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***denotes NBL postdoctoral fellow, **denotes NBL graduate student, *denotes NBL undergraduate student


Eck, S.R.**, Palmer, J.**, Bavley, C., Karbalaei, R., Ordoñes Sanchez, E.**, Flowers, J., Holley, A., Wimmer, M. & Bangasser, D.A. (2022). Effects of early life adversity on male reproductive behavior and the medial preoptic area transcriptome, Neuropsychopharmacology, In press. PMID:35102257


Bangasser, D.A. & Cuarenta, A.***. (2021). Sex differences in anxiety and depression: circuits and mechanisms, Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 22, 674–684 PMID: 34545241


Hanson, J. L, Williams, A.V.***, Bangasser, D.A., & Peña, C.J. Impact of Early Life Stress on Reward Circuit Function and Regulation. (2021). Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12, 1–17. PMCID: PMC8563782


Ordoñes Sanchez, E.**, Bavley, C., Deutschmann, A., Carpenter, R., Peterson, D., Karbalaei, R., Flowers, J.*, Rogers, C.*, Langrehr, M.**, Ardekani, C., Famularo, S.*, Bongiovanni, A.R., Knouse, M.C., Floresco, S.B., Briand, L.A., Wimmer, M.E., & Bangasser, D.A. (2021). Early life adversity promotes sex-specific resilience to opioid addiction-related phenotypes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 118, 1–8. PMID: 33593913


Eck, S. R.**, Xu, S., Telenson, A.**, Duggan, M.R., Cole, R., Wicks, B.**, Bergmann, J.*, Lefebo, H.*, Shore, M.*, Shepard, K.A., Akins, M.R., Parikh,V., Heller, E.A., & Bangasser, D.A. (2020). Stress regulation of sustained attention and the cholinergic attention system, Biological Psychiatry, 88, 566-575. PMID: 32600739

    • Commentary on Biological Psychiatry Paper by Wright, E.C. (2020). Neurobiological insights into stress-induced attention deficit, Biological Psychiatry, 88, e29-e31.


Parikh, V.P., & Bangasser, D.A. (2020). Cholinergic signaling dynamics and cognitive control of attention, Behavioral Pharmacology of the Cholinergic System, Current Topics in Behavioral Neuroscience, In press. PMID: 32447715


Eck, S. R.**, Ardekani, C., Salvatore, M.*, Luz, S., Kim, E.D.*, Rogers, C.M.*, Hall, A.*, Lee, D.E.*, Famularo, S.T.*, Bhatnagar, S., & Bangasser, D.A. (2020).  The effects of early life adversity on growth, maturation, and steroid hormones in male and female rats, European Journal of Neuroscience, In press. PMID: 31660665


Wiersielis, K.R.**, Ceretti, A.*, Hall, A.*, Famularo, S.*, Salvatore, M.*, Ellis, A., Jang, H.*, Wimmer, M., & Bangasser, D.A. (2019). Sex differences in corticotropin releasing factor regulation of medial septum-mediated memory formation, Neurobiology of Stress, 10, 100150. PMCID: PMC6430617


Strzelewicz, A. Ordoñes Sanchez, E.**, Rondón-Ortiz, A., Raneri, A., Famularo, S.T.*, Bangasser, D.A., & Kentner, A. (2019). Access to a high resource environment protects against accelerated maturation following early life stress: A translational animal model of high, medium and low security settings, Hormones and Behavior, 111, 46–59. PMID: 30708031


Bangasser, D.A., Eck, S.R.**, & Ordoñes Sanchez E.**(2018). Sex differences in stress reactivity in arousal and attention systems. Neuropsychopharmacology, 44, 129–139 .PMID: 30022063


Bangasser, D.A., & Wiersielis, K.** (2018). Sex differences in stress responses: A critical role for corticotropin releasing factor, Hormones, 17, 5–13. PMID: 29858858


Salvatore, M.*, Wiersielis, K.**, Luz S., Waxler, D.E., Bhatnagar, S., & Bangasser, D.A., (2018). Sex differences in circuits activated by corticotropin releasing factor in rats, Hormones and Behavior, 97, 147-153. PMID: 9037972.


Bangasser, D.A., Eck, S.R.**, Telenson, A.M.**, & Salvatore, M.* (2017). Sex differences in stress regulation of arousal and cognition, Physiology and Behavior, 187, 42-50. PMID: 28974457


Wicks, B.**, Waxler, D.E., White, K.M.*, Duncan, N.*, Bergmann, J.*, Cole, R., Parikh, V. & Bangasser, D.A. (2017). Method for testing sustained attention in touchscreen operant chambers in rats, Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 277, 30-37. PMCID: PMC5300756


Bangasser, D.A., Dong, H., Carroll, J., Plona, Z., Ding, H., Rodriguez, L., McKennan, C., Csernansky, J.G., Seeholzer, S.H., & Valentino, R.J. (2017) Corticotropin-releasing factor overexpression gives rise to sex differences in Alzheimer’s disease-related signaling, Molecular Psychiatry, 22, 1126-1133. PMCID: PMC5395355


Wiersielis, K.R.**, Wicks, B.**, Simko, H.*, Cohen, S. R.*, Khantsis, S.*, Baksh, N.*, Waxler, D.E., & Bangasser, D.A. (2016). Psychoneuroendocrinology, 73, 204-216. PMID: 27521739


Bangasser, D.A., Wiersielis, K.W.**, & Khantsis, S.* (2016). Sex differences in the locus coeruleus-norepinephrine system and its regulation by stress, Brain Research, 1641, 177-188. PMCID: PMC4875880


Cole, R., Kawasumi, Y.**, Parikh, V., & Bangasser, D.A. (2016). Corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) impairs sustained attention in male and female rats, Behavioral Brain Research, 296, 30-34. PMCID: PMC4659728