Past Graduate Students

Past Graduate Students in Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience


Alt, Jeremiah Andrew; 2003, Influenza-induced sleep in dwarf little/little mice with non-functional growth hormone-releasing hormone receptors; J. Krueger

Anderson, Zachary; 2003, Insulin-Regulated membrane Aminopeptidase as the Angiotensin IV Receptor:  High Affinity Contradiction; J. Harding


Balch, Olin Kendall, 1994, The effects of changes in hoof angle, mediolateral balance, and toe length on kinetic and temporal parameters of horses walking, trotting and cantering on a high speed treadmill; M. Ratzlaff

Bale, Susan D., 1998, Time course of cellular responses to nerve crush in the pulmonate snail melampus bidentatus; S. Moffett

Ball, Amy E., 1999, Endogenous ligands and signal trasduction mechanisms of the AT4 receptor; J. Harding

Barnes, Jesse, 2019, Cannabinoid type 1 receptor expression, synaptic function, and perturbation within the developing cerebral cortex; D. Rossi

Bartoo, Aaron Christopher, 2006, Expression and distribution of voltage-gated sodium channel subunits in functionally defined enteric neurons; L. Sprunger

Baxter-Potter, Lydia, 2017, Developing a translationally relevant rodent model of cannabis self-administration; R. McLaughlin

Bell, Kenneth Bradley, 1996, The role of context conditioning and nucleus accumbens excitatory amino acid transmission in the expression of behavioral sensitization to cocaine in the rat; P. Kalivas

Benoist, Caroline C., 2011, Hepatocyte growth factor and its receptor c-Met: Potential for neuroprotection and reversal of neurodegenerative disease; J. Harding

Bland, Tyler, 2017, Neurotrophic actions Of leptin in the developing hippocampus; G. Wayman

Brandt, Judith, 2001, Nerve Growth Factor and Nuclear Factor Kappa B,  A Possible Role in Sleep and Synaptic Plasticity; L. Churchill

Bright, Scott Raasina, 2007, Regulation of cone photoreceptor CNG channel ligand affinity via a tyrosine phosporylation-dependent pathway; M. Varnum

Brown, Travis Eugene, 2008, The role of matrix metalloproteinases in memory reconsolidation; B. Sorg

Browning, Jenny Rae, 2012, The dynamic interaction between cicadian rhythms and drug-taking: Evidence from behavioral analyses in Rats; H. Jansen

Bugarith, Kishor, 2003, Neuropeptide Y-saporin: A novel targeted-toxin for chemical dissection of neuropeptide Y neurocircuitry; S. Ritter


Caligasan, Noel Y, 1990, Neuroanatomical and neurochemical basisof glucoprivic and lipoprivic feeding; S. Ritter

Cao, Zhiping, 1994, Chemical signaling in neural circuits that radiate sexual behavior; C. Ulibarri

Campos, Carlos, 2014, Modulation of central vagal afferent endings in the control of food intake; B. Ritter

Carter, Kathleen Marie, 2005, Repeated cocaine effects on learning and memory in the pond snail lymnaea stagnalis; B. Sorg

Carvajal, Alexander, 2008, Temporal and spatial dependency of high frequency wave collisions in rat somatosensory cortex; D. Rector

Chen, Lichao, 2003, Sleep changes in mice with targeted disruptions of neuronal or inducible nitric oxide synthase genes; J. Krueger

Ching, Yvonne Nerene Li Hsi, 1990, Treatment of canine type I Von Willerbrand factor deficiency with DDAVP, Canine plasma and cryoprecipitate: comparative effects on Von Willerbrand factor multimers and bleeding time; K. Meyers

Cook, Victoria Irene, 1991, Temporal and spatial dependency of high frequency wave collisions in rat somatosensory cortex; J. Harding

Cowles, Bobby E., 1991, Equine Locomotion and Biomechanics; K. Meyers

Cumming, Melinda S., 1999, The effect of the AT4 receptor on extracellular matrix proteins; J Harding 


Dai, Gucan, 2014, Molecular mechanisms for phosphoinositide regulation of cone photoreceptor cng channel gating; M. Varnum

Darling, Rebecca Anne, 2010, Neural Pathways and Cellular Mechanisms of Mercaptoacetate; S. Ritter

Dhar, Matasha, 2012, Role of leptin in hippocampal synaptogenesis; G. Wayman

Dilts, Roger (Rodney) Prall, 1988, Localization of opioid receptors influencing dopaminergic behaviors; P. Kalivas

Duricka, Deborah L., 2006, Poathophysiology of disease-associated mutations in the CNGA3 subunit of cone photoreceptor CNG channels; M. Varnum


Erickson, Joel Burton, 1987; J. Harding


Fenton, Samantha, 2001, Protein-protein Interactions Underlying the Activity of Photoreceptor Cyclic Nucleotide-gated Ion Channels; M. Varnum

Fenwick, Axel, 2020, The Effects of Muscle Length and Sarcomere Length On Cross-Bridge Kinetics in Skeletal Muscle; B. Tanner

Ford, Steven James, 2012, The role of cardiac troponin T-troponin I interactions in regulating cardiac function in health and disease; M. Chandra

Fraley, Gregory S., 1998, Postnatal development of the spinal nucleus of the bulbocavernosus  in the Mongolian gerbil: Effects of peripubertal gonadal hormones on anatomy, androgen receptor, and neurotrophin receptor expression; C. Ulibarri


Gallaher, Zachary Rex, 2012, Neural proliferation in the sensory ganglia following capsaicin-induced neuronal death; K. Czaja

Ghazi, Nooshin, 1994, R. Speth

Gillespie, Briedi, 2005, Neuronal controls of food intake in the dorsal vagal complex of the hindbrain; G. Burns

Grove, Kevin Lyle, 1994, Angiotensis II receptors in the hypothalamus of the adult and developing female rat; R. Speth

Guimond, Damien, 2014, Extracellular Cues Shape GABAergic Transmission in the Developing Hippocampus: The Case of Leptin; G. Wayman

Guo, Rong, 2016, Sleep Disturbances After Chronic Alcohol Consumption: Homeostatic Dysregulation or Circadian Desynchrony?”; H. Jansen & S. Simasko


Hanna, Rodney M., 1987, Pharmacokinetic studies of ketamine HC1 in the cat

Helmes, Michiel H.B., 1999, The role of titin in the mechanical properties of the cardiac myocyte; J. Krueger

Hentges, Shane T., 1999, The role of cell-to-cell communication in estradiol-induced pituitary tumorigenesis; D.K. Sarkar

Hershey, John Davidson, 2008, Minimal disuse muscle atrophy and seasonal alterations in the calcium handling system in skeletal muscle of hibernating brown bears; D. Lin

Higginbothm, Jessica, 2019, CB1 receptor involvement in cocaine memory reconsolidation; R. Fuchs Lokensgard

Honn, Kimberly, 2015, Sleep Loss and Workload: Cognitive Effects and Physiology; H. Van Dongen

Hudson, Alexandria, 2020, Identification and Translation of Compounds that Protect Against Aminoglycoside-Induced Hearing Loss; A. Coffin

Hudson, Bryan, 2006, Contribution of hindbrain catecholamine neurons and vagal afferent fibers to food intake, body weight and metabolic fuels during chronic leptin treatment; S. Ritter

Huston, Nathaneal, 2009, The Role of Hindbrain Catecholamine Neurons that Project to the Ventral Lateral Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis in Glucoregulatory Responses; S. Ritter



Jewett, Kathryn, 2014, Electrical and Chemical Manipulation of Cortical Network States in vitro; J. Krueger


Kandasamy, Ram, 2017, Analysis of the anti-migraine effects of THC using home cage wheel running; M. Morgan

Kelso, Thomas B., 1987, Influence of exercise intensity and acid-base status on equine skeletal muscle metabolites; K. Meyers

Kimbal, Robert, B., 1990, Histomorphometric analysis of tibiotarsal bone from T lymphocyte deficient chickens; K. Meyers

King, Steven Jay, 1986, Effects of angiotensin on central and peripheral tissues involved in blood pressure homeostasis; J. Harding

Kinlein, Scott2019, Impacts of disrupted stress responses on brain and behavior; I. Karatsoreos

Kowalksi, Cody, 2019, Neuroendocrine Regulation of Addictive Behavior; J. Peters

Kramar, Eniko A., Characterization of Long-term potentiation induced by AT4 receptor activation in CA1 of the hippocampus; J. Wright

Krebs, Luke, 1998, Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Substrate Binding Characteristics: Examining the Amino and Carboxyl Catalytic Domains; J. Harding. Deceased 5-2014

Kunka, Kathryn Louise, 1991, An investigation of the use of the slit catheter for measurement of intracompartmental pressures in the exercising horse; M. Ratzlaff


Ladenheim, Ellen E., 1989, Neural substrates involved in cholecystokinin and bombes in-induced suppression of food intake; K. Meyers

Lahmers, Sunshine Maria, 2005, Developmental regulation of smooth and striated muscle titin isoforms; H. Granzier

Lampa, Steven J., 2004, A morphological assessment of neuromuscular topography in the mouse gluteus maximus muscle; M. Laskowski 

Lee, Brian Robert, 2011, Cocaine-induced circuitry reorganization within the nucleus accumbens; Y. Dong

Lesiak, Adam J., 2012,  CREB-dependent mechanisms of dendritic morphology; G. Wayman

Lewis, David Charles, 1993, Canine idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura-pathogenesis and diagnosis; K. Meyers

LeyvaGrado, Victor Hugo, 2008, Neuropathogenesis of the acute phase response to influenza A virus in mice; J. Krueger

Liao, Fan, 2010, Cortical involvement of GHRH-GHRHR in sleep regulation; J. Krueger

Liu, Chunming, 2008, Molecular pathogenicity of disease-associated mutations in cone photoreceptor cyclic nucleotied-gated channels; M. Varnum

Lundebjerg, Susan Jean, 1986, The development of an attitude scale on the acceptance of pets in nursing homes and guidelines for pet selection and placement


Mamidi, Ranganath (Ranga), 2012, Role of the N-terminal region of troponin T in cardiac muscle contractile activation; M. Chandra

Marinelli, Nicole, 2020, Bear Brain Atalas, non-thesis project; H. Jansen

Matson, Clair A., 2000, Leptin-CCK synergy in the regulation of body weight and the control of food intake; R. Ritter

Meighan, Peter Conklin, 2006, The antithetical effects of matrix metalloproteinases inhibition on hippocampall plasticity between young-adult and aged-adult rodents; J. Harding

Meighan, Starla Elizabeth, 2003, Storage and release of Von Willebrand Factor by endothelial cells of Doberman Pinscher dogs with type I Von Willebrand Disease matrix metalloproteinase dynamics in the hippocampus of rats learning a spatial water maze task; J. Harding

Meinkoth, James Harold, 1993, Storage and release of Von Willebrand Factor by endothelial cells of deberman pinscher dogs with Type I Von Willebrand Disease; G. Palmer

Michael, John, 2015, Functional Effects of the H1-Helix and the Flexible Linker of Cardiac Troponin T in Health and Disease; M. Chandra

Mickelson Alexis, 2017, Effects of cardiomyopathy-related mutations in the N-terminus of cardiac troponin T and implications for cardiac dysfunction; M. Chandra

Mukherjee, Sanjib, 2008, The effects of alcohol on sleep in rats; S. Simasko


Natarajan, Reka, 2009, The involvement of matrix metalloproteinases in nicotine conditioned place preference in adolescent female rats; J. Harding 

Neyens, Drew, 2020, NMDA receptors contribute to the sensitivity of nts leptin receptor-expressing neurons to vagal feedback, leptin and cholecystokinin; S. Appleyard

Nonavinakere, Vani Krashnaswany, 1984, Neural substrates mediating glucoprivic feeding and hyperglycemia; W. Dickson


Oonk, Marcella, 2015, The effect of sleep loss in animals; J. Davis


Page, Stephen, 2017, Effects of nicotine on hindbrain catecholamine neurons; S. Appleyard

Peters, James Henry, 2005, Acute actions and interactions of leptin and cholecystokinin to activate vagal afferent neurons; S. Simasko

Peterson, Ernest Philip, 1984, The characterization of angiotensin binding sites in mammals; J. Harding

Phillips, Derrick, 2017, Effects of circadian disruption on metabolic function and sleep; I. Karatsoreos

Prakash, Swami, 2011, The putative role of K ATP channels in nodose ganglion for glucose sensing: Investigations with glibenclamide and extracellular glucose; S. Simasko

Prasad, Balakrishna M., 1998, Neurotransmitter and hormonal regulation of behavioral sensitization; B. Sorg 



Reda, Sherif, 2019, Effects of myosin heavy chain isoforms and cardiomyopathy mutations on sarcomere length-dependent activation; M. Chandra

Riley, Timothy, 2012,  The Vagal Afferent Side of the Parasympathetic Neuroimmune Reflex Arc; S. Simasko

Roberts, Brandon, 2015, Glucose and Serotonin Modulation of Catecholamine Neurons in the Nucleus of the Solitary Tract; S. Appleyard


Sahin, Semra, 2020, Neurotrophic Actions of Leptin in Hippocampal Synaptogenesis During Development; G. Wayman

Sanchez, Christopher, 2002, Stress, Prefrontal Cortex and Cocaine-seeking Behavior; B. Sorg

Sanders, Nicole M., 2000, The role of hindbrain catecholaminergic neurons and glucocorticoids in the development of reduced glucoprivic responsiveness; S. Ritter

Sanders, Sean Gary, 2003, The isolation, identification and characterization of a toxin from centaurea solstitialis that interacts with the dopamine transporter; J. Harding

Sankaranarayanan, Sethuraman, 1996, Control of prolactin secretion in lactotrophs; S. Simasko 

Sardinia, Michael, 1991, Structure binding relationship of the angiotensin IV receptor; J. Harding

Satterfield, Brieann, 2017, Genetic markers of inter-individual and task-dependent differences in neurobehavioral impairment during total sleep deprivation; H. Van Dongen

Sayegh, Ayman I., 2000, Cholecystokinin and intraintestinal infusions of oleate or glucose activate hindbrain neurons and distinct populations of enteric neurons in the rat small intestine; R. Ritter

Shiina, Hiroko, 2019, The Effects of Nicotinics on the Developing Cerebellum; D. Rossi

Sidebottom, Darian, 2020, The Role of Vigilant Attention in Attentional Control Deficits Caused by Sleep Deprivation; H. Van Dongen

Siegford, Janice, 2003, Postnatal plasticity in a spinal nucleus of male mongolian gerbils in response to androgen; C. Ulibarri

Singer, Lori K., 1995, Metabolic controls of feeding: Modulation of appetite and expression by specific nutrients; S. Ritter

Skornyakov, Elena, 2017, Sleep, autonomic nervous system, and neurobehavioral outcomes; H. Von Dongen

Slaker, Megan, 2016, Caught in the net: Perineuronal nets and cocaine memory; B Sorg

Sleipness, Evan, 2003, Destruction of the suprachiasmatic nucleus alters cocaine-induced reinstatement of conditioned place preference behavior in rats; B. Sorg

Stobb, Jeffrey W., 1997, Characterization and purification of the Ang IV receptor using BP Ang IV as a spicific photolabel; C. Barnes

Striplin, Caryn D., 1994, G Protein Involvement in Cocaine Sensitization; P. Kalivas


Tompkins, Lindsey, 2012, Changes in Testosterone with Differing Sleep Schedules; G. Belenky


Uribe, Phillip, 2017, Molecular mechanisms of drug and noise- induced hair cell death and protection; A. Coffin



Wallace, Naomi, 2019, Circadian rhythms and brain metabolism across the lifespan; I. Karatsoreos

Wange, Zheng, 1993, Hippocampaal beta-amyloid reduces coeureleus glutamate and tyrosine hydroxylase; C. Barnes

Wantanabe, Kaori, 2003, Study of elasticity of titan at the level of the single molecule; H. Granzier

Ware, Jasmine Victoria, 2012, Physiological integration of seasonal and daily cues in the north american brown bear; H. Jansen

Weick, Barton, 1984, Cardiovascular and sympathetic nervous system changes during fasting; S. Ritter

Wiater, Michael F., 1997, Assessment of sympathetic neurons and cellular fuel availability in reduction of food intake and adiposity by central and peripheral leptin treatment; S. Ritter

Wilson, Adrianne, 2011, The interaction between opiods and cannabinoids in the rat periaqueductal gray; M. Morgan

Winters, Bradley, 2012, Intrinsic Membrane Adaptations to Cocaine Exposure and Sleep Deprivation; J. Krueger

Wu, Christine, 2016, Channeling Satiation At The ST-NTS Synapse: The Roles Of TRP Channels In Controlling Glutamate Release; J. Peters



Yamasaki, Robert J., 2001, Modulation of diastolic wall stress via titin-based mechanisms


Zhang, Jingchuan, 2010, Neural mechanisms for control of food intake by circulating and central GLP-1; R. Ritter

Zhang, Yangmiao, 2015, A Mechanistic Study of Hyperbaric Oxygen-Induced Antinociceptionin a Rat Model of Neuropathic Pain; R. Quock

Zhao, Huan, 2010, Mechanisms of CCK-induced Activation of Vagal Afferent Neurons; S. Simasko

Zhao, Zhiqun, 2013, Role of the C-terminal Region of Cardiac Troponin I in Thin Filament Regulation; W. Dong

Zimber, Michael P., 2000, Relationship between spontaneous electrical activity and intracellular calcium in pituitary lactotrophic cells; S. Simasko