Christina Tognoni, PhD
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

PhD, Duke University
MA, Duke University
BA, Wellesley College

Christina M. Tognoni, Ph.D. is an Instructor of Neurology at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. She received her PhD in Psychology & Neuroscience from Duke University. She continued her training as a Fellow in Pathology & Laboratory Medicine with Jan K. Blusztajn at Boston University. She was also a Post Doc in Anatomy & Neurobiology with Kathleen S. Rockland at Boston University. She is currently a Post Doc in Neurology with Alpaslan Dedeoglu at VA Boston Healthcare System.

Dr. Tognoni is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, a board member of the Boston University Postdoctoral Association, and a Committee member of the Boston Postdoctoral Association Career Development Committee.

Postdoctoral Researcher
VA Boston Healthcare System

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  1. Almarhoumi R, Alvarez C, Harris T, Tognoni CM, Paster BJ, Carreras I, Dedeoglu A, Kantarci A. Microglial cell response to experimental periodontal disease. J Neuroinflammation. 2023 Jun 14; 20(1):142.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37316834; PMCID: PMC10265806; DOI: 10.1186/s12974-023-02821-x;
  2. Carreras I, Jung Y, Lopez-Benitez J, Tognoni CM, Dedeoglu A. Fingolimod mitigates memory loss in a mouse model of Gulf War Illness amid decreasing the activation of microglia, protein kinase R, and NF?B. Neurotoxicology. 2023 May; 96:197-206.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37160207; PMCID: PMC10334821; DOI: 10.1016/j.neuro.2023.05.006;
  3. Jung Y, Lopez-Benitez J, Tognoni CM, Carreras I, Dedeoglu A. Dysregulation of sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) and S1P receptor 1 signaling in the 5xFAD mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. Brain Res. 2023 Jan 15; 1799:148171.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36410428
  4. Kantarci A, Tognoni CM, Yaghmoor W, Marghalani A, Stephens D, Ahn JY, Carreras I, Dedeoglu A. Microglial response to experimental periodontitis in a murine model of Alzheimer's disease. Sci Rep. 2020 10 29; 10(1):18561.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33122702; PMCID: PMC7596239; DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-75517-4;
  5. Carreras I, Aytan N, Choi JK, Tognoni CM, Kowall NW, Jenkins BG, Dedeoglu A. Dual dose-dependent effects of fingolimod in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. Sci Rep. 2019 07 29; 9(1):10972.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31358793; PMCID: PMC6662857; DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-47287-1;
  6. Wong-Goodrich SJ, Tognoni CM, Mellott TJ, Glenn MJ, Blusztajn JK, Williams CL. Prenatal choline deficiency does not enhance hippocampal vulnerability after kainic acid-induced seizures in adulthood. Brain Res. 2011 Sep 21; 1413:84-97.View Related Profiles. PMID: 21840511; PMCID: PMC3166969; DOI: 10.1016/j.brainres.2011.07.042;
  7. Tognoni CM, Chadwick JG, Ackeifi CA, Tetel MJ. Nuclear receptor coactivators are coexpressed with steroid receptors and regulated by estradiol in mouse brain. Neuroendocrinology. 2011; 94(1):49-57. PMID: 21311177; PMCID: PMC3150972; DOI: 10.1159/000323780;

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2017 BU Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs: Best poster and travel award
2015 BU Alzheimer’s Disease Center T32 postdoctoral training grant: Awarded fellowship
2012 Duke Consortium of Neuroscience Graduate Programs: “Best in Show”, Brainaroo
2011 NSF-GRFP: Awarded fellowship
2010 NSF-GRFP: Honorable mention
2009 Endocrine Society Trainee Day Award
2009 Scientific Research Society: Sigma Xi
2009 Hispanic Honor Society: Sigma Delta Pi
2009 The Jorge Guillen Prize in Spanish Studies
2009 Departmental Honors in Neuroscience
2009 Wellesley College: Cum laude
2008 Wellesley College: Organic Chemistry Award
2008 Wellesley College: HHMI Summer Research Award
2007 Duke University Mechanisms of Behavior Program: NSF-REU award
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