Sex Matters: Interplay of neonatal paternal deprivation and adult stress in the biparental California mouse (Peromyscus californicus)
School of Neuroscience Innovators Seminar Series
Erica R. Glasper, Ph. D., Department of Psychology, University of Maryland
- Public Neuroscience Seminar
- Fralin Auditorium
- Wednesday, October 9, 2019
- 11:00 AM – 12:00pm
Early-life stress confers vulnerability for distal effects on psychiatric illnesses and impaired cognition. Traditional rodent studies study early-life stress using prolonged disrupted mother-offspring relationships. Dr. Glasper will present findings using the California mouse (Peromyscus californicus), a biparental rodent species that requires paternal care for offspring survival and typical development. Using paternal deprivation, her research elucidates the sex-specific effects of early-life stress and later-life chronic stress on stress axis vulnerability and cognitive function.