Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society.

  • 2001, Motor Board Honor Society, Faculty Appreciation Award.

  • 2002, National Public Radio-The Infinite Mind, Featured Scientist.

  • 2005, Independent Investigator Award, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression.

  • 2009, Boulder Faculty Assembly Award-Excellence in Research.

  • 2010, Public Broadcast System (PBS)-The Science of Healing, Featured Scientist.

  • 2011-2012, Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society (PNIRS), President.

  • 2011-2013, International Society for Exercise Immunology (ISEI), President.

  • 2013, Excellence in Leadership Program, University of Colorado System.

Recent Publications