MD, PhD, University of Michigan
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
An ongoing interest of this laboratory is understanding the regulation of brain receptors for glucocorticoid (GR) and mineralocorticoid (MR) receptors in models of developmental stress. In collaboration with a primate lab at Stanford University, we are looking at the effects of early maternal separation on the expression of GR, MR, and components of the serotonergic pathway in the brains of the New World primate, Saimiri sciureus. This model will helping to clarify the long term effects of early life experiences and ways in which the stress system adapts.