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Andrea Stathopoulos, Ph.D.

Andrea StathopoulosVisiting Assistant Professor of Biology
Physiology
stathopoulosa@wittenberg.edu
(937) 327-6389

Education:

  • B.A. DePauw University (Biology major, Psychology minor) 2010
  • Ph.D. Florida State University (Program in Neuroscience) 2015

Research Interests:

Trained in neuroendocrine physiology, Dr. Stathopoulos' studies have focused on fertility hormones in female rodents. Specifically, she has examined the hypothalamic control of rhythmic prolactin release. Dopamine, oxytocin, VIP, and dynorphin are all involved in its semicircadian regulation. She is also interested in how neuronal exposure to changing reproductive hormone levels affect aspects of behavior and cognition.

Recent publications:

  • Stathopoulos AM, Helena CV, Cristancho-Gordo R, Gonzalez-Iglesias AE, Bertram R. (2016) Influence of dynorphin on estradiol- and cervical stimulation-induced prolactin surges in ovariectomized rats. Endocrine. 53(2): 585-94.

  • Helena CV, Toporikova N, Kalil B, Stathopoulos AM, Pogrebna VV, Carolino RO, Anselmo-Franci JA, Bertram R. (2015) KNDy neurons modulate the magnitude of steroid-induced luteinizing hormone surges in ovariectomized rats. Endocrinology. 156(11): 4200-13

  • Corthell JT, Stathopoulos AM, Watson CC, Bertram R, Trombley PQ. (2013) Olfactory bulb monoamine concentrations vary with time of day. Neurosci. 247: 234-41.

  • Ghosal K, Stathopoulos A, Thomas D, Phenis D, Vitek MP, Pimplikar SW. (2013) The apolipoprotein-E mimetic COG112 protects amyloid precursor protein intracellular domain-overexpressing animals from Alzheimer's disease-like pathological features. Neurodegener Dis. 12(1): 51-8.

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