Areas of Study:
- Mechanisms of Behavior
- Stress effects on dendritic plasticity in prefrontal cortex, hippocampus, and amygdala
- Stress effects on neurochemistry and physiology of prefrontal cortex
- Transgenic models of psychopathology; stress x genotype interactions
My research focuses on the neurobiology of stress, a critical variable in the development and expression of many psychological disorders.
My lab is examining the effects of chronic stress and stress hormones on behaviors mediated by prefrontal cortex, as well as the changes in neural pharmacology, physiology, and morphology that underlie these effects.
- Psychological and Brain Sciences