Robert Hammack, M.S.
Robert is studying the how physiological stressors effect contextual fear memory by modulating synaptic strength in the basolateral amygdala. The latter is hypothesized to critically involve stress-related release of serotonin in the basolateral amygdala and its regulation by serotonin transporters.
Research Topics: Fear circuity, serotonin, and stress
Browne CA, Hammack R, Lucki I. Dysregulation of the Lateral Habenula in Major Depressive Disorder. Front Synaptic Neurosci. 2018;10:46.
Queenan BN, Dunn RL, Santos VR, et al. Kappa opioid receptors regulate hippocampal synaptic homeostasis and epileptogenesis. Epilepsia. 2017;59(1):106-122.
Santos VR, Kobayashi I, Hammack R, et al. Impact of strain, sex, and estrous cycle on gamma butyrolactone-evoked absence seizure in rats. Epilepsy Research. 2018;147: 62-70.
M.S., Pharmacology, Georgetown University
B.S., Chemistry, Concordia University Chicago