"Resiliency In The Face of Adversity: The Role Of Stressor Controllability And The Medial Prefrontal Cortex"
Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado
Dr. Maier's research falls into two broad areas. One centers on interactions between the brain and the immune system, with study of both how the brain regulates immune processes and how products of immune cells signal the brain. Current emphasis is on understanding the mechanisms of immune-to- brain signaling at pathway, cellular and molecular levels, and the implications of these signaling path- ways for understanding stress, mood disturbances, cognitive impairment. and exaggerated pain states The other main area centers on an exploration of the variables that modulate the impact of stressors on brain chemistry and the neurochemical mechanisms by which stressors alter behavior, mood, and the organism's reactions to drugs of abuse. Maier has received numerous awards including the Norman Cousins and the Neal Miller Distinguished Lectureships, The D. O. Hebb Distinguished Research award and the Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions from the APA, and is a Fellow of the APA, APS, and AAAS. He has held both career and MERIT awards from the NIH, has served on numerous NIH study sections, and has edited and been on the editorial boards of numerous journals. He has authored or co-authored over 300 scientific papers. Presentation Power Point available HERE.
*This presentation is the first in a series sponsored by the Stress Research Cluster at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
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