2019 Student/Postdoc Travel Award Recipients Publications:

Region-specific Effects of Maternal Separation on Perineuronal Net and Parvalbumin-expressing Interneuron Formation in Male and Female Rats. Kelsea R.Gildawie, Jennifer A.Honeycutt, Heather C.Brenhouse. Department of Psychology, Developmental Neuropsychobiology Laboratory, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA

Neuroscience, Volume 428, 21 January 2020, Pages 23-37

Preschool Language Ability Is Predicted by Toddler Hand Preference Trajectories. Developmental Psychology. Gonzalez, S. L., Campbell, J. M., Marcinowski, E. C., Michel, G. F., Coxe, S., & Nelson, E. L. (2020, January 30).  Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/dev0000900
Student’s current position (Sandy L. Gonzalez): Research Scientist at New York University

Altered motor development following late gestational alcohol and cannabinoid exposure in rats. Breit, K. R., Zamudio, B. & Thomas, J. D. (2019). Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 73, 31-41. doi: 10.1016/ntt.2019.03.005 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0892036218301004?via%3Dihub

The effects of alcohol and cannabinoid exposure during the brain growth spurt on behavioral development in rats. Breit, K. R., Zamudio, B. & Thomas, J. D. (2019).[special issue]. Birth Defects Research, 111(12), 760-774. doi: 10.1002/bdr2.1487

Kristin Breit has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biopsychology position at West Chester University! She will be continuing to research the effects of prenatal cannabis, nicotine, and alcohol exposure on brain and behavioral development.

Female and male rats readily consume and prefer oxycodone to water in a chronic, continuous access, two-bottle oral voluntary paradigm. Zanni G, DeSalle MJ, Deutsch HM, Barr GA, Eisch AJ. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine,Philadelphia, PA, USA. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32001238

PUBERTY ALLOWS REVERSIBILITY OF THE EFFECTS OF EARLY LIFE DEPRIVATION FOR POST-INSTITUTIONALIZED CHILDREN, Gunnar, M.R., DePasquale, C.E., Reid, B.M., Donzella, B., & Miller, B.S. (2019) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116(48), 23984-23988. doi:10.1073/pnas.1909699116

2018 Student/Postdoc Travel Award Recipients Publications:

Altered corticolimbic connectivity reveals sex-specific adolescent outcomes in a rat model of early life adversity

Jennifer A Honeycutt, Camila Demaestri Shayna Peterzell Marisa M Silveri  Xuezhu Cai Praveen Kulkarni Miles G Cunningham Craig F Ferris Heather C Brenhouse, Northeastern University, United States McLean Hospital, United States

2016 Student/Postdoc Travel Award Recipients Publications:

Yee JR, Kenkel WM, Kulkarni P, Moore K, Perkeybile AM, Toddes S, Amacker JA,
Carter CS, Ferris CF. BOLD fMRI in awake prairie voles: A platform for
translational social and affective neuroscience. Neuroimage. 2016
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Kopala-Sibley DC, Jelinek C, Kessel EM, Frost A, Allmann AES, Klein DN.
Parental depressive history, parenting styles, and child psychopathology over 6
years: The contribution of each parent’s depressive history to the other’s
parenting styles. Dev Psychopathol. 2017 Oct;29(4):1469-1482. doi:
10.1017/S0954579417000396. Epub 2017 Apr 17. PubMed PMID: 28414019; PubMed
Central PMCID: PMC5755697.
Callaghan BL, Tottenham N. The Neuro-Environmental Loop of Plasticity: A
Cross-Species Analysis of Parental Effects on Emotion Circuitry Development
Following Typical and Adverse Caregiving. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2016
Jan;41(1):163-76. doi: 10.1038/npp.2015.204. Epub 2015 Jul 21. Review. PubMed
PMID: 26194419; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4677125.
Welch MG, Firestein MR, Austin J, Hane AA, Stark RI, Hofer MA, Garland M,
Glickstein SB, Brunelli SA, Ludwig RJ, Myers MM. Family Nurture Intervention in
the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit improves social-relatedness, attention, and
neurodevelopment of preterm infants at 18 months in a randomized controlled
trial. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2015 Nov;56(11):1202-11. doi:
10.1111/jcpp.12405. Epub 2015 Mar 11. PubMed PMID: 25763525.
Preciado A, D’Anna-Hernandez K. Acculturative stress is associated with
trajectory of anxiety symptoms during pregnancy in Mexican-American women. J
Anxiety Disord. 2017 May;48:28-35. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2016.10.005. Epub 2016
Oct 7. PubMed PMID: 27780654; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5737703.
Kan JM, Richardson R. Ghosts of mother’s past: Previous maternal stress leads
to altered maternal behavior following a subsequent pregnancy in rats. Dev
Psychobiol. 2018 Jan 22. doi: 10.1002/dev.21609. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed
PMID: 29355916.
Kan JM, Callaghan BL, Richardson R. A mother’s past can predict her
offspring’s future: Previous maternal separation leads to the early emergence of
adult-like fear behavior in subsequent male infant rat offspring. Behav Neurosci.
2016 Oct;130(5):511-20. doi: 10.1037/bne0000157. Epub 2016 Aug 18. PubMed PMID:
Doherty TS, Forster A, Roth TL. Global and gene-specific DNA methylation
alterations in the adolescent amygdala and hippocampus in an animal model of
caregiver maltreatment. Behav Brain Res. 2016 Feb 1;298(Pt A):55-61. doi:
10.1016/j.bbr.2015.05.028. Epub 2015 May 28. PubMed PMID: 26027495; PubMed
Central PMCID: PMC4662928.
Cyr M, Yang X, Horga G, Marsh R. Abnormal fronto-striatal activation as a
marker of threshold and subthreshold Bulimia Nervosa. Hum Brain Mapp. 2018 Jan
10. doi: 10.1002/hbm.23955. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29322687.
Kahle S, Miller JG, Lopez M, Hastings PD. Sympathetic recovery from anger is
associated with emotion regulation. J Exp Child Psychol. 2016 Feb;142:359-71.
doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2015.10.004. Epub 2015 Nov 17. PubMed PMID: 26597139.
Caulfield JI, Caruso MJ, Michael KC, Bourne RA, Chirichella NR, Klein LC,
Craig T, Bonneau RH, August A, Cavigelli SA. Peri-adolescent asthma symptoms
cause adult anxiety-related behavior and neurobiological processes in mice. Behav
Brain Res. 2017 May 30;326:244-255. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2017.02.046. Epub 2017 Mar
8. PubMed PMID: 28284954; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5497519.
Pusalkar M, Ghosh S, Jaggar M, Husain BF, Galande S, Vaidya VA. Acute and
Chronic Electroconvulsive Seizures (ECS) Differentially Regulate the Expression
of Epigenetic Machinery in the Adult Rat Hippocampus. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol.
2016 Sep 21;19(9). pii: pyw040. doi: 10.1093/ijnp/pyw040. Print 2016 Sep. PubMed
PMID: 27207907; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5043647.
Gobinath AR, Richardson RJ, Chow C, Workman JL, Lieblich SE, Barr AM, Galea
LAM. Voluntary running influences the efficacy of fluoxetine in a model of
postpartum depression. Neuropharmacology. 2018 Jan;128:106-118. doi:
10.1016/j.neuropharm.2017.09.017. Epub 2017 Sep 28. PubMed PMID: 28964735.
Herrington JA, Del Rosso LA, Capitanio JP. Biobehavioral consequences of
prenatal exposure to a matrilineal overthrow and relocation in captive infant
rhesus (Macaca mulatta) monkeys. Am J Primatol. 2016 Sep;78(9):895-903. doi:
10.1002/ajp.22557. Epub 2016 May 4. PubMed PMID: 27150125; PubMed Central PMCID:
Luikinga SJ, Kim JH, Perry CJ. Developmental perspectives on methamphetamine
abuse: Exploring adolescent vulnerabilities on brain and behavior. Prog
Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2017 Nov 8. pii: S0278-5846(17)30416-5.
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Popoola DO, Nizhnikov ME, Cameron NM. Strain-specific programming of prenatal
ethanol exposure across generations. Alcohol. 2017 May;60:191-199. doi:
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Vieites V, Nazareth A, Reeb-Sutherland BC, Pruden SM. A new biomarker to
examine the role of hippocampal function in the development of spatial
reorientation in children: a review. Front Psychol. 2015 Apr 24;6:490. doi:
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Brown KL, Freeman JH. Retention of eyeblink conditioning in periweanling and
adult rats. Dev Psychobiol. 2016 Dec;58(8):1055-1065. doi: 10.1002/dev.21439.
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Nelson EL, Gonzalez SL, Coxe S, Campbell JM, Marcinowski EC, Michel GF.
Toddler hand preference trajectories predict 3-year language outcome. Dev
Psychobiol. 2017 Nov;59(7):876-887. doi: 10.1002/dev.21560. Epub 2017 Sep 9.
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Marcinowski EC, Campbell JM, Faldowski RA, Michel GF. Do hand preferences
predict stacking skill during infancy? Dev Psychobiol. 2016 Dec;58(8):958-967.
doi: 10.1002/dev.21426. Epub 2016 May 10. PubMed PMID: 27163298.
Belnap SC, Lickliter R. Coordinated movement is influenced by prenatal light
experience in bobwhite quail chicks (Colinus virginianus). Behav Brain Res. 2017
Jun 1;327:103-111. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2017.03.039. Epub 2017 Mar 27. PubMed PMID:
Pitula CE, DePasquale CE, Mliner SB, Gunnar MR. Peer Problems Among
Postinstitutionalized, Internationally Adopted Children: Relations to
Hypocortisolism, Parenting Quality, and ADHD Symptoms. Child Dev. 2017 Nov 8.
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Perry NB, Dollar JM, Calkins SD, Bell MA. Developmental Cascade and
Transactional Associations Among Biological and Behavioral Indicators of
Temperament and Maternal Behavior. Child Dev. 2017 May 26. doi:
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Willing J, Cortes LR, Brodsky JM, Kim T, Juraska JM. Innervation of the
medial prefrontal cortex by tyrosine hydroxylase immunoreactive fibers during
adolescence in male and female rats. Dev Psychobiol. 2017 Jul;59(5):583-589. doi:
10.1002/dev.21525. Epub 2017 May 31. PubMed PMID: 28561889; PubMed Central PMCID:
Cowan CS, Callaghan BL, Richardson R. The effects of a probiotic formulation
(Lactobacillus rhamnosus and L. helveticus) on developmental trajectories of
emotional learning in stressed infant rats. Transl Psychiatry. 2016 May
31;6(5):e823. doi: 10.1038/tp.2016.94. PubMed PMID: 27244232; PubMed Central
PMCID: PMC5545650.
Drzewiecki CM, Willing J, Juraska JM. Synaptic number changes in the medial
prefrontal cortex across adolescence in male and female rats: A role for pubertal
onset. Synapse. 2016 Sep;70(9):361-8. doi: 10.1002/syn.21909. Epub 2016 Jun 10.
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Grassi-Oliveira R, Honeycutt JA, Holland FH, Ganguly P, Brenhouse HC.
Cognitive impairment effects of early life stress in adolescents can be predicted
with early biomarkers: Impacts of sex, experience, and cytokines.
Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2016 Sep;71:19-30. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2016.04.016.
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Moser A, Zimmermann L, Dickerson K, Grenell A, Barr R, Gerhardstein P. They
can interact, but can they learn? Toddlers’ transfer learning from touchscreens
and television. J Exp Child Psychol. 2015 Sep;137:137-55. doi:
10.1016/j.jecp.2015.04.002. Epub 2015 May 15. PubMed PMID: 25978678.
Bath KG, Manzano-Nieves G, Goodwill H. Early life stress accelerates
behavioral and neural maturation of the hippocampus in male mice. Horm Behav.
2016 Jun;82:64-71. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2016.04.010. Epub 2016 May 4. PubMed
PMID: 27155103; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5308418.
Mooney-Leber SM, Brummelte S. Neonatal pain and reduced maternal care:
Early-life stressors interacting to impact brain and behavioral development.
Neuroscience. 2017 Feb 7;342:21-36. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2016.05.001. Epub
2016 May 7. Review. PubMed PMID: 27167085.
Lapp HE, Hunter RG. The dynamic genome: transposons and environmental
adaptation in the nervous system. Epigenomics. 2016 Feb;8(2):237-49. doi:
10.2217/epi.15.107. Epub 2016 Jan 21. Review. PubMed PMID: 26791965.
VanTieghem MR, Tottenham N. Neurobiological Programming of Early Life Stress:
Functional Development of Amygdala-Prefrontal Circuitry and Vulnerability for
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Hendrix CL, Stowe ZN, Newport DJ, Brennan PA. Physiological attunement in
mother-infant dyads at clinical high risk: The influence of maternal depression
and positive parenting. Dev Psychopathol. 2017 Sep 19:1-12. doi:
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Burris JL, Barry-Anwar RA, Rivera SM. An eye tracking investigation of
attentional biases towards affect in young children. Dev Psychol. 2017
Aug;53(8):1418-1427. doi: 10.1037/dev0000345. Epub 2017 May 22. PubMed PMID:
Burris JL, Barry-Anwar RA, Sims RN, Hagerman RJ, Tassone F, Rivera SM.
Children With Fragile X Syndrome Display Threat-Specific Biases Toward Emotion.
Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2017 Sep;2(6):487-492. doi:
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Nieto SJ, Kosten TA. Female Sprague-Dawley rats display greater appetitive
and consummatory responses to alcohol. Behav Brain Res. 2017 Jun 1;327:155-161.
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Mechanisms of Extinction in Adolescence Compared to Adulthood in Rats. Front
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Boomhower SR, Newland MC. Effects of adolescent exposure to methylmercury and
d-amphetamine on reversal learning and an extradimensional shift in male mice.
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Boomhower SR, Newland MC. Effects of adolescent exposure to methylmercury and d-amphetamine on reversal learning and an extradimensional shift in male mice. Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2017 Apr; 25(2): 64–73.
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Kott JM, Mooney-Leber SM, Shoubah FA, Brummelte S. Effectiveness of different
corticosterone administration methods to elevate corticosterone serum levels,
induce depressive-like behavior, and affect neurogenesis levels in female rats.
Neuroscience. 2016 Jan 15;312:201-14. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2015.11.006.
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Heroux NA, Robinson-Drummer PA, Sanders HR, Rosen JB, Stanton ME.
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Swann HE, Kempe RB, Van Orden AM, Brumley MR. Serotonergic activation of
locomotor behavior and posture in one-day old rats. Behav Brain Res. 2016 Apr
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2017 Feb;131(1):92-98. doi: 10.1037/bne0000176. Epub 2016 Dec 22. PubMed PMID:
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Sun SY, Baker LL, Bradley NS. Ankle muscle tenotomy does not alter ankle
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