Welcome to the web page for the Social and Affective Immunology Lab (S.A.I.L.) at the Ohio State University, which is headed by Baldwin Way. Our research is focused on how psychological factors trigger the immune system and also how the immune system can alter emotions and decision-making.

Please click HERE to download an application if you are interested in gaining research experience working in the lab.

The lab will be accepting graduate students for the fall of 2021. There is particular opportunities for students who have an interest in studying religion and health or an interest in fMRI and stress.

Recent News.....

Spring 2020: Congrats to undergraduate research assistants who got into grad/professional school: Alyssa Thompson (Medical School); Brittany Boltz (Nurse Practitioner); Becca Beach Persons (Social Work); Amanda Kenepp (Clinical Psychology).

The lab just received an NIH grant to scan several hundred adolescents at multiple time points in order to examine how neighborhood stressors (e.g. exposure to violence) alter neural processing of rewarding and threatening stimuli that are predictive of substance abuse.  The project incorporates state-of-the-art GPS tracking methods and assesses whether inflammation mediates the effects of these stressors: Link

Lab Photo at Hang Over Easy 4-17-18

The lab April 2018 (Lto R): Pär Bjälkebring, David Lee, Jonathan Stahl, Lexi Keaveney, Geoff Durso, Zoey Butka, Haemi Nam, and Baldwin Way