Heidi Day
Senior Instructor
Psychology and Neuroscience

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


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 is now a Senior Instructor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and as such does not supervise graduate students.

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 Ì 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.