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Ahren B. FitzroyCortical Organization of Music and Speech PerceptionThe Effects of Metric Strength on the Allocation of Attention Across Time
Post-Doctoral Fellow; Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University
Bryan Monesson-OlsonThe genetics and development of motor behaviorForward and Reverse Genetic Approaches to Studying Locomotor Behavior: SERCA and GABAA Receptors in the Zebrafish Embryo
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Laboratory of Dr. Josef Trapani, Amherst College
Nina M. ShindayThe Role of GABA in Cocaine AddictionNeuroadaptations and Behavioral Profiles Associated with Cocaine Self-administration in ...
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Erica Y. ShenMDMA Sensitization Using CPP Paradigm
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William S. BushM.S. Computer Science, UMass Amherst (Feb 2006)Behavioral and Electrophysiological Investigations of Visual Selective AttentionGradients and ranges of visually selective attention based on location, objects, color, and size: Gradients are universal, but range is uniquely spatial
Postdoctoral Research Scholar with Shaun Vecera, Visual Attention and Perception, University of Iowa
Carrie E. MahoneyM.A. Kinesiology, University of Connecticut-Storrs, December 2005Circadian RhythmsLateralization of central circadian pacemaker output
Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School; Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Sleep Medicine and Program in Sleep, Circadian, and Respiratory Neurobiology, Department of Neurobiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
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MS at Cornell on Information Science, now applying to "Data Science for Social Good" at Univ. of Chicago
Lori B. Astheimer
Lecturer, Psychology Department, University of Massachusetts
Previous postition: Postdoctoral Fellow, York University, Department of Psychology, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Karlie A. IntlekoferThe Effect of Dioxin on the Developing Neuroendocrine Brain and Subsequent Deficits in ReproductionSandra Petersen
Lecturer, Psychology/Neuroscience Department, University of Vermont
Previous position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California Irvine, Institute for Brain Aging and Dementia, Research and Graduate Studies
Elaine K. MurrayNancy Forger"The Role of Histone Acetylation in Sexual Differentiation of the Mouse Brain"
Lecturer in Stratified Medicine(Mental Health) at University of Ulster, School of Medicine, Aberdeen, Scotland
Molly B. JohnsonRichard Van Emmerik"Effect of Head Orientation on Dynamic Postural Stability and Torso Coordination"
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine
Eliza L. Nelson"Examining the Development of Handedness in Rhesus Monkey and Human Infants Using Behavioral and Kinematic Measures"
Assistant Professor at Florida International University, Developmental Science, Department of Psychology
Benjamin D. RoodGeert de Vries"Vasopressin Anatomy of the Mouse Brain"
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Marianne SeneyPh.D. Neuroscience and Behavior, UMass Amherst (September 2009)Nancy Forger
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Amanda M. Dettmer
Post Doctoral Fellow at National Institutes of Health
Iris L. Price"Visuospatial Reasoning in Toddlers: A Correlational Investigation of Door Task Performance"
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Coordinator, Office of Research Affairs, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass
Dominik K. Biezonski"Investigations into the Potential for 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine to Induce Neurotoxic Terminal Damage to Serotonergic Neurons"
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, Columbia University Medical Center
Destinee L. Chambers"Understanding Occlusion Inhibition: A Study of the Visual Processing of Superimposed Figures"
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Wesleyan University, Department of Psychology, Middletown, Connecticut
Dena A. Jacob"The Role of Cell Death in the Development of a Sexually Dimorphic Neuromuscular SysteN"
Postdoctoral Fellow, Weinberg Institute for ALS, Thomas Jefferson University
Brian J. KellyM.S. Neuroscience and Behavior, University of Massachusetts Amherst, May 2006Neuroscience & BehaviorComprehension of a Scale-Model Task by Rhesus Monkeys (macaca mulatta)Processing Spatial Information from Photographs, Video, and Scale Models: Complex Mental Representation in Children (Homo sapiens) and Monkeys (Macaca Mulatta)
Assistant Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Fitchburg State University
Julie LarocheJeffrey D. BlausteinNeuroendocrine Effects of Peripubertal Stress Exposure in the Female Mouse
Ashvin K. Shah"Biologically-Based Functional Mechanisms of Motor Skill Acquisition"
Postdoctoral Fellow, Adaptive Behaviour Research Group, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, U.K.
Melissa A. Birkett"Investigation of Serotonergic and GABA-ergic Interactions in Physiological and Bheavioral Measures of Anxiety"
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
Angela N. Duke"GABA A Receptor Mechanisms in Benzodiazepine Physical Dependence and Tolerance"
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Mentor Dr. Mike Nader Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Jeremy D. Houser"The Invasion of Linyphia triangularis (Araneae Linyphiidae) in Maine: Ecological and Behavioral Interactions with Native Species"
Native Plant Nursery Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy, Martha's Vineyard,
Primary Job; Vineyard Conservation Society, Communications Coordinator
Veronica LopezChristine Wagner"Transiently Expressed Progestin Receptors in the Perinatal Rat Isocortex"
Formerly Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Arts/Art History Graduate Student at Stanford University
Brian J. Piper"Adolescent 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA or Ecstasy) Exposure in Rats: Behavioral, Neurochemical, and Pharmocokinetic Activity
Assistant Professor, Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences, Husson Univeristy, Bangor, Maine
Christa D. Skow"Jumping Spiders and Aposematic Prey: The Role of Contextual Cues During Learned Avoidance"
Laboratory Instructorship, Department of Biological Sciences, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts
Matthew D. Davenport"Physiological Aspects of Chronic Stress in the Rhesus Monkey: Effects of Self-Injurious Behavior"
Senior Scientist at Biotrofix, Inc.
Christina MetevierMelinda Novak"Tool Using in Rhesus Monkeys and 36-Month-Old Children: Acquisition, Comprehension, and Individual Differences"
Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Trisha K. Prunty"Comparison of Child (Home sapiens) and Rhesus Macaque (Macaca mulatta) Search Strategies on Invisible Displacement Tasks"
Associate Professor, Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Lindenwood- Belleville University
Heather A. Molenda-FigueiraMarc Tetel"Nuclear Receptor Coactivators Modulate Hormone-Dependent Gene Expression in Brain and Female Reproductive Behavior in Rats"
Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
Robert J. PolewanJohn Moore"Physiological and Behavior Studies of Rabbit Eyeblink Conditioning Under Temporal Uncertainty: Purkinje Cell Response and Compound Conditioning"
Assistant Professor, Psychology, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX
Previous position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Sarah C. Strand"Impact of Early Rearing Environment on the Behavior and Physiology of Juvenile and Adolescent Mother-Peer, Surrogate-Peer, and Peer-Only Reared Rhesus Monkeys (Macaca mulatta)
Staff Research Associate III-Supervisor, Brain, Mind and Behavior Unit, California National Primate Research Center, Davis, California
Lecturer in Psychology, California State University Sacremento
Princy Quadros MennellaChristine Wagner"New Insights into Steroid Hormone Regulation of Progesterone Receptor Expression: Age, Sex and Region Predict Estradiol Action in the Rat Brain"
Director, Neuroscience Program, Bay Path College
Erich N. OttemSandra Petersen"Glutamatergic and GABAerigic Regulation of Luteinizing Hormone-Releasing Hormone Neurons
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan
Stephan Froggett"Endocytosis Dependent Critical Periods Mediated Proper Giant Fiber Escape Circuit Development in Drosophila melanogaster
Science Advisor, Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA/OSTA/NTPMD, Washington, D.C.
Susan Kralian"Stabilization of the Frog Neuromuscular Junction: Terminal Schwann Cells and the Actin Cytoskeleton"
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Amy L. BennettJeffrey D. Blaustein"An Investigation of the Mechanisms by Which Mating Stimulation Facilitates and Terminates Sexual Receptivity in Female Rats"
Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, Villa Julie College, Stevenson, Maryland
Juli JonesGeorge Wade"Neuroendocrine Bases of Nutritional Infertility in Syrian Hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus)
Principal Scientist, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
Alison McReynolds"An in vivo Investigation of the Role of the 5-HT 1A Receptor in Brain Development"
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Susan L. ZupNancy Forger"The Role of Bcl-2 Family Members in Sexual Differentiation and Adult Neural Plasticity
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Tina HanGeert De Vries"Sexual Differentiation of Arginine Vasopressin Expression in the Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis and Medial Amygdala in Rats"
Field Applications Specialist, Affymetrix, Inc. Santa Clara, California
Meredith Curran-Rauhut"The Role of Brainstem Noradrenergic Neurons in Communicating Steroid Hormone Signals to Luteinizing Hormone-Releasing Hormone Neurons"
Adjunct Faculty, Departments of Biology and Psychology, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Skirmantas JanusonisKatherine Fite"Anatomical and Functional Analysis of the Subdivisions of the Dorsal Raphe Nucleus in the Mongolian Gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus)
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of California Santa Barbara
Stefan Tiefenbacher"The Pathophysiology of Self-Injurious Behavior in Rhesus Macaques"
Associate Vice Presiden, Labcorp, Esoterix, Inc., Englewood, Colorado
Young-Ho Koh"Synapse Assembly: Role of DLG in Synaptic Plasticity and its Regulation by Ca2+/Calmodulin-Dependent Kinase II"
Associate Professor, Ilsong Institute of Life Science, Hallym University, Republic of Korea
Yue Ma"Characterization and Functional Analyses of Sox Genefish-hook in Drosophila Embryonic Development"
Professor, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing China
Jerry Russell Keath"An Analysis of the Desensitization of PC12 Cells to ATP"
Study Director, ChanTest Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio
Constanza A. VillalbaGeert De Vries"Neurochemical Control of Social Behavior in Male and Female Prairie Voles"
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Catherine J. AugerGeert De Vries"The Role of Progestin Receptors in Arginine Vasopressin Cells in the Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminals and the Centromedial Amygdala of Rats and Mice"
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Darlene H. BrunzellJerrold Meyer"The Long-Term Effects of Prenatal Cocaine Exposure on Learning in Rats"
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
Lucille M. Collins"Neurotensin Gene Expression in a Rat Model of Prenatal Cocaine Exposure"
Educational Information Consultant, Medical University of the Americas, Charlestown, Nevis, West Indies
June Seek Choi"Classical Eyeblink Conditioning with Mixed Interstimulus Intervals: Temporal Integration of Response Topography and Neuronal Correlates"
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
Anitha K. Panicker"Neural Mechanisms Regulating Metabolic Fuel Deprivation-induced Infertility in Syrian Hamsters"
Postdoc, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Anthony S. Rauhut"A Reanalysis of Cue-Competition Effects in Pavlovian Fear Conditioning in Rats: Implications for Neuronal Theories of Learning and Memory"
Associate Professor of Psychology, Director of Neuroscience Program, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Anthony P. AugerJeffrey D. Blaustein"A Novel Pathway for Progestin Receptor Activation that influences Both Neuronal Response and Behavior in Female Rats"
Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Horacio O. de la IglesiaEric Bittman"Interactions Between the Circadian and Reproductive Systems of the Female Syrian Hamster"
Professor, University of Washington, Department of Biology, Seattle
Ping Jin"Neural Plasticity and its Molecular Mechanisms in Drosophila"
Clinical Pain Fellow, MGM Pain Center, Massachusetts General Hospital (teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School), Boston, Massachusetts
Robert Mangels"Effect of Photoperiod on Steroid Receptors and Responsiveness to Sociosexual Stimuli in Female Syrian Hamsters"
Assistant Dean, Science & Engineering, Yale University Graduate School, New Haven, Connecticut
Janice E. McPhee"Latently Inhibited Stimuli are Weakened in their Ability to Serve as Blockers and Second Order Reinforcers in Pavlovian Fear Conditioning"
Professor of Psychology, Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft Myers, Florida
Suman Reddy"Characterization of stalled, A Grooming Mutant that Interacts with Laminin"
Associate Scientist, Cambria Biosciences, Bedford, Massachusetts
Anna Dunaevsky"The Role of Target Muscle Fibers in the Maintenance of the Frog Motor Nerve Terminals"
Associate Professor of Developmental Neuroscience at the Munroe Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation at the University of Nebraska Medical Center
Lei Zhou"Programmed Cell Death and Central Nervous System (CNS) Midline Function in Drosophila Embryonic Development"
Associate Professor, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of Florida, Gainesville
Yuzhi Chen"Simian Virus 40 Signaling Promotes Viral Entry to Caveolae and MAB Against MHC Class I Induces Adhesion of Fibroblasts to T Cells"
Assistant Professor, Dept of Geriatrics and Dept of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas
José E. Burgos"Computational Explorations of the Evolution of Artificial Neural Networks in Pavlovian Environments"
Full Professor and Researcher, Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones en Comportamiento, Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Joanne C. TurcotteJeffrey D. Blaustein"Projections From the Estrogen Receptor-Rich Region of the Hypothalamus to Other Estrogen-Containing Sites in Female Guinea Pigs"
Formerly Assistant Research Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass
Andrew A. Hill"Synaptic Dynamics and Neuronal Integration in the Cricket Cercal Sensory System"
Assistant Professor, Dept Biological Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey
Zheng Li"GABAergic Organization in the Visual System of the Leopard Frog, Rana pipiens"
General Manager & Head of Research, Lundbeck Research, China
Lauren P. Shearman"Cocaine-Sensitive Monoamine Transporters in Rat Placenta Labeled with [125I]RTI-55 and [3H]Nisoxetine
Associate Director, Scientific Liaison, External Scientific Affairs, Merck & Co., Inc West Point, Pennsylvania
Christopher J. Tyler"The Retinofugal Projection in Rana Pipiens: I. The optic projection within the perichiasm and evidence for the realignment of the dual retinotopic organization. II. Morphological Organization of the optic nerve and tract.
Biology Teacher, Harrison High School, Harrison, New York
Rocio Vegas"Appetitive Vlassical Conditioning of the Swallowing Response in the Pigeon (Columba Livia): Effects of the CS-US and CS-UR Relations"
Director of the Institute of Psychology, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Faculty of Humanities and Education, Caracas, Venezuela
Graeme W. Davis"Synaptic Matching in the Cricket Cercal Sensory System"
Albert Bowers Professor and Chair
Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
University of California San Francisco
Thomas P. GoodnessGeert De Vries"The Neural Response of Prairie Voles (Microtus ochrogaster) to Conspecific Odors"
Development Assistant Director, Technology Transfer, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Frank W. Grasso"PAN: A Model of Knowledge Representation in the Visual Cortex"
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Director of Biomimetic and Cognitive Robotics Lab, Brooklyn
Hui-Yun Yi"Neural Mechanisms and Pathways Involved in Fuel Restriction-Induced Changes in Estrous Behavior in Syrian Hamsters"
Associate Professor, Department of Natural Sciences, Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls, Oregon
Hussien A. Al-ShammaGeert De Vries"The Development of Morphology of the Sexually Dimorphic Vasopressin System of the Rat Brain"
Senior Director of Pharmacology, Arena Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, California
Rick A. Bevins"A Simple Model System for Studying Pavlovian Conditioning: One-trial Context Fear Conditioning"Willa Cather Professor & Chair of Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Kathleen A. ParksMelinda Novak"Longitudinal Study of the Social Aspects of Aging in Captive Rhesus Monkeys (Macaca mulatta)
Senior Research Scientist, SUNY Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions, Buffalo, New York
Sandra J. Berriman"Expression of fos-like Proteins in Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (GNRH) Neurons in Syrian Hamsters: Effects of Estrous Cycles and Metabolic Fuels"
Senior Regional Medical & Research Specialist, Urology/Sexual Medicine, Pfizer US Medical, Highland Park, Illinois
Kirsten RicciardiJeffrey D. Blaustein"Progestin Receptor and Substance P Containing Neurons in the Ventrolateral Hypothalamus and their Efferents in Guinea Pigs"
Formerly Postdoctoral Research Associate, Physiology and Biophysics Dept, University of Washington, Seattle
Thomas N. Ricciardi"Neural Elements and Motor Patterns Underlying Egg Progression in the Cricket, Acheta Domesticus"
Consultant & Director of Informatics, Blackbird Solutions, Inc.
Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, Oregon Health & Science University
Marc J. TetelJeffrey D. Blaustein"Intraneuronal Convergence of Environmental and Hormonal Stimuli Associated with Female Reproduction in Rats"
Associate Professor, Neuroscience Program, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts
Yvon DelvilleJeffrey D. Blaustein"Localization of Sites for Estradiol Priming of Progesterone-Facilitated Sexual Receptivity in Female Guinea Pigs"
Professor, Psychology Department, University of Texas Austin
Kevin C. ClementsAlan Kamil"Patch Departure Decisions of Blue Jays (Cyanocitta cristata) Foraging in a Multiple Patch, Closed Economy System"
1995-present Computer Consultant, Pen-Link, Ltd., Lincoln, Nebraska
Anita J. Bhatia"Effects of Pregnancy and Ovarian Steroids on Energy Balance in Syrian Hamsters"
Health Insurance Specialist, Office of Clinical Standards and Quality, Quality Improvement Group, Division of Quality Improvement Policy for Acute Care, Baltimore, Maryland
Walter J. Atwood"Major Histocompatibility Complex Encoded HLA Class I Proteins Are Cell Surface Receptors for the Simian Virus 40"
Professor of Medical Science Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Diane Hayden-Hixon"Glucocorticoids and Agonistic Responding in Male Hamsters: A Behavioral Neuroanatomical and Neurochemical Analysis
Team Leader, Research, Osteoporosis Progressive Resistance Training (PRT) Exercise Program
Melody L. AlbertJoe Ayres"Conditioning to a Compound CS and the Observation of CS-Elicited Defensive Behavior in 1-Trial Simultaneous and Backward Conditioning Procedures Using Tone and Light CSs"
Department of Psychology, Condordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota
Diana E. Jennings"Computational and Behavioral Investigations of Real-Time Models of Classical Conditioning"
NIAC Associate Director