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Faculty

Joseph Bergan


Assistant Professor
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
https://joebergan.com/
Research Interests
We seek to understand the principles of how social and defensive stimuli are encoded in the activity of neurons, and how this process can be modulated by behavior state, experience, and neuromodulation.

Eric L. Bittman


Professor, Department of BIology
420G Morrill II South
413-545-4344
elb@bio.umass.edu
Research Interests
Circadian Rhythms; Reproduction; Seasonal Changes in Brain Function

Jeffrey D. Blaustein


Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Member, Neuroscience and Behavior Program
Member, Center for Neuroendocrine Studies
Professor Blaustein is not taking graduate students into his research group at this time.
Tobin Hall - 135 Hicks Way
413-545-1524
blaustein@cns.umass.edu
Research Interests
Neuroendocrinology and Behavior; ovarian hormone action in the brain, hormones and behavior, effects of antiestrogens on brain and mental health, antihormone treatment for breast cancer

Rolf O. Karlstrom


Professor, Department of Biology
Member, Neuroscience and Behavior Program
Member, Molecular and Cellular Biology Program
413-577-3448 (lab: 3456)
karlstrom@bio.umass.edu
Karlstrom Lab
Research Interests
Development of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary Axis; Axon Guidance and Forebrain Patterning

Agn├Ęs Lacreuse


Associate Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Member, Neuroscience and Behavior Program
Member, Center for Neuroendocrine Studies
531 Tobin Hall
(413) 545-2183
alacreuse@psych.umass.edu
Research Interests
Sex Steroids and Cognition Across the Adult Lifespan

Stephen D. McCormick


http://www.bio.umass.edu/biology/mccormick/
Research Interests
Neuroendocrine Control of Osmoregulation; Growth and Development in Teleost Fish

Jerrold S. Meyer


Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Member, Neuroscience and Behavior Program
Member, Center for Neuroendocrine Studies
Tobin Hall
jmeyer@psych.umass.edu
Research Interests
Neurochemistry; Neuropharmacology; Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis

David Moorman


Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
http://moormanlab.org/
Research Interests
Our laboratory is interested in characterizing the neural systems underlying complex behaviors, in particular motivation and executive function.

Mariana Pereira


Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
pereiram@psych.umass.edu
Research Interests
Exploring the basis of cognitive, motivational and affective mechanisms of parenting at the behavioral, neural and neurochemical levels, both under healthy conditions and in the context of maternal neuropsychiatric disorders; emphasis on limbic-cortical-striatal interactions, mesocorticolimbic dopamine system and animal models of depression and drug addiction.

Sandra L. Petersen


Professor of Molecular Neuroendocrinology of Reproduction
Director, STEM Diversity Institute
Director of the Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate
Life Sciences Laboratories N231 Lab N240
413-545-1808
spetersen@vasci.umass.edu
Research Interests
Neuroendocrinology of Reproduction; Sexual Differentiation of the Brain; Environmental Toxins as Endocrine Disrupters

Luke Remage-Healey


Associate Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Member, Center for Neuroendocrine Studies
Member, Molecular and Cellular Biology Program
Member, Neuroscience and Behavior Program
525 Tobin Hall
413-545-0772
healey@cns.umass.edu
Research Interests
Neurosteroids and Rapid Modulation of Cortical Circuits; Vocal Learning and Plasticity

Heather N. Richardson


Assistant Professor
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
T 527
413-545-0166
hrichardson@cns.umass.edu
http://www.psych.umass.edu/people/heatherrichardson/
Research Interests
Developmental Neuroscience, Neuroendocrinology, Peptides and Behavior; Neurobiology of Stress and Addiction

Lynette Sievert


Anthropology Department
http://www.umass.edu/physanth/drsievert.html
Research Interests
As a biological anthropologist I have focused on age at menopause and symptom experience at midlife as two aspects of human variation. I am also interested in the evolution of menopause and post-reproductive aging as a human trait.

R. Thomas Zoeller


Professor, Department of Biology
Member, Neuroscience and Behavior Program
Member, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Program
Member, Molecular and Cellular Biology Program
Member, Center for Neuroendocrine Studies
Morrill Science Center
413-545-2088
tzoeller@bio.umass.edu
Laboratory of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Endocrinology
Research Interests
Thyroid Hormone Regulation of Brain Development; Thyroid Disrupting Compounds and Development
Adjunct Faculty

John-Paul Baird


Associate Professor of Psychology (Neuroscience)
Amherst College
Chair of Neuroscience
Chair of Psychology
323 Merrill Science
413-542-5828
jpbaird@amherst.edu
Website
Research Interests
Feeding Microstructure and Related Neural Responses in the Brainstem

Annaliese Beery


Assistant Professor
Smith College - Bass Hall 415
413-585-3918
abeery@smith.edu
Website
Research Interests
Affiliative Social Behavior; Epigenetic Mechanisms by which Experience Changes the Brain and Behavior

Jason Breves


Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
Skidmore College
Dana Science Center 345, Saratoga Springs, NY
518-580-5079
jbreves@skidmore.edu

Ethan D. Clotfelter


Assistant Professor
Amherst College
Website
Research Interests
Neuroendocrinology of Aggression; Behavioral Effects of Endocrine Disruptors

Mary Harrington


Tippit Professor in Life Sciences
Smith College - Sabin-Reed 429
413-585-3925
mharring@smith.edu
Website
Research Interests
Circadian Rhythms; Photic and Non-Photic Entrainment

Lisa Mangiamele


Sabin Reed 453
(413) 585-3879
lmangiamele@smith.edu
Mangiamele Lab

Marc J. Tetel


Associate Professor, Neuroscience Program
Wellesley College
Member, Center for Neuroendocrine Studies
Science Center 367
781-283-3003
mtetel@wellesley.edu
Research Interests
Nuclear Receptor Coactivators and Mechanisms of Steroid Hormone Action in the Brain

Christine Wagner


Professor, Department of Psychology
Member, Center for Neuroendocrine Studies
State University of New York at Albany - SS 369
518-591-8836
cwagner@albany.edu
Research Interests
Maternal/fetal Interaction; Maternal Hormones and Fetal Neural Development