Karen R. Bottenfield, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate (previously held)
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Anatomy & Neurobiology

Dr. Bottenfield is the Senior Academic Program Manager for the Oral Health Sciences (OHS) master's program at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. She received her B.A. in Anthropology from Eastern Washington University, followed by her M.S. in Forensic Anthropology and a Ph.D. in Anatomy and Neurobiology from Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. Her doctoral research evaluated Glial Growth Factor 2 as a treatment in a monkey model of cortical injury under the mentorship of Dr. Tara Moore. Following her successful defense, Dr. Bottenfield continued her research as a postdoctoral associate in the Laboratory of Interventions for Cortical Injury and Cognitive Decline and the Laboratory of Cognitive Neurobiology. As a postdoc, Dr. Bottenfield continued a portion of her doctoral research focused on the optimization and use of biorthogonal molecules and Click Chemistry to label and quantify newly synthesized myelin in the rhesus monkey brain, which offers a novel new method to assess age-related changes in myelination and remyelination following brain injury. She also investigated task-related activation patterns in rhesus monkey models of cortical injury and aging using the expression of the immediate early gene, c-Fos. In addition, Dr. Bottenfield learned electrophysiology methods and contributed to analyses of injury-related pathology of pyramidal neurons in collaboration with the Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Ultrastructure.

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  1. Karen R. Bottenfield. Glial Growth Factor 2 as a Treatment in a Monkey Model of Cortical Injury. Boston. 2022. View Publication
  2. Bottenfield KR, Bowley BGE, Pessina MA, Medalla M, Rosene DL, Moore TL. Sex differences in recovery of motor function in a rhesus monkey model of cortical injury. Biol Sex Differ. 2021 10 09; 12(1):54.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34627376; PMCID: PMC8502310; DOI: 10.1186/s13293-021-00398-9;
  3. Karen R. Bottenfield, Tara L. Moore, Farzad Mortazavi, Douglas Rosene . Optimization of Propargylcholine to Label Newly Synthesized Myelin in the Rhesus Monkey Brain. 2020; 34(S1):1-1. View Publication

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2021 Boston University: Boston University Women Graduates’ Club Scholarship ($3800)
2020 Boston University: Boston University Women Graduates’ Club Scholarship ($3800)
2013 Boston University: Levine Scholar, Ruth and Martin Levine Scholarship Fund in Graduate Medical Education ($5000)
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