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Current Lab Group

				Jazmine Yaeger 16 Jazmine Yaeger - PhD Student - Nanotechnology and Neuroscience Networks Fellow
				Kevin KruppKevin Krupp - MS Student
				Benard Onserio - MS Student				
				Tangi R Summers, MATangi Summers - Research Associate
				Cliff H Summers, PhDCliff Summers - PI                

Undergraduate researchers: Ben Jacobs 2017-, Nathan Jones 2017-, Carter Kerber 2017-, Mary Leopold 2017-, Lauren Mattison 2018- Kailyn Mutsch 2017-, Christian Roeder 2017-, Evan Rolling 2017-, Alyssa Zirpel 2018-

Selected PhD Student Publications          
Arendt DH, J Hassell, Hao Li, JK Achua, DJ Guarnieri, RJ DiLeone, PJ Ronan, and CH Summers 2014 Anxiolytic function of the orexin 2 / 
	hypocretin A receptor in the basolateral amygdala. Psychoneuroendocrinology 40C: 17-26

Carpenter RE and CH Summers 2009 Learning strategies during fear conditioning Neurobiology of Learning and Memory 91: 415-423

Korzan WJ, E Höglund, MJ Watt, GL Forster, Ø Øverli, JL Lukkes and CH Summers 2007 Memory of opponents is more potent than visual sign 
	stimuli after social hierarchy has been established. Behav Brain Res 183: 31-42

Robertson JM†, JK Achua†, JP Smith†, MA Prince, CD Staton, PJ Ronan, TR Summers, CH Summers 2017 Anxious behavior induces elevated 
	hippocampal Cb2 receptor gene expression.  Neuroscience 352: 273-284 

Ronan PJ, MP Gaikowski, SJ Hamilton, KJ Buhl and CH Summers 2007 Ammonia causes decreased brain monoamines in fathead minnows (Pimephales 
	promelas). Brain Res 1147: 184-191

Smith JP, MA Prince, JK Achua, JM Robertson, RT Anderson, PJ Ronan, and CH Summers 2016 Intensity of anxiety is modified via complex 
	integrative stress circuitries. Psychoneuroendocrinology 63: 351-361

Ten Eyck, GR, PJ Ronan, KJ Renner and CH Summers 2005 Serotonin metabolism in directly developing frog embryos during paternal care. 
	Neurosci Lett 388: 100-105

Waters RP, M Rivalan, D Bangasser, J Deussing, M Ising, SK Wood, F Holsboer, CH Summers 2015 Evidence for the role of 
	corticotropin-releasing factor in major depression disorder Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews 63: 351-361
A complete listing of Lab publications

Summers' Lab Alumni

Postdoctoral Fellows, Research Associates,and Research Asstistant Professors

Gina Forster - Professor Otago Uni NZGina Forster, Ph.D.2002-2005 Michael J. WattMichael Watt, Ph.D. 2002-2006 Øyvind ØverliØyvind Øverli, PhD 2001-2003
Erik HöglundErik Höglund, PhD 2001-2002 NeuralEarl T. Larson, PhD 1995-1996 ZippyJohn M. Matter, PhD 1994-1995

Ph.D. Students

James M RobertsonJames M. Robertson 2014-2016
Justin Smith Justin P. Smith, Ph.D. 2008-2014, David Arendt David H. Arendt, Ph.D. 2007-2013, Russ Carpenter Russ E. Carpenter, Ph.D. 2004-2009
Whitney M. Meyer 2001-2002, Jodi L LukkesJodi Lukkes Ph.D. 2003-2007, Wayne R. Parrish Waters, Ph.D. 2002-2007
Wayne Wayne J. Korzan, Ph.D. 2000-2004, Pat Patrick J. Ronan, Ph.D. -2000, Gary R. Ten Eyck Gary R. Ten Eyck, Ph.D. 1994-1997

Masters Students

Clarissa D StatonClarissa Staton 2015-2018, Justin AchuaJustin K. Achua, M.S. 2013-2016
Torrie SummersTorrie Summers, PhD 2010-2011, Travis J. Ling, MBA, MS 2005-2007 Aaron Prestbo Aaron Prestbo, MA, MD 1998-2000
Wayne Wayne J. Korzan, M.A., Ph.D. 1998-1999 Troy Gust Troy Gust, MA, MD 1997-1998, David Kappenman, MD 1997-1998
Aaron Emerson Aaron J. Emerson, M.A., J.D. Jen McKay, MA, MD 1994-1996 PatPatrick J. Ronan, MA, PhD 1994-1995
Chico BlancoTom Andrews, M.A. Mark GaikowskiMark Gaikowski, M.A. Teresa L. Grant, M.N.S


Fadi Haroun 2016-2017, Delan Khalid 2016-2017, Tyler Seidal 2016-2017
Melissa Pratt (nee Prince)Melissa Pratt, Brandon Meyerink,
Ray Anderson, Connor Donohoe, Justin Achua 2012-2013, Renita Goetz -2013, Zach Orr 2012-2013,
Kevin Oliver 2010-2012, Amber Groninger 2010, Tyler Brown 2010, Michael Wager 2010, Dylan Grau 2009-2010,
Blair Research Project: Alicia Arens, Josh Cope, Megan Dirks,
Joel Farmer, Ernie Christensen, Ben Shumaker, Travis La Brake, Maria Martin,
Christie Nicholas, Meredith Flynn, emailDan Dennison, emailJesse Kampshoff, emailKyle Potter, email.gifDustin Snelling, emailStephanie Theel, emailScott Keckler, emailTraci Sevigny, email Sarah ScottSarah M. Scott, email.gif Amy L. Haupert (Hunter), M.D., ball.gif Alison F. Chinn, emailPaul A. Deck, email.gif Lacy Claeys (Adams), D.D.S., email Paige Nelson 94-96, email Kim Mark, M.A., M.D., Stephanie Bent, Megan Lavin, ball.gif Jennifer Klein, ball.gif Denise A. Luna (Suedkamp), emailLeo Flynn, M.D., email Pete Hofmann, M.D.

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