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Galea, Liisa

Core Area(s): Behavioural Neuroscience

Research Interests
Hormonal control of adult hippocampal neurogenesis; behavioural correlates of adult neurogensis; hormonal control of learning and memory; sex differences in the neural and behavioural response to stress; animal models of depression.

Courses Taught
PSYC 460 Behav. Neuroendocrin

Representative Publications
Pawluski, J.L., Walker, S.K., and Galea, L.A.M. (2006). Reproductive experience differentially affects spatial reference and working memory performance in the mother. Hormones and Behavior, 49, 143-149. IF: 3.789 [HELP/BC Ministry]

Pawluski, J.L., and Galea, L.A.M. (2006). Hippocampal morphology is differentially affected by reproductive experience. Journal of Neurobiology. 66, 71-81. COVER ART IF: 4.209 [HELP/BC Ministry]

Mazzucco C.A., Lieblich, S.E., Bingham, B.I., Williamson, M.A., Viau V. and Galea, L.A.M. (2006). Both ER? and ER? agonists enhance hippocampal cell proliferation in the female rat. Neuroscience,141,1793-800. IF: 3.427 [CIHR]

Brummelte, S., Pawluski, J.L. and Galea, L.A.M. (2006).High postpartum levels of corticosterone given to dams influence postnatal neurogenesis and behaviour of offspring: A model of post-partum stress and possible depression. Hormones and Behavior, 50, 370-382. IF: 3.789 [NARSAD]

Sinopoli, K.J., Floresco, S.B. and Galea, L.A.M. (2006). Systemic and local
administration of estradiol into the prefrontal cortex or hippocampus
differentially alters working memory. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory,
86, 293-304. [NSERC] IF: 3.593

Spritzer, M.D., and Galea, L.A.M. (2007). Testosterone and Dihydrotestosterone, but not Estradiol, Enhance Hippocampal Neurogenesis in Adult Male Rats. Developmental Neurobiology, 67, 1321-1333. IF: 4.209 [CIHR]

Epp, J.R., Spritzer, M.D., Galea L.A.M. (2007) Hippocampus-dependent learning promotes survival of new neurons in the dentate gyrus at a specific time during cell maturation. Neuroscience, 149, 273-285. IF: 3.427 [NSERC]

Pawluski, J.L. and Galea, L.A.M. (2007). Reproductive experience alters hippocampal neurogenesis during the postpartum period in the dam. Neuroscience, 149, 53-67. IF: 3.427 [CIHR]

Galea, L.A.M. (2008). Gonadal Hormone Modulation of Neurogenesis in the Dentate Gyrus of Adult Male and Female Rodents. Brain Research Reviews, 57, 332-41. IF:5.595 [CIHR]

Green, AD., & Galea, L.A.M. (in press February 22, 2008). Adult Hippocampal
Cell Proliferation is suppressed with estrogen withdrawal after a hormone-simulated pregnancy. Hormones and Behavior. IF: 3.789 [NARSAD] COVER ART

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