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Assistant Professor
Psychology and Neuroscience

Michael V. Baratta, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. Dr. Baratta’s research program focuses on stress resilience – what promotes it and how. Using an animal model of coping, along with complementary targeting and readout strategies, ongoing work addresses the role of distinct neural circuits in mediating the stress-buffering effects of coping. Current projects also examine the processes by which the impact of coping with stress generalizes to future challenges, including those that involve fear, dominance, and other motivational states.



Fallon IP, Tanner MK, Greenwood BN, Baratta MV (2020). Sex differences in resilience: Experiential factors and their mechanisms. European Journal of Neuroscience, 52(1), 2530-2547. DOI: 10.1111/ejn.14639

Baratta MV & Maier SF (2019). New tools for understanding coping and resilience. Neuroscience Letters, 693, 54-57. DOI: 10.1016/j.neulet.2017.09.049

Baratta MV, Kodandaramaiah SB, Monahan PE, Yao J, Weber MD, Lin PA, Gisabella B, Petrossian N, Amat J, Kim K, Yang A, Forest CR, Boyden ES, Goosens KA (2016). Stress enables reinforcement-elicited serotonergic consolidation of fear memory. Biological Psychiatry, 79(10), 814-822. DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2015.06.025