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Profile IntroductionMood and anxiety disorders are more likely to occur in women, yet most mouse models focus on males. Using the monogamous California mouse, Dr. Trainor studies the effects of stress on the brain and behavior. His research finds that males and females adapt to social stress using different behavioral strategies. He uses immunohistochemistry, sequencing/PCR, and pharmacology to study how a variety of neurotrophin, neurotransmitter, and neuropeptide systems mediate behavioral responses to stress.
|2003||PhD||Psychology||University of Wisconsin|
|1998||MS||Biological Sciences||University of Nebraska|
|1996||BS||Biology||University of Texas|
-Effects of social stress on behavior -Sex differences in behavior -
Department and Center Affiliations
CBS Grad Group Affiliations
Specialties / Focus
- Physiology and Behavior
- Reproductive Physiology
- Behavioral Physiology
- Comparative Physiology
Graduate Groups not Housed in CBS
- Steinman, M. Q., Laredo, S. A., Lopez, E. L., Manning, C. E., Hao, R., Doig, I. E., Campi, K. L., Flowers, A. E., Knight, J. K., Trainor, B. C. (2015). Hypothalamic vasopressin systems are more sensitive to the long term effects of social defeat in males versus females. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 51, 122-134.
Laredo, S. A., Steinman, M. Q., Robles, C. F., Ferrer, E. & Trainor, B. C. 2015. Effects of defeat
stress on behavioral flexibility in males and females: modulation by the mu-opioid receptor.
- Greenberg, G. D., Laman-Maharg, A., Campi, K. L., Voigt, H., Orr, V. N. & Trainor, B. C. (2014). Sex differences in stress-induced social withdrawal: role of brain derived neurotrophic factor in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 7, 223.
- Campi, K. L., Greenberg, G. D., Kapoor, A., Ziegler, T. E. & Trainor, B. C. (2014). Sex differences in effects of D1 dopamine receptors on social withdrawal. Neuropharmacology, 77, 208-216.
- Trainor, B. C., Takahashi, E. Y., Campi, K. L., Florez, S. A., Greenberg, G. D., Laman-Maharg, A., Laredo, S. A., Orr, V. N., Silva, A. L. and Steinman, M. Q. 2013. Sex differences in stress- induced social withdrawal: independence from adult gonadal hormones and inhibition of female phenotype by corncob bedding. Hormones and Behavior, 63, 543-550.
- Trainor B. C. (2011). Stress responses and the mesolimbic dopamine system: social contexts and sex differences. Hormones and Behavior, 60, 457-469. (cover article)