Welcome

Stress is associated with the onset and severity of a number of psychiatric illnesses, including mood and anxiety disorders. Although all of us experience stress, not everyone goes on to develop these disorders. The Neuroendocrinology and Behavior Laboratory (NBL) uses a variety of techniques from behavioral neuroscience, neuroendocrinology, and cellular and molecular biology to identify biological mechanisms that confer vulnerability or resilience to stress and stress-related psychiatric disorders.

Specific interests of our research include:

  • Stress effects on attention and other cognitive processes
  • Sex differences in stress-related receptors
  • Gonadal hormone modulation of stress response systems throughout the lifespan

Our lab can be found in Weiss Hall on the Main Campus.

  • Contact the Neuroendocrinology and Behavior Lab
    Temple University Department of Psychology - 1701 N. 13th St. - Weiss Hall - Philadelphia, PA 19122
    Office: (215) 204-1015 - Lab: (215) 204-7908 - debra.bangasser@temple.edu

  • Interested in joining the lab?

    Current Temple undergraduates click here for details.

    Prospective graduate students click here.

    Prospective post-doctoral fellows should contact Dr. Bangasser directly.

  • NBL News

    Congratulations to lab member Sabina Khantsis on receiving the Bayne B. and Frances E. Isaacson Scholarship.

    Hannah Simko and Adam Hawkins won 1st and 2nd prize, respectively, for presenting their NBL research projects at the Temple Neuroscience Distinction Poster Competition.

  • Research conducted by Dr. Bangasser, along with colleagues from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Thomas Jefferson University, was recently featured on the cover of the journal Molecular Psychiatry .