This month’s Featured Researcher is Ilia Karatsoreos, who just joined the faculty of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Ilia’s research addresses how the body’s internal circadian clock and “stress response” systems help maintain mental and physical health. His latest paper, which just appeared in the December issue of Frontiers in Neuroendrinology, reviews the research explaining how the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis interacts with downstream pathways to mediate resilience to environmental stresses. Ilia is joining UMass from Washington State University. We are pleased to have him aboard. His lab is located in the newly renovated Neuroscience Wing on the 2nd floor of Morrill Science Center 4N.
Here’s what else is new for ‘ ”University of Massachusetts” AND Amherst AND neuroscience’ in PubMed. These publications appeared on line in December. They are just a fraction of the research that occurs on campus. You can click on the PubMed ID to find the publication.
1: Evans EA, Goff SL, Upchurch DM, Grella CE. Childhood adversity and mental health comorbidity in men and women with opioid use disorders. Addict Behav. 2020 Mar;102:106149. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2019.106149. Epub 2019 Oct 4. PubMed PMID: 31855783.
2: Chen XJ, Liu LL, Wang Y, Yang TX, Huang J, Li K, Zeng YW, Cheung EFC, Shum DHK, van Amelsvoort T, Chan RCK. Neural correlates of the effect of implementation intention on prospective memory. Psych J. 2019 Jun;8(2):261-270. doi: 10.1002/pchj.257. Epub 2018 Dec 5. PubMed PMID: 30520271.
3: Manoogian ENC, Kumar A, Obed D, Bergan J, Bittman EL. Suprachiasmatic function in a circadian period mutant: Duper alters light-induced activation of vasoactive intestinal peptide cells and PERIOD1 immunostaining. Eur J Neurosci. 2018 Dec;48(11):3319-3334. doi: 10.1111/ejn.14214. PubMed PMID: 30346078; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6290923.
4: Rothenberg WA, Lansford JE,… Deater-Deckard K, … Yotanyamaneewong S. Examining effects of mother and father warmth and control on child externalizing and internalizing problems from age 8 to 13 in nine countries. Dev Psychopathol. 2019 Dec 23:1-25. doi: 10.1017/S0954579419001214.[Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31865926.
5: Kinlein SA, Karatsoreos IN. The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis as a substrate for stress resilience: Interactions with the circadian clock. Front Neuroendocrinol. 2019 Dec 18:100819. doi: 10.1016/j.yfrne.2019.100819. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID: 31863788.
6: Wakeford AGP, Morin EL, …Meyer JS, … Howell LL. Effects of early life stress on cocaine self-administration in post-pubertal male and female rhesus macaques. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2019 Sep;236(9):2785-2796. doi: 10.1007/s00213-019-05254-8. Epub 2019 May 21. PubMed PMID: 31115612.