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Associate Professor
Integrative Physiology

Office: Ramaley N189   
Fax: 303-492-6778

Our main focus is the neural mechanisms underlying stress-related physiology and emotional behavior with a focus on the role of serotonergic systems. Current projects address four main topics:

  1. Mechanisms of corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) and CRF-related neuropeptides underlying control of acute and chronic anxiety states
  2. Effects on serotonergic systems, physiology, and emotional behavior by
    • glucocorticoid hormones
    • thermal signals
    • peripheral immune activation (with a focus on the microbiome-gut-brain axis)