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Baker Lab

Evan Hess

Evan Hess

RESEARCH INTEREST

 

Blackmore Lab

Audra Kramer

Audra Kramer

RESEARCH INTEREST

 

 

Brian Maunze

Brian Maunze

RESEARCH INTEREST

 

Choi Lab

Matt Hurley

Matt Hurley

RESEARCH INTEREST

 

My research focuses on understanding how the neuropeptide PACAP (pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide) differentially regulates hunger- and palatability-driven feeding in the hypothalamus and ventral striatum. To study this we employ a variety of preclinical rodent feeding paradigms which allows us to better examine these feeding motives independent of one another.

 

PUBLICATIONS

DellaPolla A, Kloehn I, Pancholi H, Callif B, Wertz D, Rohr KE, Hurley MM, Baker KM, Hattar S, Gilmartin MR, Evans JA. Long days enhance recognition memory and increase insulin-like growth factor 2 in the hippocampus, Scientific Reports, in press. 

 

Gasser PJ, Hurley MM, Chan J, Pickel VM. Organic cation transporter 3 (OCT3) islocalized to intracellular and surface membranes in select glial and neuronal cells within the basolateral amygdaloid complex of both rats and mice. Brain Struct Funct (2017) 222:1913-1928 DOI 10.1007/s00429-016-1315-9

 

Hurley MM, Resch JM, Maunze B, Frenkel MM, Baker DA, Choi S. N-acetylcysteine decreases binge eating in a rodent model. Int J Obes (Lond). 2016 Jul;40(7):1183-6. dio: 10.1038/ijo.2016.31. Epub 2016 Feb 15.

 

Hurley MM, Maunze B, Block ME, Frenkel MM, Reilly MJ, Kim E, Chen Y, Li Y, Baker DA, Liu Q and Choi S (2016). Pituitary Adenylate-Cyclase Activating Polypeptide Regulates Hunger- and Palatability-Induced Binge Eating. Front. Neurosci. 10:383. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2016.00383


CONFERENCES
2014, 2015: Society For Neuroscience

HONORS & AWARDS
2016 Richard W. Jobling Fellowship (Marquette University, Graduate School)

 

 

Evans Lab

Deborah May

Deborah May

RESEARCH INTEREST

Kayla Rohr

Kayla Rohr

RESEARCH INTEREST

 

 

Gasser Lab

Kelsey Benton

Kelsey Benton

RESEARCH INTEREST

 

 

Gilmartin Lab

Matthew Herbst

Matthew Herbst

RESEARCH INTEREST

Adam Kirry

Adam Kirry

RESEARCH INTEREST

 

 

 

Hearing Lab

Devan Gomez

Devan Gomez

RESEARCH INTEREST

 

Mantsch Lab

Beth Doncheck

Beth Doncheck

RESEARCH INTEREST
I am investigating how exactly stress and ovarian hormones act to enhance relapse vulnerability in cocaine addicts. Both the stress hormone corticosterone and the ovarian hormone 17β-estradiol have been shown to mobilize endogenous cannabinoids which, in turn, can render the drug-seeking circuitry more excitable in response to ordinarily subthreshold relapse triggers.  My research focuses on how these phenomena occur specifically within the prefrontal cortex, and how they may differ between the sexes.

 

PUBLICATIONS

McReynolds JR, Doncheck EM, Vranjkovic O, Ganzman GS, Baker DA, Hillard CJ, and Mantsch JR.  CB1 receptor antagonism blocks stress-potentiated reinstatement of cocaine seeking in rats. Psychopharmacology 2016 Jan; 233(1):99-109.

 

Hanlon EC, Tasali E, Leproult R, Stuhr KL, Doncheck E, de Wit H, Hillard CJ, and Van Cauter E. Sleep restriction enhances the daily rhythm of circulating levels of endocannabinoid 2-arachidonoylglycerol. Sleep 2015 November 19.

 

Hanlon EC, Tasali E, Leproult R, Stuhr KL, Doncheck EM, de Wit H, Hillard CJ, and Van Cauter E.  Circadian rhythm of circulating levels of the endocannabinoid 2-arachidonoylglycerol. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 2015 January; 100(1):220-6.

 

Twining RC, Tuscher JJ, Doncheck EM, Frick KM, and Mueller DT. Estradiol enhances extinction of cocaine seeking. Learning & Memory 2013 May 15;20(6):300-6

 

CONFERENCES
2012 - 2016: Society for Neuroscience (SfN)

2014 - 2016: Neurobiology of Stress Workshop

2015: International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS)

2012, 2014: Molecular & Cellular Cognition Society

2011: Pavlovian Society Meeting

 

HONORS & AWARDS

2016: 2016 Summer Research Fellowship (Marquette University, Graduate School)

2016: 2016 Richard W. Jobling Fellowship (Marquette University, Graduate School)

2015: 2015 ICRS Student Poster Presentation (ICRS, Graduate student level)

2015: Travel Award for 2015 ICRS (ICRS, Graduate student level)

2014: Travel Award for 2014 SfN (Marquette University, Graduate School)

2014: 2014 Graduate Student Poster Presentations (Milwaukee SfN Chapter)

 

 

 

Wheeler Lab

Chung Lung Chang

Chung Lung Chang

RESEARCH INTEREST

 

I am interested in the roles of the ventral pallidum as an output nucleus that receives signals from the mesocorticolimbic reward circuitry.  My current project applies electrophysiological techniques to examine the correlation between hedonic responses and changes in neuronal activity in this nucleus.

Mitchell Spring

Mitchell Spring

RESEARCH INTEREST

 

First Year Graduate Students

 

To help in determining the best fit of student and mentor, first-year students do three laboratory rotations. During the rotations, students are temporary members of the laboratories whose research appears to be of greatest interest to them. Before the end of the student's second semester, an advisor who guides both research and selection of coursework is chosen by mutual agreement between faculty and student.

 

 



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