Department of Neural and Behavioral Sciences

  • United States

Organization profile

Organization profile

The Department of Neural and Behavioral Sciences at Penn State College of Medicine was created in 2006 by the amalgamation of the Department of Neuroscience and Anatomy with the Department of Behavioral Science. In addition to their own research programs, department faculty members have strong collaborations with many other basic science and clinical departments.

The department also has strong educational programs and serves as the home for the anatomy and neuroscience graduate programs that provide opportunities for both master's and doctoral students.

The nervous system is the organ of sensation and response that regulates and integrates all our bodily functions and behaviors, and studies of its structure and function are among the most exciting areas of biology today.

The dramatic growth in techniques and knowledge in the areas of genomics, proteomics and metabolomics combined with increasingly sophisticated electrophysiological and behavioral methods are giving unprecedented opportunities to discover how the nervous system works and how it communicates with the rest of the body as well as with the outside world. As the department continues to expand, it is hiring new faculty who can take advantage of these new approaches and opportunities.

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Brain Medicine & Life Sciences
Neurons Medicine & Life Sciences
Iron Medicine & Life Sciences
Opioid Analgesics Medicine & Life Sciences
Rats Chemical Compounds
Retina Medicine & Life Sciences
Naltrexone Medicine & Life Sciences
Intercellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins Medicine & Life Sciences

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Profiles

Photo of Thomas Abraham
20002019
Photo of Amy Arnold
20082019
Photo of Alistair Barber
19892019
Photo of Kerstin Bettermann

Kerstin Bettermann, MD, PhD

Person: Academic

20042017
No photo of Kim Kopenhaver Doheny
20082019

Research Output 1970 2019

4-Aminopyridine as a single agent diagnostic and treatment for severe nerve crush injury

Noble, M., Tseng, K. C., Li, H. & Elfar, J., Mar 1 2019, In : Military medicine. 184, p. 379-385 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nerve Crush
4-Aminopyridine
Peripheral Nerve Injuries
Wounds and Injuries
Therapeutics

4-Aminopyridine attenuates muscle atrophy after sciatic nerve crush injury in mice

Yue, L., Talukder, M. A. H., Gurjar, A., Lee, J. I., Noble, M., Dirksen, R. T., Chakkalakal, J. & Elfar, J., Jan 1 2019, In : Muscle and Nerve.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nerve Crush
4-Aminopyridine
Muscular Atrophy
Sciatic Nerve
Muscles
Phantom Limb
Acute Pain
Pain Management
Postoperative Pain
Amputation

Blockade of the OGF-OGFr pathway in diabetic bone

Titunick, M. B., Lewis, G., Cain, J., Zagon, I. & McLaughlin, P., Jan 1 2019, In : Connective Tissue Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Naltrexone
Opioid Analgesics
Intercellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins
Bone
Bone and Bones
1 Citation (Scopus)

Both increases and decreases in energy density lead to sustained changes in preschool children's energy intake over 5 days

Smethers, A. D., Roe, L. S., Sanchez, C. E., Zuraikat, F. M., Keller, K. L. & Rolls, B. J., May 15 2019, In : Physiology and Behavior. 204, p. 210-218 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Preschool Children
Energy Intake
Food
Weights and Measures
Snacks

Cannabinoids: Current and Future Options to Treat Chronic and Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathic Pain

Blanton, H. L., Brelsfoard, J., DeTurk, N., Pruitt, K., Narasimhan, M., Morgan, D. & Guindon, J., Jun 1 2019, In : Drugs. 79, 9, p. 969-995 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Cannabinoids
Neuralgia
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Drug Therapy
Neoplasms

Central control of gastrointestinal motility

Browning, K. & Travagli, R. A., Feb 1 2019, In : Current opinion in endocrinology, diabetes, and obesity. 26, 1, p. 11-16 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gastrointestinal Motility
Stomach
Upper Gastrointestinal Tract
Nervous System Diseases
Research
1 Citation (Scopus)
Ceruloplasmin
Haptoglobins
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A
HIV Infections
Cerebrospinal Fluid

Chronic Intermittent Ethanol and Acute Stress Similarly Modulate BNST CRF Neuron Activity via Noradrenergic Signaling

Snyder, A. E., Salimando, G. J., Winder, D. G. & Silberman, Y., Jan 1 2019, In : Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Brain Stem
Heart Rate
Electrocardiography
Estrogens
Ghrelin

Projects 1976 2024

Spinal Cord Injuries
Enteric Nervous System
Neurogenic Bowel
Smooth Muscle
Reactive Oxygen Species
Retinal Degeneration
Retinitis Pigmentosa
Epigenomics
Retinal Rod Photoreceptor Cells
Retina
Naltrexone
Opioid Analgesics
Intercellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins
Diabetes Complications
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Neurons
Astrocytes
Seizures
Pilocarpine
Cell Death
Brain Stem
High Fat Diet
Diet
Reflex
Leptin
Nicotine
Reward
Cues
Corpus Striatum
Smoking
Solitary Nucleus
Brain Stem
Reflex
Gastrointestinal Motility
Pancreatic Polypeptide
Street Drugs
Saccharin
Cues
Self Administration
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Prosencephalon
Appetite
Neurons
Motivation
Sodium