Recent Published Theses

The following published articles are based on data collected as part of NAB major senior theses from recent years (The names of Barnard graduates are in bold text).


Kriegsfeld, L.J. Mei, D.F. Bentley, G.E. Ubuka, T. Mason, A.O. Inoue, K. Ukena, K. Tsutsui, K. Silver, R. (2006) Identification and characterization of a gonadotropin-inhibitory system in the brains of mammals. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U S A. 103:2410-2415. PMC1413747

Khalil, M, Ronda, J. Weintraub, M. Jain, K. Silver, R. Silverman, AJ. (2007) Brain mast cell relationship to neurovasculature during development. Br. Res. 1171:18-29. PMC2049068

Karatsoreos, I.N. Wang, A. Sasanian, J. Silver, R. (2007) A Role for Androgens in Regulating Circadian Behavior and the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus. Endocrinol. 148:5487-95. PMC3281763

LeSauter, J. Bhuiyan, T. Shimazoe T. Silver, R. (2009) Circadian trafficking of calbindin-ir in fibers of SCN neurons. J. Biol. Rhythms; 24:488-496. PMC2880327

LeSauter, J. Hoque, N. Weintraub, M. Pfaff, D.W. Silver, R. (2009) Stomach ghrelin-secreting cells as food-entrainable circadian clocks. PNAS 106(32):13582-13587. PMC2726387

Foley N, Tong TY, Foley D, LeSauter J, Welsh DK, Silver R. (2011) Characterization of orderly spatiotemporal patterns of clock gene activation in mammalian suprachiasmatic nucleus. Eur J Neurosci.  33(10):1851–1865. PMC3423955.

Butler, M.P. LeSauter, J. Sichel, A.N. Silver, R. (2011) Targeted mutation of the calbindin D28k gene selectively alters nonvisual photosensitivity. Eur J Neurosci. 33(12):2299–2307. PMC2735465.

Mong, J. Baker, F. Mahoney, M. Ketema, P. Schwartz, M. Semba, K. Silver, R. (2011) Sleep, Rhythms, and the Endocrine Brain: Influence of Sex and Gonadal Steroids. Journal of Neuroscience. 31(45):16107-16116. PMC3249406.

Butler, MP. Rainbow, MN. Rodriguez, E. Lyon, SM. Silver, R. (2012) Twelve hour days in the brain and behavior of split hamsters. Eur J. Neurosci. 36(4):2556-66. PMC in process.

Nautiyal, K.M. Dailey, C.A. Jahn, J. Rodriguez, E. Son, N.H. Sweedler, J.V. Silver, R. (2012) Serotonin of mast cell origin contributes to hippocampal function. Eur J. NeuroSc. 36(3):2347-59. PMC in process.

LeSauter, J. Lambert, C. M. Robotham, M. R. Model, Z. Silver, R. and Weaver, D. R. (2012). Antibodies for assessing circadian clock proteins in the rodent suprachiasmatic nucleus. PLoS ONE. 7(4):e35938. PMC3338757.

Keith, D.R. Hart, C.L. Robotham, M. Tariq, M. Le Sauter, J. Silver, R. (Epub ahead of print May 24 2013) Time of day influences the voluntary intake and behavioral response to methamphetamine and food reward. Psychopharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior. 110C:117-126. PMC in process.

Taylor, K.T., Joseph, V., Zhao, A.S. & Balsam, P.D (2013) Temporal Maps in Appetitive Pavlovian Conditioning, Behvioural Processes.

Jensen G, Stokes P.D., Paterniti A., Balsam P.D (2013)  Unexpected downshifts in reward magnitude induce variation in human behavior.  Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.

Ward, R.D., Simpson, E.H., Richards, V.L., Deo, G., Taylor, K., Glendinning, J.I., Kandel, E.R. & Balsam, P.D.  (2012)  Dissociation of hedonic reaction to reward and incentive motivation in an animal model of the negative symptoms of schizophrenia,  Neuropsychopharmacology37, 1699-1707. 

Fifer, W.P., Byrd, D.L., Kaku, M., Eigsti, I-M., Isler, J.R., Grose-Fifer, J. & Balsam, P.D. (2010) Newborn infants learn during sleep. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences107, 10320-10323. 

Ravinder, S., Burghardt, N.S., Brodsky, R., Bauer, E.P., Chattarji, S. (2013) A role for the extended amygdala in the fear-enhancing effects of acute selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor treatment.  Transl Psychiatry Jan 15;3e209.

Davis, S.E., Bauer E.P. (2012) L-type voltage-gated calcium channels in the basolateral amygdala are necessary for fear extinction.  Journal of Neuroscience, 32(39):13582-6.

Afroz A, Howlett N, Shukla A, Ahmad F, Batista E, Bedard K, Payne S, Morton B, Mansfield JH and Glendinning JI (2013) Gustatory receptor neurons in Manduca sexta contain a TrpA1-dependent signaling pathway that integrates taste and temperature. Chem. Senses 38: 605–617.

Glendinning JI, Simons Y, Youngentob L and Youngentob SL (2012) Fetal ethanol exposure attenuates aversive oral effects of TrpV1, but not TrpA1 agonists in rats. Exp. Biol. Med. 237: 236-240.

Cocco N and Glendinning JI. 2012. Not all sugars are created equal: some mask noxious tastes better than others in an herbivorous insect. J. Exp. Biol. 215:1412-1421.

Lui, P., Padow, V. A., Franco, D., Hall, B. S., Park, B., Klein, Z. A., Romeo, R. D.  (2012).  Divergent stress-induced neuroendocrine and behavioral responses prior to puberty.  Physiology and Behavior, 107:104-111. 

Klein, Z. A. and Romeo, R. D. (2013).  Changes in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal stress responsiveness before and after puberty in rats.  Hormones and Behavior, 64:357-363.