Marianne L Seney, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

450 Technology Drive

Education & Training

Neuroscience and Behavior, University of Massachusetts

Professional Affiliations

Associate Member, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Member, Society of Biological Psychiatry
Member, International Behavioral Neuroscience Society
Member, Society for Neuroscience
Member, Organization for the Study of Sex Differences

Selected Honors & Awards

Honorable Mention, Ziskind-Somerfeld Research Award, Society of Biological Psychiatry
Hamilton Family Award for Basic Neuroscience Research in Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
NARSAD Young Investigator Award, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Elected Young Investigator Councilor, Organization for the Study of Sex Differences

Research Interests

Sex differences in psychiatric disorders; Dendritic spine/microglia alterations; depression; Molecular rhythm disruptions in brain disorders
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Cahill KM, Huo Z, Tseng GC, Logan RW, Seney ML. Improved identification of concordant and discordant gene expression signatures using an updated rank-rank hypergeometric overlap approach. Sci Rep. 2018. 8: 9588.
  2. Seney ML, Huo Z, Cahill K, French L, Puralewski R, Zhang J, Logan RW, Tseng G, Lewis DA, Sibille E. Opposite molecular signatures of depression in men and women. Biol Psychiatry. 2018. 84(1): 18-27.
  3. Douillard-Guilloux G, Lewis D, Seney ML, Sibille E. Decrease in somatostatin-positive cell density in the amygdala of females with major depression. Depress Anxiety. 2017 Jan;34(1):68-78.
  4. Puralewski R, Vasilakis G, Seney ML. Sex-related factors influence expression of mood-related genes in the basolateral amygdala differentially depending on age and stress exposure. Biol Sex Differ. 2016;7:50.
  5. Seney ML, Tripp A, McCune S, Lewis DA, Sibille E. Laminar and cellular analyses of reduced somatostatin gene expression in the subgenual anterior cingulate cortex in major depression. Neurobiol Dis. 2015 Jan;73:213-9.

Education Interests

Research mentorship