Date of Award

Spring 2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Cheryl Harding

Second Advisor

Dr. Carolyn Pytte

Academic Program Adviser

Ofer Tchernichovski


We examined changes in brain microglia and cognitive performance following mold exposure and doxycycline administration. Neither mold nor doxycycline caused significant changes in microglial location or morphology. While greater numbers of microglia in control-treated mice were linked with improved performance, greater numbers in mold-treated mice were linked to memory impairments.



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