Publications

denotes undergraduate student co-author

Parker CC, Philip VM, Gatti DM, #Kasparek S, #Kreuzman AM, Kuffler L, #Mansky B, Masneuf S, #Sharif K, Sluys E, #Taterra D, #Taylor WM, #Thomas M, Polesskaya O, Palmer AA, Holmes A, Chesler EJ (2022). Genome-wide association mapping of ethanol sensitivity in the diversity outbred mouse population. Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, https://doi.org/10.1111/acer.14825.

Zou J, Gopalakrishnan S, Parker CC, Nicod J, Mott R, Cai N, Lionikas A, Davies RW, Palmer AA, Flint J (2022). Analysis of independent cohorts of outbred CFW mice reveals novel loci for behavioral and physiological traits and identifies factors determining reproducibility. Genes, Genomes, Genetics 12: jkab394. doi: 10.1093/g3journal/jkab394.

2020

Goldenberg J.E.*, Lentzou S.*, Ackert-Smith L.*, Knowlton H.*, and Dash M.B. (2020).  Interindividual differences in memory system local field potential activity predict behavioral strategy on a dual-solution T-maze.  Hippocampus. (online preprint).

Bingul D.*, Kalra K.*, Murata E.M.*, Belser A.*, and Dash M.B. (2020).  Persistent changes in extracellular lactate dynamics following synaptic potentiation.  Neurobiology of Learning and Memory 175, 107314.

Zhang K.J.*, R.A. Ramdev*, N.J. Tuta*, M.D. Spritzer.  2020. Dose-dependent effects of testosterone on spatial learning strategies and brain-derived neurotrophic factor in male rats. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 121, 104850. doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2020.104850.

Spritzer, M.D. and E.A. Roy. 2020. Testosterone and adult neurogenesis. Biomolecules. 10: 225, doi:10.3390/biom10020225

Jaeger, E.C.B.*, L.E. Miller*, E.C. Goins*, C.E. Super*, C.U. Chyr*, J.W. Lower*, L.S. Honican*, D.E. Morrison*, R.A. Ramdev*, and M.D. Spritzer. 2020. Testosterone replacement causes dose-dependent improvements in spatial memory among aged male rats.  Psychoneuoendocrinology, 113: 104550. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2019.104550.

2019

Carroll C.M.*, Hsiang H.*, Snyder S.*, Forsberg J.*, and Dash M.B. (2019). Cortical zeta-inhibitory peptide injection reduces local sleep need.  Sleep 42 (5), zsz028.

Hernandez Cordero A.I., Gonzales N.M., Parker C.C., Sokoloff G., Vandenbergh D.J., Cheng R., Abney M., Skol A., Douglas A., Palmer A.A., Gregory J.S., Lionikas A. 2019. Genome-wide associations reveal human-mouse genetic convergence and novel modifiers of myogenesis, CPNE1 and STC2. American Journal of Human Genetics 105: 1-15.

2018

Yuan J.T.*, Gatti D.M., Philip V.M., Kasparek S. *, Kreuzman A.M. *, Mansky B. *, Sharif K. *, Taterra D. *, Taylor W.M. *, Thomas M. *, Ward J.O., Holmes A., Chesler E.J., Parker C.C. 2018. Genome-wide association for testis weight in the diversity outbred mouse population. Mammalian Genome 29: 310-324.

2017 

Parker C.C., Dickson P.E., Philip V.M., Thomas M. *, Chesler E.J. 2017. Systems genetic analysis in GeneNetwork.org. Current Protocols in Neuroscience 79: 8.39.1 – 8.39.20.

2016

Spritzer, M.D., M.G. Curtis*, J.P. DeLoach*, J. Maher*, and L.M. Shulman*. 2016. Sexual interactions with unfamiliar females reduce hippocampal neurogenesis among adult male rats. Neuroscience, 318: 143-156

2014

Leanne M. Shulman*, Mark D. Spritzer 2014. Changes in sexual behavior and testosterone levels of males rats in response to daily interactions with estrus females. Physiology and Behavior 133: 8-13.

2013

Mark D. Spritzer, Elliott C. Fox*, Gregory D. Larsen*, Christopher G. Batson*, Benjamin A. Wagner*, and Jack Maher*. 2013. Testosterone influences spatial strategy preferences among adult male rats. Hormones and Behavior. 63: 800-812.

2012

Giammattei, J.*, & Arndt, J. (2012). Hemispheric asymmetries in the activation and monitoring of memory errors. Brain and Cognition80, 7-14.

2011

Spritzer, M.D., E. Ibler*, W. Inglis*, and M.G. Curtis*. In press.  Testosterone and social isolation influence adult neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus of male rats.  Neuroscience (2011)

Spritzer, M.D., E.D. Daviau*, M.K. Coneeny*, S.M. Engelman*, W.T. Prince*, K.N. Rodriguez-Wisdom*. 2011. Effects of testosterone on spatial learning and memory in adult male rats. Hormones and Behavior, 59: 484-496.

Presentations

denotes undergraduate student co-author

2020

C.C. Parker, P. Kumar*, C. Montgomery*, M. Dai*, O. Peterson*, A. Spiro*, A.A. Palmer. 2020. Measuring negative affective withdrawal in CFW mice: Implications for GWAS. NIDA Genetics Consortium Meeting, Rockville, MD, USA.

2019

M.D. Spritzer, K.J. Zhang*, R.A. Ramdev*, N.J. Tuta*. 2019. Dose-dependent effects of testosterone on spatial learning strategies and brain-derived neurotrophic in male rats. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

K.A. Waddell*, M.W. Caminear*, V.M. Philip, D.M. Gatti, A. Holmes, E.J. Chesler, C.C. Parker. 2019. Genome-wide association for body weight in the diversity outbred population. Complex Trait Consortium, San Diego, CA, USA.

2018

J.T. Yuan* , D.M. Gatti, V.M. Philip , S. Kasparek*, A.M. Kreuzman*, B. Mansky*, K. Sharif*, D. Taterra*, W.M. Taylor*, M. Thomas*, J.O. Ward, A. Holmes, E.J. Chesler, C.C. Parker. 2018. Genome-wide association for testis weight in the diversity outbred mouse population.  Population, Evolutionary and Quantitative Genetics Meeting, Madison, WI, USA.

J. Do*, R. Ambachew*, P. Kumar*, E. Masias*, K. Sharif*, M. Thomas*, K. Wilson*, J. Yuan*, C.C. Parker. 2018. Measuring negative affective withdrawal in CFW mice: A GWAS pilot study. NIDA Genetics Consortium Meeting, Rockville, MD, USA.

E. Masias*, T. Wilcox, E. Busch, S. Kasparek*, D. Kreuzman*, B. Mansky*, S. Masneuf, E. Sagalyn, K. Sharif*, D. Taterra*, W. Taylor*, M. Thomas*, E.J. Chesler, A. Holmes, C. C. Parker. 2018. Genome-wide mapping of ethanol sensitivity in the Diversity Outbred mouse population. UVM Neuroscience, Behavior and Health Research Forum, Burlington, VT, USA.

K. Wilson*, D. Gatti, T. Wilcox, E. Busch, S. Kasparek*, D. Kreuzman*, B. Mansky*, S. Masneuf, E. Sagalyn, K. Sharif*, D. Taterra*, W. Taylor*, M. Thomas*, E.J. Chesler, A. Holmes, C.C. Parker. 2018. Genome-wide mapping of conditioned fear in the Diversity Outbred mouse population. UVM Neuroscience, Behavior and Health Research Forum, Burlington, VT, USA.

J. Do*, R. Ambachew*, P. Kumar*, E. Masias*, K. Sharif*, M. Thomas*, K. Wilson*, J. Yuan*, C.C. Parker. 2018. Behavioral Categorization of Outbred Mice for d-Amphetamine Withdrawal: A GWAS Pilot Study. UVM Neuroscience, Behavior and Health Research Forum, Burlington, VT, USA.

2017

*Delattre, B. & Collaer, M.L. 2017. Capoeira: The relationship of an Afro-Brazilian cooperative movement art to state anxiety, state self-efficacy, and prosocial behavior tendencies. Presentation at conference: Movement: Brain, Body, Cognition. Oxford, UK.

 *Pil, B.C. & Collaer, M.L. 2017. Is emotion a moderating factor in stress effects? Presentation at the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology meeting. Long Beach, CA.

C.C. Parker, V.M. Philip, L. Kuffler, D. Gatti, T. Wilcox, E. Busch, S. Masneuf, E. Sagalyn, E.J. Chesler, A. Holmes. 2017. Using genome-wide association and RNA sequencing in Diversity Outbred mice to identify genes associated with ethanol-related traits. American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Palm Springs, CA, USA.

J. Do*, R. Ambachew*, P. Kumar*, E. Masias*, K. Sharif*, M. Thomas*, K. Wilson*, J. Yuan*, C.C. Parker. 2017.  Behavioral characterization of outbred mice for d-amphetamine withdrawal: A GWAS pilot study. Society for Neuroscience, Washington DC, USA.

K. Wilson*, D. Gatti, T. Wilcox, E. Busch, S. Kasparek*, D. Kreuzman*, B. Mansky*, S. Masneuf, E. Sagalyn, K. Sharif*, D. Taterra*, W. Taylor*, M. Thomas*, E.J. Chesler, A. Holmes, C.C. Parker. 2017. Genome-wide mapping of conditioned fear in the Diversity Outbred mouse population. Society for Neuroscience, Washington DC, USA. 

E. Masias*, T. Wilcox, E. Busch, S. Kasparek*, D. Kreuzman*, B. Mansky*, S. Masneuf, E. Sagalyn, K. Sharif*, D. Taterra*, W. Taylor*, M. Thomas*, E.J. Chesler, A. Holmes, C. C. Parker. 2017. Genome-wide mapping of ethanol sensitivity in the Diversity Outbred mouse population. Society for Neuroscience, Washington DC, USA. 

C.C. Parker, D. Gatti, T. Wilcox, E. Busch, S. Kasparek*, A. Kreuzman*, B. Mansky*, S. Masneuf, E. Sagalyn, K. Sharif*, D. Taterra*, W. Taylor*, M. Thomas*, A. Holmes, E.J. Chesler. 2017. Genome-wide mapping of ethanol sensitivity in the Diversity Outbred mouse population. Complex Trait Consortium, Memphis, TN, USA.

C.C. Parker, D. Gatti, T. Wilcox, E. Busch, S. Kasparek*, A. Kreuzman*, B. Mansky*, S. Masneuf, E. Sagalyn, K. Sharif*, D. Taterra*, W. Taylor*, M. Thomas*, E.J. Chesler, A. Holmes. 2017. Genome-wide mapping of conditioned fear in the Diversity Outbred mouse population. International Behavioral and Neural Genetics Society, Madrid, Spain.

2016

Poster on the Hill, 2016:  Kristin Knutzen (2016) presented:  The Neurosurgeon’s Dilemma: Predicting Cerebral Aneurysm Development and Treatment Outcomes.  Knutzen, Kristin*,  Tom Root and Dr. Robert J. Singer (Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center). 

Valle Flores, D.*, Xu, I.*, Smith Randle, T.*, & Arndt, J. (2016). Integrative item-context encoding increases font match effects for true and false memories. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, MA.

Parker C.C., Gatti D., Wilcox T., Busch E., Kasparek S.*, Kreuzman A.*, Mansky B.*, Masneuf S, Sagalyn E, Sharif K.*, Taterra D.*, Taylor W.*, Thomas M.*, Chesler EJ, Holmes A. (2016). Genome-wide mapping of conditioned fear in the Diversity Outbred mouse population. American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Hollywood, FL, USA.

Parker C.C., Gatti D., Wilcox T., Busch E., Kasparek S.*, Kreuzman A.*, Mansky B.*, Masneuf S, Sagalyn E, Sharif K.*, Taterra D.*, Taylor W.*, Thomas M.*, Chesler EJ, Holmes A. (2016). Genome-wide mapping of ethanol sensitivity in the Diversity Outbred mouse population. NIDA Genetics Consortium Meeting, Rockville, MD, USA.

Kreuzman A.*, Wilcox T., Gatti D., Busch E., Kasparek S.*, Mansky B.*, Masneuf S., Sagalyn E., Sharif K.*, Taterra D.*, Taylor W.*, Thomas M.*, Chesler E.J., Holmes A., Parker C.C. (2016). Identifying genes associated with conditioned fear in the Diversity Outbred mouse population using a forward genetic, genome-wide approach. International Behavioral and Neural Genetics Society, Bar Harbor, ME, USA.

Kasparek S.*, Wilcox T., Gatti D., Busch E., Funsten E.*, Kreuzman D.*, Mansky B.*, Masneuf  S., Sagalyn E., Sharif K.*, Taterra D.*, Taylor W.*, Thomas M.*, Holmes A., Chesler E.J., Parker C.C. (2016). Genome-wide mapping of ethanol sensitivity in the Diversity Outbred mouse population. International Behavioral and Neural Genetics Society, Bar Harbor, ME, USA.

Kasparek S.*, Wilcox T., Gatti D., Busch E., Kreuzman D.*, Mansky B.*, Masneuf  S., Sagalyn E., Sharif K.*, Taterra D.*, Taylor W.*, Thomas M.*, Holmes A., Chesler E.J., Parker C.C. (2016). Preliminary QTL Mapping Suggests Candidate Regions for Ethanol-Induced Phenotypes in the Diversity Outbred Mouse Population. UVM Neuroscience, Behavior and Health Research Forum, Burlington, VT, USA.

Kreuzman A.*, Wilcox T., Gatti D., Busch E., Kasparek S.*, Mansky B.*, Masneuf S., Sagalyn E., Sharif K.*, Taterra D.*, Taylor W.*, Thomas M.*, Chesler E.J., Holmes A., Parker C.C. (2016). Identifying genes associated with fear in mice using a forward genetic approach. UVM Neuroscience, Behavior and Health Research Forum, Burlington, VT, USA.

Miller, L.E.*, V.C., Braddick*, C.U. Chyr*, E.C. Goins*, and M.D. Spritzer.  2016. Testing the effects of testosterone and age on spatial memory in male rats using an object location memory task. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting.

Spritzer, M.D., A.E. Casler*, S.M. Engelman*, J.E. Georgakas*, E.C.B. Jaeger*, L.R. Nelson*, A.P, W.T. Prince*, E.A. Roy*, and B.A. Wagner*. 2016. Wild-caught meadow voles show seasonal changes in cell proliferation, neurogenesis, and cell death within the hippocampus. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting

2015

Mansky, B.*, T. Taylor*, D. Taterra, C.C. Parker 2015. Variation in ethanol sensitivity in the Diversity Outbred mouse population: implications for genome-wide association mapping. UVM Neuroscience, Behavior and Health Research Forum, Burlington, VT, USA.

Taylor T.*, B. Manksy *, D. Taterra*, C.C. Parker 2015. Identifying genes that contribute to fear in mice: a novel, forward genetic approach that may have implications with PTSD in humans. UVM Neuroscience, Behavior and Health Research Forum, Burlington, VT, USA.

L.S. Honican*, J. Burrill, A.E. Casler*, J.E. Georgakas*, D.S. Adams, M.D. Spritzer. 2015.  Potential memory restorative effects of a neurotrophic factor mimetic in an aged, transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting.

Spritzer, M.D., C. E. Super*. 2015. Effects of testosterone and age on spatial memory and BDNF in male rats.  Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting.

2014

Cullen, B.H.*, C.G. Batson*, S.C. Spillane*, B.A. Wagner*, M.D. Spritzer. 2014. Testosterone replacement restores spatial working memory in castrated adult male rats. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting.

Rungratsameetaweemana, N.* & Arndt, J. (2014). The Influence of Internal and External Arousal on Memory. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, CA.

Spritzer, M.D., K.M.K. Calhoun*, E.A. Roy*, Z.E. Schneider-Lynch*, J. M. Barker, L.A.M. Galea. 2014. Effects of testosterone on stages of neural development in the dentate gyrus of adult male rats. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting.

2013

Breton, J.*, Wasserman, S.*, Wieboldt, J.*, Boxwala, M.*, Newman, H.*, Rungratsameetaweemana, N.*, Woodworth, H.*, & Arndt, J. (2013). The influence of testing on relational and item-specific information. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto, ON.

Spritzer, M.D., K.T. Grafmiller*, S.M. Engelman*. (2013). Effects of sexual interactions on neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus of adult male rats. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting

2012

Bennion, K.*, Appelson, J.*, Wasserman, S.*, & Breton, J.* & Arndt, J. (2012). The role of recollection in producing the testing effect. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Pittsburgh, PA.

Batson, C.G*., B.A Wagner*, J. Maher*, E.C. Fox*, and M.D. Spritzer. (2012). Testosterone level influences spatial strategies used by adult male rats. Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Annual Meeting.

*Seybolt, M., *Clarke, H. and Collaer, M.L. 2012. Acute stress relaxes moral judgments of behaviors intended to harm.  Presentation at the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Annual Meeting. Madison, WI

Spritzer, M.D., M.G. Curtis*, J.P. Stern*, J. Maher*, and L.M. Shulman*. (2012). Sexual interactions with unfamiliar females reduce hippocampal neurogenesis among adult male rats. Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Annual Meeting.

2011

Arndt, J., Hyatt, A.*, Dethier, D.*, Whitaker, E.*, Hommel, N.*, & Boxwala, M.* (2011). Forward association strength and false memory. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Seattle, WA.

Collaer, M.L., *Weinstein, S.J., *Chock, M.G., and Richardson, A.  (May 2011) Stress influences spatial knowledge, strategies, and attention, as well as moral judgments.  Presentation at the annual conference of the Association for Psychological Science,  Washington DC.

*Seybolt, M. and Collaer, M.L.  2011. Moral judgments in relation to stress and sex.  Presentation at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting. Washington, DC.

Shasha, C.*, Hommel, N.*, Dede, A.*, Whitaker, E.*, Corbett, K.*, & Arndt, J. (2011). The role of associations in producing false memories. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association. Cambridge, MA.

Spritzer, M.D.,E.C. Fox*, G.D. Larsen*. 2011. Effects of testosterone on spatial strategies used by adult male rats. Joint meeting of the Animal Behavior Society and International Ethological Conference.

2010

Bacon, E.*, Corbett, K.*, Dede, A.*, Shasha, C.*, Bennion, K.*, Guillet, R.*, & Arndt, J. (2010). The impact of emotion on source memory. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Brooklyn, NY.

Tomasko, J.*, Galgano, J.*, & Arndt, J. (2010). Comparing strategies to reduce the social misinformation effect. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Brooklyn, NY.

Bennion, K.* & Arndt, J. (2010). The testing effect in multiple-choice recognition of word pairs. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

Bacon, E.* & Arndt, J. (2010). Perceptual representations do not underlie false memories. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

Dede, A.*, Shasha, C.*, Dorot, S.*, Corbett, K.*, & Arndt, J.* (2010). Association directionality and false recognition. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, St. Louis, MO.

Collaer, M.L., Richardson, A.E., *Meyer, T.S., *Powers, M.E.  (May 28, 2010) Spatial navigation and spatial attention relate to cortisol changes.  Presentation at the annual conference of the Association for Psychological Science,  Boston, MA.

Spritzer, M.D.,M.G. Curtis*, L.M. Shulman*. 2010. Interactions with novel sexual partners reduce hippocampal neurogenesis compared to repeated interactions with the same sexual partner among adult male rats. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting.

Spritzer, M.D.,M.K. Coneeny*, S.M. Engelman*, W.T. Prince*. 2010. Prolonged exposure to testosterone improves spatial learning in male rats. Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Annual Meeting.