Jane B. Allendorfer, PhD

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Jane Allendorfer, PhD, received her doctorate degree in neuroscience from the University of Cincinnati where she also completed postdoctoral studies. She joined UAB in 2012 and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology, Division of Epilepsy and the Comprehensive Neuroscience Center, and is an Associate Scientist in the Center for Exercise Medicine.

Dr. Allendorfer serves as a Primary Investigator and Co-Investigator on a number of ongoing neuroimaging projects at UAB. She also collaborates with experts in neurology, psychology, immunology, physics, neuroscience, psychiatry, genetics, neurophysiology, public health, statistics, exercise medicine and neuroimaging at UAB and at other institutions. Dr. Allendorfer’s research has focused on investigating brain and behavior effects of disease-modifying factors, including psychosocial stress, pharmacological agents and physical exercise in patients with seizure disorders through the use of non-invasive state-of-the-art neuroimaging techniques. The ultimate goal of her research program is to better understand how disease-modifying factors can be leveraged to improve the overall quality of life of patients with epilepsy and other seizure disorders, whether it is reduction of seizure frequency or improvement of cognitive functions.