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Kristi Tschetter, Ph.D.

Title: Part Time Faculty

Office: Dahlonega


Dr. Kristi Tschetter is part-time faculty in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega. She completed her Ph.D. in Basic Biomedical Sciences through the University of South Dakota with a Specialization in Neuroscience. Her work was given the Society for Neuroscience’s “Hot Topic” award and was featured at their annual meeting. Role of Early Life Stress Iin Cocaine-Induced Locomotion and Anxiety-Like and Novelty-Seeking Behavior in Adolescence. Tschetter, K.E.; Callahan, L.B.; Ronan, P.J.


  • Ph.D., Basic Biomedical Sciences with Specialization in Neuroscience, University of South Dakota
  • B.S., Biology, University of Sioux Falls
  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Sioux Falls

Research/Special Interests

Dr. Tschetter has worked in a laboratory environment with rats for her dissertation and researched early life stress and its effects on behavior and brain remodeling in adolescents. She has also worked in Embryology focusing on fertility patients through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), egg and sperm freezing and thawing, embryo grading and transfers, and Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI). Dr. Tschetter also has extensive experience in phlebotomy and lab testing.


*Callahan, L.B., Tschetter, K.E., Ronan, P.J., P.J. (2013). Inhibition of corticotropin releasing factor expression in the central nucleus of the amygdala attenuates stress-induced behavioral and endocrine responses. Front Neurosci 7:195

*Ranked one of the best performing articles in the Frontiers family of journals for 2013 based on the number of views. 

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