Jordan Kohn

Title(s)Postdoctoral Scholar, Psychiatry
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    Reed College, Portland, OR, USABABiology (Cellular/Molecular)
    Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USAPhDNeuroscience
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    University of California, San Diego2018  - 2020ACTRI TL1 Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society2018Trainee Scholar Award
    University of California, San Diego2017  - 2018Chancellor's Research Excellence Scholarship
    Mind & Life Institute2014  - 20151440 Grant
    Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Emory University2013  - 2014Outreach/Community Service Award
    Emory University2012  - 2013NIH T32 - Integrative Neuroscience

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    My primary research interests lie within psychoneuroimmunology, particularly understanding disease-modifying biobehavioral mechanisms in the contexts of aging, metabolic dysfunction, psychosocial stress, and psychiatric illness. In order to explore these interests, I combine flow cytometry-based functional immunophenotyping, multi-analyte ECL/ELISA, gene expression analysis, and microbiome characterization, with clinically translational assessments of psychological and cognitive functioning. Furthermore, improved understanding of the mechanisms by which behavioral interventions, such as Tai Chi, exercise, and compassion meditation training, influence disease outcomes is critical in optimizing treatment strategies and is a central focus of my research. Throughout my postdoctoral training, I continue to apply these approaches to a randomized controlled trial of Tai Chi practice in older adults with hypertension under the guidance of my mentor, Dr. Suzi Hong. I also co-facilitate a monthly journal club and speaker series through the UCSD Center of Excellence for Research and Training in Integrative Health (CERT-IH), which seeks to support education and clinical practice in evidence-based integrative modalities.

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    Probing the Gut-Brain Axis in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder through connecting Brain Structure, Microbiome and Neuroactive Molecules
    The KAVLI Institute for Brain and Mind Innovative Research Grant (IRG)Jul 1, 2020 - Jun 30, 2021
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Immunoglobulin profiles in pediatric OCD
    American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Pilot Research AwardJul 1, 2020 - Jun 30, 2021
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Development and pilot-testing of virtual reality-based patient-physician interaction narratives to increase empathy and compassion and mitigate bias among medical students
    Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion Technology Seed GrantJul 1, 2020 - Jun 30, 2021
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Modulatory Effects of Triphala and Manjistha Dietary Supplementation on Human Gut Microbiota: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study. J Altern Complement Med. 2020 Sep 18. Peterson CT, Pourang A, Dhaliwal S, Kohn JN, Uchitel S, Singh H, Mills PJ, Peterson SN, Sivamani RK. PMID: 32955913.
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    2. Primate innate immune responses to bacterial and viral pathogens reveals an evolutionary trade-off between strength and specificity. BioRxiv. 2020. MB Fahmy Hawash, J Sanz-Remon, JC Grenier, JN Kohn, V Yotova, Z JOhnson, RE Lanford, JF Brinkworth, LB Barreiro.
    3. Self-reported sleep disturbances are associated with poorer cognitive performance in older adults with hypertension: a multi-parameter risk factor investigation. Int Psychogeriatr. 2020 Jul; 32(7):815-825. Kohn JN, Troyer E, Guay-Ross RN, Wilson K, Walker A, Spoon C, Pruitt C, Lyasch G, Pung MA, Milic M, Redwine LS, Hong S. PMID: 31647051.
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    4. Are we facing a crashing wave of neuropsychiatric sequelae of COVID-19? Neuropsychiatric symptoms and potential immunologic mechanisms. Brain Behav Immun. 2020 07; 87:34-39. Troyer EA, Kohn JN, Hong S. PMID: 32298803.
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    5. Differing salivary microbiome diversity, community and diurnal rhythmicity in association with affective state and peripheral inflammation in adults. Brain Behav Immun. 2020 Jul; 87:591-602. Kohn JN, Kosciolek T, Marotz C, Aleti G, Guay-Ross RN, Hong SH, Hansen S, Swafford A, Knight R, Hong S. PMID: 32061904.
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    6. Greater Well-Being in More Physically Active Cancer Patients Who Are Enrolled in Supportive Care Services. Integr Cancer Ther. 2020 Jan-Dec; 19:1534735420921439. Tristão Parra M, Esmeaeli N, Kohn J, Henry BL, Klagholz S, Jain S, Pruitt C, Vicario D, Jonas W, Mills PJ. PMID: 32456467.
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    7. Higher soluble CD14 levels are associated with lower visuospatial memory performance in youth with HIV. AIDS. 2019 12 01; 33(15):2363-2374. Kim-Chang JJ, Donovan K, Loop MS, Hong S, Fischer B, Venturi G, Garvie PA, Kohn J, Rendina HJ, Woods SP, Goodenow MM, Nichols SL, Sleasman JW. PMID: 31764101.
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    8. Social history and exposure to pathogen signals modulate social status effects on gene regulation in rhesus macaques. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 09 22; 117(38):23317-23322. Sanz J, Maurizio PL, Snyder-Mackler N, Simons ND, Voyles T, Kohn J, Michopoulos V, Wilson M, Tung J, Barreiro LB. PMID: 31611381.
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    9. Self-reported sleep disturbances are associated with poorer cognitive performance in older adults with hypertension: a multi-parameter risk factor investigation. International Psychogeriatrics. 2019. Kohn J, Troyer E, Guay-Ross R, Wilson K, Walker A, Spoon C, Pruitt C, Lyasch G, Pung M, Milic M, Redwine L, Hong S.
    10. Higher soluble CD14 levels are associated with lower visuospatial memory performance in Youth with HIV (YWH). AIDS. 2019 Sep 02. Kim-Chang JJ, Donovan K, Loop MS, Hong S, Fischer B, Venturi G, Garvie PA, Kohn J, Rendina HJ, Woods SP, Goodenow MM, Nichols SL, Sleasman JW. PMID: 31483376.
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    11. Sex-specific roles of cellular inflammation and cardiometabolism in obesity-associated depressive symptomatology. Int J Obes (Lond). 2019 10; 43(10):2045-2056. Kohn JN, Cabrera Y, Dimitrov S, Guay-Ross N, Pruitt C, Shaikh FD, Hong S. PMID: 31089263.
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    12. Compassion Meditation Training for Emotional Numbing Symptoms Among Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. J Altern Complement Med. 2019 04; 25(4):441-443. Evans APB, Mascaro JS, Kohn JN, Dobrusin A, Darcher A, Starr SD, Craighead LW, Negi LT. PMID: 30758223.
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    13. Social affiliation predicts mitochondrial DNA copy number in female rhesus macaques. Biol Lett. 2019 01 31; 15(1):20180643. Debray R, Snyder-Mackler N, Kohn JN, Wilson ME, Barreiro LB, Tung J. PMID: 30958211.
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    14. Social status alters chromatin accessibility and the gene regulatory response to glucocorticoid stimulation in rhesus macaques. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 01 22; 116(4):1219-1228. Snyder-Mackler N, Sanz J, Kohn JN, Voyles T, Pique-Regi R, Wilson ME, Barreiro LB, Tung J. PMID: 30538209.
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    15. 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine Increases Affiliative Behaviors in Squirrel Monkeys in a Serotonin 2A Receptor-Dependent Manner. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2017 Sep; 42(10):1962-1971. Pitts EG, Minerva AR, Chandler EB, Kohn JN, Logun MT, Sulima A, Rice KC, Howell LL. PMID: 28425496.
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    16. Social status alters immune regulation and response to infection in macaques. Science. 2016 11 25; 354(6315):1041-1045. Snyder-Mackler N, Sanz J, Kohn JN, Brinkworth JF, Morrow S, Shaver AO, Grenier JC, Pique-Regi R, Johnson ZP, Wilson ME, Barreiro LB, Tung J. PMID: 27885030.
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    17. Dominance rank causally affects personality and glucocorticoid regulation in female rhesus macaques. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2016 12; 74:179-188. Kohn JN, Snyder-Mackler N, Barreiro LB, Johnson ZP, Tung J, Wilson ME. PMID: 27639059.
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    18. Common methods for fecal sample storage in field studies yield consistent signatures of individual identity in microbiome sequencing data. Sci Rep. 2016 08 16; 6:31519. Blekhman R, Tang K, Archie EA, Barreiro LB, Johnson ZP, Wilson ME, Kohn J, Yuan ML, Gesquiere L, Grieneisen LE, Tung J. PMID: 27528013.
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    19. Social status drives social relationships in groups of unrelated female rhesus macaques. Anim Behav. 2016 Jan 01; 111:307-317. Snyder-Mackler N, Kohn JN, Barreiro LB, Johnson ZP, Wilson ME, Tung J. PMID: 26769983.
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    20. Ancestral founder mutations in calpain-3 in the Indian Agarwal community: historical, clinical, and molecular perspective. Muscle Nerve. 2013 Jun; 47(6):931-7. Ankala A, Kohn JN, Dastur R, Gaitonde P, Khadilkar SV, Hegde MR. PMID: 23666804.
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    21. Predictors of depression in breast cancer patients treated with radiation: role of prior chemotherapy and nuclear factor kappa B. Cancer. 2013 Jun 01; 119(11):1951-9. Torres MA, Pace TW, Liu T, Felger JC, Mister D, Doho GH, Kohn JN, Barsevick AM, Long Q, Miller AH. PMID: 23512358.
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    22. Aberrant firing of replication origins potentially explains intragenic nonrecurrent rearrangements within genes, including the human DMD gene. Genome Res. 2012 Jan; 22(1):25-34. Ankala A, Kohn JN, Hegde A, Meka A, Ephrem CL, Askree SH, Bhide S, Hegde MR. PMID: 22090376.
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