Michael Bienkowski, PhD




Dr. Linda Rinaman


Current Affiliation

University of Southern California, Institute for Neuroimaging and Informatics

Current Position

Postdoctoral Fellow

Prior Degree

BS, University of Pittsburgh (2014)


Bienkowski, M.S., and Rinaman, L. Common and distinct neural inputs to the medial central necleus of the amygdala and anterior ventrolateral bed nucleus of stria terminalis in rats. Brain Structure and Function, Epub 2012, Feb 24.

Bienkowski, M.S., and Rinaman, L. Immune challenge activates neural inputs to the ventrolateral bed nucleus of stria terminalis. Physiology and Behavior, 2011. (Submitted).

Bienkowski, M.S. and Rinaman, L. Noradrenergic inputs to the paraventricular hypothalamus contribute to hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and central Fos activation in rats after acute systemic endotoxin exposure. Neuroscience, 2008 Oct 28; 156(4):1093-102. Epub 2008 Aug 13.