Russell Romeo

Russell Romeo

Professor of Neuroscience


Neuroscience & Behavior


226E Milbank Hall
By Appointment


Russell D. Romeo joined the Barnard faculty in 2007. He teaches such courses as Systems and Behavioral Neuroscience; Psychobiology of Stress; Adolescent Neurobehavioral Development; and Senior Research Seminars.

Professor Romeo's research laboratory studies the effects of pubertal maturation on brain and behavior. Specifically, the lab is interested in the impact of stress on the development of neural circuits important in emotional reactivity.

  • B.A., Edinboro University
  • M.S., Villanova University
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Rockefeller University

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Developmental Psychobiology
  • Neuroendocrinology

Siddiqui, A. and Romeo, R. D. (2019).  Sex differences and similarities in hippocampal cellular proliferation and the number of immature neurons during adolescence in rats.  Developmental Neuroscience. 41:132-138.

Romeo, R. D. (2018).  The metamorphosis of adolescent hormonal stress reactivity: a focus on animal models.  Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology.  49:43-51.

Shome, A., Sultana, R., Siddiqui, A., and Romeo, R. D. (2018).  Adolescent changes in cellular proliferation in the dentate gyrus of male and female C57BL/6N mice are resilient to chronic oral corticosterone treatments.  Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. 12:192.

Romeo, R. D. (2017).  The impact of stress on the structure of the adolescent brain: implications for adolescent mental health.  Brain Research1654:185-191.

Shahanoor, Z., Sultana, R., Baker, M. R., and Romeo, R. D. (2017).  Neuroendocrine stress reactivity of male C57BL/6N mice following chronic oral corticosterone exposure during adulthood or adolescence.  Psychoneuroendocrinology. 86:218-224.

Barbayannis, G., Franco, D., *Wong, S., Galdamez, J., Romeo, R. D., and Bauer, E. P. (2017).  Differential effects of stress on fear learning and activation of the amygdala in pre-adolescent and adult male rats.  Neuroscience360:210-216.

Kinlein, S. A., Shahanoor, Z., Romeo, R. D., and Karatsoreos, I. N. (2017).  Chronic corticosterone treatment during adolescence has significant effects on metabolism and skeletal development in male C57BL6/N mice.  Endocrinology158:2239-2254.

Pham, L., Baker, M., Shahanoor, Z., and Romeo, R. D. (2017).  Adolescent changes in hindbrain noradrenergic A2 neurons in male rats.  Brain Research1666:11-16.

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