|Present||Professor, East Tennessee State University ‐ Biomedical Sciences, Quillen College of Medicine|
|2015 - 2016||Minority Supplement to Support Daniel J. Peterson|
|NIH - 3R15DA034912|
|Role: Principal Investigator|
|2012 - 2015||TBI Neuroimmune Dysregulation as a Prodrome to Alzheimer's Disease|
|US Department of Defense|
|2013 - 2014||Effect of AT010 on Behavioral Recovery from Cerebral Ischemia in the Mouse|
|Role: Principal Investigator|
|2012 - 2014||A Genetic Strategy to Restore Impaired Noradrenergic Function by Increasing Expression of Noradrenergic Phenotypes in the Locus Coeruleus in Parkinson’s Disease Model Mice|
|Michael J. Fox Foundation|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2014 - Present||Editorial Board Member, Biomed Hub||2012 - Present||Editorial Board Member, Developmental Neuroscience||2003 - Present||President, Appalachian Society for Neuroscience||2014 - 2017||Editorial Board Member, Journal of Schizophrenia Research||2014 - 2017||Editorial Board Member, Neurotransmitter|
Honors and Awards
- 2004-2005 - Teacher of the Year- Progressive Education Program
- 2005-2006 - Ruth Henderson Award- Buncombe County Schools
- 2007-2008 - North Carolina Association for Americans with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Rising Star Student Award
- 2007-2008 - Snyder Distinguished Doctoral Fellow for University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- 2008 - North Carolina Applied Behavior Analysis Best Student Poster Award
- 2008-2009 - North Carolina Applied Behavior Analysis Student Scholarship Award
- 2010 - Council for Exceptional Children- Division of Research-Student Research Award in Single Subject Research
- 2015 - ETSU Clemmer College of Education Outstanding Research Award
- 2017 - Recipient of the American Council on Rural Special Education Research Article of the Year Award
|December 1998 ‐ August 2000||Postdoctoral Fellow, Experimental Psychology, University of Lethbridge|
|1998||Ph.D, Experimental Psychology, University of Kentucky|
|1995||M.S., Experimental Psychology, University of Kentucky|
|1992||B.S., Psychology, University of Oklahoma|
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Intravenous Prenatal Nicotine Exposure Alters METH-Induced Hyperactivity, Conditioned Hyperactivity, and ...
Developmental Neuroscience (2016)
In the USA, approximately 15% of women smoke tobacco cigarettes during pregnancy. In utero tobacco smoke exposure produces somatic growth ...
Contribution to Book
Applications of the Neonatal Quinpirole Model to Psychosis and Convergence ...
Neurotoxin Modeling of Brain Disorders — Life-long Outcomes in Behavioral Teratology (2015)
This mini review focuses on the importance of the dopamine D2-like receptor family and its importance in psychosis. Past findings ...
Neonatal Quinpirole Treatment Produces Prepulse Inhibition Deficits in Adult Male ...
Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior (2015)
We have shown that repeated neonatal quinpirole (QUIN; a dopamine D2-like receptor agonist) treatment in rats produces long-lasting supersensitization of ...
Effects of Sarizotan in Animal Models of ADHD: Challenging Pharmacokinetic ...
Journal of Neural Transmission (2015)
Sarizotan 1-[(2R)-3,4-dihydro-2H-chromen-2-yl]-N-[[5-(4-fluorophenyl) pyridin-3-yl]methyl] methenamine, showed an in vivo pharmaco-EEG profile resembling that of methylphenidate which is used in attention deficit/hyperactivity ...
Sex Differences in Adolescent Methylphenidate Sensitization: Effects on Glial Cell-Derived ...
Behavioural Brain Research (2014)
This study analyzed sex differences in methylphenidate (MPH) sensitization and corresponding changes in glial cell-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) and brain-derived ...
Corticosterone Administration up-Regulated Expression of Norepinephrine Transporter and Dopamine Β-Hydroxylase ...
Journal of Neurochemistry (2014)
Stress has been reported to activate the locus coeruleus (LC)-noradrenergic system. In this study, corticosterone (CORT) was orally administrated to ...
Sex and Dose-Related Differences in Methylphenidate Adolescent Locomotor Sensitization and ...
Journal of Psychopharmacology (2012)
This study analyzed repeated methylphenidate (MPH) administration and its effects on brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in the dorsal striatum and ...
Adolescent Methylphenidate Exposure Alters Nicotine Self-Administration and the Accumbal Firing ...
Society for Neuroscience Conference (2016)
This study was designed to analyze the effects of adolescent exposure to methylphenidate (MPH; trade name: Ritalin) on nicotine self-administration, ...