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
20082020
Photo of Alistair Barber
19892019

Research Output 1970 2020

Analgesic use in contemporary burn practice: Applications to burn mass casualty incident planning

Leazer, S. T., Nyland, J. E., Escolas, S. M., Aden, J. K., Rauschendorfer, C. A., Cancio, L. C. & Chung, K. K., Feb 2020, In : Burns. 46, 1, p. 90-96 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mass Casualty Incidents
Morphine
Analgesics
Body Surface Area
Opioid Analgesics

A short period of dark-adaptation is sufficient to generate light-induced photoreceptor degeneration in pigmented zebrafish

Khan, A. S., Friemel, T. D., Grillo, S. L. & Stella, S. L., Jan 8 2020, In : Neuroreport. 31, 1, p. 22-28 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dark Adaptation
Zebrafish
Light
Retinal Degeneration
Apoptosis

Development and validation testing of a weight management nutrition knowledge questionnaire for adults

Mikhail, D., Rolls, B., Yost, K., Balls-Berry, J., Gall, M., Blixt, K., Novotny, P., Albertie, M. & Jensen, M., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Obesity.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Knowledge Management
Weights and Measures
Reproducibility of Results
Serving Size
Portion Size

Gastric vagal afferent neuropathy following experimental spinal cord injury

Besecker, E. M., Blanke, E. N., Deiter, G. M. & Holmes, G. M., Jan 2020, In : Experimental Neurology. 323, 113092.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Spinal Cord Injuries
Cholecystokinin A Receptor
Stomach
Capsaicin
Cholecystokinin

Model-based assessment and neural correlates of spatial memory deficits in mild cognitive impairment

Weigard, A. S., Sathian, K. & Hampstead, B. M., Jan 2020, In : Neuropsychologia. 136, 107251.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Memory Disorders
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Temporal Lobe
Social Adjustment
Task Performance and Analysis

Parents’ post-traumatic growth and spirituality post-neonatal intensive care unit discharge

Brelsford, G. M., Doheny, K. K. & Nestler, L., Mar 1 2020, In : Journal of Psychology and Theology. 48, 1, p. 34-43 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Spirituality
Neonatal Intensive Care Units
Parents
Growth
Disclosure

Prevalence of hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome in postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome

Miller, A. J., Stiles, L. E., Sheehan, T., Bascom, R., Levy, H. P., Francomano, C. A. & Arnold, A. C., Mar 2020, In : Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical. 224, 102637.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
Joint Instability
Checklist

Relieving tension: effects of cannabinoids on vagal afferent sensitivity

Browning, K. N., Jan 1 2020, In : Journal of Physiology. 598, 1, p. 5-6 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

1 Citation (Scopus)

Transdermal delivery of 4-aminopyridine accelerates motor functional recovery and improves nerve morphology following sciatic nerve crush injury in mice

Clark, A., Hsu, C., Hassan Talukder, M., Noble, M. & Elfar, J., Jan 1 2020, In : Neural Regeneration Research. 15, 1, p. 136-144 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Nerve Crush
4-Aminopyridine
Sciatic Nerve
Peripheral Nerve Injuries
Neural Conduction

Transferrin and H-ferritin involvement in brain iron acquisition during postnatal development: impact of sex and genotype

Chiou, B., Neely, E. B., Mcdevitt, D. S., Simpson, I. A. & Connor, J. R., Feb 1 2020, In : Journal of neurochemistry. 152, 3, p. 381-396 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Apoferritins
Sexual Development
Transferrin
Brain
Iron

Projects 1976 2024

Iron
Brain
Blood-Brain Barrier
Apoferritins
Endothelial Cells
Glucagon-Like Peptide 1
Opioid Analgesics
Heroin
Naltrexone
Cues
High Fat Diet
Alcoholism
Alcohols
Diet
Obesity
Estrogens
Brain
Stomach
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Dyspepsia
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
Hypertension
Mentors
Sympathetic Nervous System
Insulin Resistance
Renin-Angiotensin System