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The following are published student works for the past four years.


  • Bohlen MO, Warren S, May PJ (2017) A central mesencephalic reticular formation projection to medial rectus motoneurons supplying singly and multiply innervated extraocular muscle fibers. J Comp Neurol 525: 2000-2018
  • Bohlen MO, Warren S, Mustari MJ, May PJ (2017) Examination of feline extraocular motoneuron pools as a function of muscle fiber innervation type and muscle layer. J Comp Neurol 525: 919-935
  • Chandler CM, Follett ME, Porter NJ, Liang KY, Vallender EJ, Miller GM, Rowlett JK, Platt DM (2017) Persistent negative effects of alcohol drinking on aspects of novelty-directed behavior in male rhesus macaques. Alcohol in press
  • Gomez-Sanchez CE, Qi X, Gomez-Sanchez EP, Sasano H, 2017: Bohlen MO, Warren S, May PJ (2017) A central mesencephalic reticular formation projection to medial rectus motoneurons supplying singly and multiply innervated extraocular muscle fibers. J Comp Neurol 525: 2000-2018
  • Huskinson SL, Naylor JE, Townsend EA, Rowlett JK, Blough BE, Freeman KB (2017) Self-administration and behavioral economics of second-generation synthetic cathinones in male rats. Psychopharmacology 234: 589-598
  • Kuiper LB, Frohmader KS, Coolen LM (2017) Maladaptive sex behavior following concurrent methamphetamine and sexual experience in male rats is associated with altered neural activity in frontal cortex. Neuropsychopharmacology 42: 2011-2020
  • Kuppusamy M, Gomez-Sanchez EP, Beloate LN, Plonczynski M, Naray-Fejes-Toth A, Fejes-Toth G, Gomez-Sanchez CE (2017) Interaction of the mineralocorticoid receptor with RACK1 and its role in aldosterone signaling. Endocrinology in press
  • McGowan JW, Bidwell GL 3rd (2017) The use of ex vivo whole-organ imaging and quatitative tissue histology to determine the bio-distribution of fluorescently labeled molecules. J Vis Exp in press
  • Spann R, Lawson W, Grill R, Garrett M, Grayson B (2017) Chronic spinal cord changes in a high-fat diet fed male rat model of thoracic spinal contusion. Physiol Genomics in press
  • Townsend EA, Naylor JE, Negus SS, Edwards SR, Qureshi HN, McLendon HW, McCurdy CR, Kapanda CN, do Carmo JM, da Silva FS, Hall JE, Sufka KJ, Freeman KB (2017) Effects of nalfurafine on the reinforcing, thermal antinociceptive, and respiratory-depressant effects of oxycodone: Modeling an abuse-deterrent opioid analgesic in rats. Psychopharmacology in press
  • Townsend EA, Platt DM, Rowlett JK, Roma PG, Freeman KB (2017) Reinforcing effectiveness of midazolam, ethanol, and sucrose: Behavioral economic comparison of a mixture relative to its component solutions. Behav Pharmacol 28: 386-393
  • Weems P, Smith J, Clarke IJ, Coolen LM, Goodman RL, Lehman ML (2017) Effects of season and estradiol on KNDy neuron peptides, colocalization with  D2 dopamine receptors, and dopaminergic inputs, in the ewe. Endocrinology 158: 831-841


  • Beloate LN, Omrani A, Adan RA, Webb IC, Coolen LM (2016) Ventral tegmental area dopamine cell activation during male rat sexual behavior regulates neuroplasticity and d-amphetamine cross-sensitization following sex abstinence. J Neurosci 36: 9949-9961
  • Beloate LN, Weems PW, Casey GR, Webb IC, Coolen LM (2016) Nucleus accumbens NMDA receptor activation regulates amphetamine cross-sensitization and deltaFosB expression following sexual experience in male rats. Neuropharmacology 101: 154-164
  • Bohlen MO, Chen LL (2016) A noninvasive electromagnetic perturbation approach to probe extraocular proprioception. J AAPOS 20: 12-18
  • Bohlen MO, Warren S, May PJ (2016) A central mesencephalic reticular formation projection to the supraoculomotor area in macaque monkeys. Bran Struct Funct 221: 2209-2229
  • Cobb JA, O’Neill K, Milner J, Mahajan GJ, Lawrence TJ, May WL, Miguel-Hidalgo J, Rajkowska G, Stockmeier CA (2016) Density of GFAP-immunoreactive astrocytes is decreased in left hippocampi in major depressive disorder. Neuroscience 316: 209-220
  • Duncan JW, Johnson S, Zhang X, Zheng B, Luo J, Ou XM, Stockmeier CA, Wang JM (2016) Up-regulation of PKR signaling pathway by ethanol displays an age of onset-dependent relationship. Alcohol Clin Exp Ther 40: 2320-2328
  • Duncan JW, Zhang X, Wang N, Johnson S, Harris S, Udemgba C, Ou XM, Youdim MB, Stockmeier CA, Wang JM (2016) Binge ethanol exposure increases the Kruppel-like factor 11-monoamine oxidase (MAO) pathway in rats: Examining the use of MAO inhibitors to prevent ethanol-induced brain injury. Neuropharmacology 105: 329-340
  • Gunter BW, Jones SA, Paul IA, Platt DM, Rowlett JK (2016) Benzodiazepine and neuroactive steroid combinations in rats: Anxiolytic-like and discriminative stimulus effects. Psychopharmacology 233: 3237-3247
  • Logue OC, McGowan JW, George EM, Bidwell GL 3rd (2016) Therapeutic angiogenesis by vascular endothelial growth factor supplementation for treatment of renal disease. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens 25: 404-409
  • Lopez JA, Bedenbaugh MN, McCosh RB, Weems PW, Meadows LJ, Wisman B, Coolen LM, Goodman RL, Hileman SM (2016) Does dynorphin play a role in the onset of puberty in female sheep? J Neuroendocrinol 28: doi: 10.1111/jne.12445
  • May PJ, Warren S, Bohlen MO, Barnerssoi M, Horn AK (2016) A central mesencephalic reticular formation projection to the Edinger-Westphal nuclei. Brain Struct Funct 221: 4073-4089
  • McGowan JW, Shao Q, Vig PJ, Bidwell GL 3rd (2016) Intranasal administration of elastin-like polypeptide for therapeutic delivery to the central nervous system. Drug Des Devel Ther 10: 2803-2813
  • Schmidt MF, Freeman KB, Windham BG, Griswold ME, Kullo IJ, Turner ST, Mosley TH Jr (2016) Associations between serum inflammatory markers and hippocampal volume in a community sample. J Am Geriatr Soc 64: 1823-1829
  • Stewart C, Yu Y, Huang J, Maklad A, Tang X, Allison J, Mustain W, Zhou W, Zhu H (2016) Effects of high intensity noise on the vestibular system in rats. Hear Res 335: 118-127
  • Townsend EA, Freeman KB (2017) Comparison of cocaine reinforcement in lean and obese Zucker rats: Relative potency and reinstatement of extinguished operant responding. Physiol Behav 170: 88-92
  • Weems PW, Witty CF, Amstalden M, Coolen LM, Goodman RL, Lehman MN (2016) κ-opioid receptor Is colocalized in GnRH and KNDy cells in the female ovine and rat brain. Endocrinology 157: 2367-237


  • Duncan J, Wang N, Zhang X, Johnson S, Harris S, Zheng B, Zhang Q, Rajkowska G, Miguel-Hidalgo JJ, Sittman D, Ou XM, Stockmeier CA, Wang JM (2015) Chronic social stress and ethanol increase expression of KLF11, a cell death mediator, in rat brain. Neurotox Res 28: 18-31
  • Gunter BW, Platt DM, Rowlett JK (2015) Differential interactions engendered by benzodiazepine and neuroactive steroid combinations on schedule-controlled responding in rats. Pharmacol Biochem Behav 137: 53-59
  • Harris S, Johnson S, Duncan JW, Udemgba C, Meyer JH, Albert PR, Lomberk G, Urrutia R, Ou XM, Stockmeier CA, Wang JM (2015) Evidence revealing deregulation of the KLF11-MAO A pathway in association with chronic stress and depressive disorders. Neuropsychopharmacology 40: 1373-1382
  • Hou X, Adeosun SO, Zhang Q, Barlow B, Brents M, Zheng B, Wang J (2015) Differential contributions of ApoE4 and female sex to BACE1 activity and expression mediate Ab deposition and learning and memory in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease. Front Aging Neurosci Oct 31;7:207. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2015.00207
  • Johnson S, Duncan J, Hussain SA, Chen G, Luo J, Mclaurin C, May W, Rajkowska G, Ou XM, Stockmeier CA, Wang JM (2015) The IFNg-PKR pathway in the prefrontal cortex reactions to chronic excessive alcohol use. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 39: 476-484
  • McGowan JW, Bidwell GL 3rd, Vig PJ (2015) Challenges and new strategies for therapeutic peptide delivery to the CNS. Ther Deliv 6: 841-853
  • Naylor JE, Freeman KB, Blough BE, Woolverton WL, Huskinson SL (2015) Discriminative-stimulus effects of second generation synthetic cathinones in methamphetamine-trained rats. Drug Alcohol Depend 149: 280-284
  • Riaz MS, Bohlen MO, Gunter BW, Henry Q, Stockmeier CA, Paul IA (2015) Attenuation of social-interaction-associated ultrasonic vocalizations and spatial working memory performance in rats exposed to chronic unpredictable stress. Physiol Behav 152: 128-134
  • Townsend EA, Beloate LN, Huskinson SL, Roma PG, Freeman KB (2015) Corn oil, but not cocaine, is a more effective reinforcer in obese than in lean Zucker rats. Physiol Behav 143: 136-141
  • Weems PW, Goodman RL, Lehman MN (2015) Neural mechanisms controlling seasonal reproduction: principles derived from the sheep model and its comparison with hamsters. Front Neuroendocrinol 37: 43-51


  • Adeosun SO, Hou X, Zheng B, Stockmeier C, Ou X, Paul I, Mosley T, Weisgraber K, Wang JM (2014) Cognitive deficits and disruption of neurogenesis in a mouse model of apolipoprotein E4 domain interaction. J Biol Chem 289: 2946-2959
  • Freeman KB, Naylor JE, Prisinzano TE, Woolverton WL (2014) Assessment of the kappa opioid agonist, salvinorin A, as a punisher of drug self-administration in monkeys. Psychopharmacology 231: 2751-2758
  • Huskinson SL, Naylor JE, Rowlett JK, Freeman KB (2014) Predicting abuse potential of stimulants and other dopaminergic drugs: Overview and recommendations. Neuropharmacology 87: 66-80
  • Ou XM, Udemgba C, Wang N, Dai X, Lomberk G, Seo S, Urrutia R, Wang J, Duncan J, Harris S, Fairbanks CA, Zhang X (2014) Diabetes-causing gene, kruppel-like factor 11, modulates the antinociceptive response of chronic ethanol intake. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 38: 401-408
  • Pitchers KK, Coppens CM, Beloate LN, Fuller J, Van S, Frohmader KS, Laviolette SR, Lehman MN, Coolen LM (2014) Endogenous opioid-induced neuroplasticity of dopaminergic neurons in the ventral tegmental area influences natural and opiate reward. J Neurosci 34: 8825-8836