Department of Psychological Sciences
University of Missouri-St. Louis
431 Stadler Hall
8001 Natural Bridge Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63121-4499
Fax: (314) 516-5392
I am a professor of psychology. My Ph.D. is from the Univ. of New Mexico in animal psychology and my postdoctoral work was at Rockefeller University in New York City in neurophysiology. I also have held appointments as a guest scientist at Bordeaux (France) Medical University in neuroendocrinology, at the German Cancer Research Center - Heidelberg in experimental pathology, and Tokyo University in biology. Research in my laboratory, staffed by a dozen graduate student and undergraduate research assistants, employ behavioral biology animal models for the study of neuroendocrinology - psychopathology relations. Ongoing projects include neurosteroidal influences on cognition and sociosexual behaviors, steroid receptor binding in the hippocampus, chronic mild stress and depression and hormones as neuroprotective agents in stroke and other forms of traumatic brain injury. My lab collaborates with colleagues at Heidelberg University Medical School and Washington University Medical School and the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, allowing my graduate students to gain further research experiences in biomedical settings.
The lab will be accepting undergraduate students for the upcoming year; please contact me if you are interested.
I will be able to accept new graduate students for the Fall, 2015 class.