Heidi E. W. Day

Psychology and Neuroscience; Member of the Center for Neuroscience

Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Campus Box 345
Muen. E242
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0345

email: heididay@psych.colorado.edu
Phone: 303-735-3815
FAX: 303-492-2967
Website: http://psych.colorado.edu/~heididay

Dr. Day received her Ph.D. in 1994 from Cambridge University, England. She spent 5 years as a post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Huda Akil at the University of Michigan, where she became interested in the neural circuitry involved in stress responsiveness. She joined the Psychology Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder in the Fall of 1999 as a research associate in Dr. Serge Campeau's laboratory. She has been a member of the Society for Neuroscience since 1995.

Dr. Day's research has continued to focus on understanding the neural circuitry underlying stress responses. Currently she is investigating the circuitry involved in the hormonal response to exposure psychological stress, using the model of exposure to a predator odor in rat. In particular, Dr Day has a special interest in the central nucleus of the amygdala and related bed nucleus of the stria terminalis, structures associated with emotional processing, and their response to psychological stress.

Selected Publications:

Day, H.E.W., Badiani, A., Uslaner, J.M., Oates, M.M., Vittoz, N.M., Robinson, T.E., Watson, S.J. and Akil, H. (2001) Environmental novelty differentially affects c-fos mRNA expression induced by amphetamine or cocaine in subregions of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis and amygdala. J. Neurosci., 21, 732 740

Day, H.E.W., Curran, E.J., Watson S.J. and Akil, H. (1999) Distinct neurochemical populations in the rat central nucleus of the amygdala and bed nucleus of the stria terminalis: evidence for their selective activation by interleukin-1beta. J. Comp. Neurol., 413, 113-128

Day, H.E.W., Campeau, S, Watson, S.J. and Akil, H. (1999) Expression of alpha-1b adrenoceptor mRNA in corticotropin-releasing hormone-containing cells of the rat hypothalamus and its regulation by corticosterone. J. Neurosci., 19, 10098-10106.