Jennifer Bonner is an Assistant Professor in Biology and received her Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in Neuroscience. For her dissertation, she focused on axon guidance mechanisms during development. Her postdoctoral research was done at the University of Utah, where she investigated how cells determine their positional identity within the spinal cord, an important step necessary for neuronal differentiation and subsequent wiring of the nervous system. At Skidmore, Jennifer is focusing her research on understanding how individual neurons can navigate to their targets. She is using genetic and gene knock down technology to dissect the functional roles of individual axon guidance molecules. [email | web site]
Bonner J, Gribble SL, Veien ES, Nikolaus OB, Weidinger G, Dorsky RI. Proliferation and patterning are mediated independently in the dorsal spinal cord downstream of canonical Wnt signaling. Dev Biol. 2008 Jan 1;313(1):398-407.
Lewis J L, Bonner J, Modrell M, Ragland JW, Moon RT, Dorsky RI, Raible DW. Reiterated Wnt signaling during zebrafish neural crest development. Development. 2004 Mar;131(6):1299-308.
Bonner J, Gerrow KA, O'Connor TP. The tibial-1 pioneer pathway: an in vivo model for neuronal outgrowth and guidance. Methods Cell Biol. 2003;71:171-93.
Bonner J, Auld V, O'Connor T. Migrating mesoderm establish a uniform distribution of laminin in the developing grasshopper embryo. Dev Biol. 2002 Sep 1;249(1):57-73.
Bonner J, O'Connor TP. The permissive cue laminin is essential for growth cone turning in vivo. J Neurosci. 2001 Dec 15;21(24):9782-91.
Bonner J, O'Connor TP. Semaphorin function in the developing invertebrate peripheral nervous system. Biochem Cell Biol. 2000;78(5):603-11.
David Domozych, Professor of Biology, received his Ph.D. in botany from Miami University, and was a postdoctoral research fellow in plant biology at Cornell University. At Skidmore, his research focuses on plant cell walls, cell wall secretory mechanisms and the role of green algae in freshwater biofilms. His primary research tools include electron and confocal microscopy, cryofixation, immunocytochemical labeling, high-resolution light microscopy and biochemistry. Recently his lab isolated and characterized cell wall proteins, profilin, actin and myosin from the green alga Closterium, and used immunological techniques to locate the synthesis/transport of these materials within the cell. Director of the Skidmore College Microscopy Imaging Center (SMIC), Dr. Domozych teaches the biological electron microscopy course within the neuroscience major. [email | web site]
Domozych, D.S., Kort, S*., Benton, S.* and Yu, T.* (2005) The extracellular polymeric substance of the green alga Penium margaritaceum and its role in biofilm formation. Biofilms 2: 129-144.
Domozych, D.S., Roberts, R*. Danyow, C*., Flitter, R.*, Smith, B.* and Providence, K. (2003) Plasmolysis, hechtian strand formation and localized membrane-wall adhesions in the desmid, Closterium acerosum (Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 39: 1194-1206.
Domozych, D.S., Serfis, A., Kiemle, S.N. and Gretz, M.R. 2006. The structure and biochemistry of charophycean cell walls: I. Pectins of Penium margaritaceum. Protoplasma 183: 615-632.
J. Linde, L. Morse and D. S. Domozych (2001) Calmodulin and its role in the secretory apparatus of the desmid, Closterium. International Journal of Plant Science 162, 15-27.
Domozych, D.S. 1999. Perturbation of the secretory network in Closterium acerosum by Na+ selective ionophores. Protoplasma 206, 41-56.
* = Skidmore Student
Denise Evert, Associate Professor in Psychology, received her Ph.D. in psychology from Princeton University. She also completed post-doctoral work in neuropsychology at Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine. During this time, her research focused on assessing alcohol-related cognitive decline in both non-Korsakoff and Korsakoff alcoholics, as well as assessing attentional processing impairments in patients with unilateral brain damage. Her research interests at Skidmore focus on the neuropsychology of attentional processing (specifically hemispheric specialization of spatial and object-based visual attention) and emotional processing in healthy undergraduates. She teaches neuroscience, neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience. [email]
Evert, D. L., & Kmen, M. (2003). Hemispheric asymmetries for global and local processing as a function of stimulus exposure duration. Brain and Cognition, 51(1), 115-142.
Evert, D. L., McGlinchey-Berroth, R., Verfaellie, M., & Milberg, W. P. (2003). Hemispheric asymmetries for selective attention apparent with increased task demands in healthy participants. Brain and Cognition, 53, 34-41.
Evert, D. L., & Oscar-Berman, M. (2001). Selective attentional processing and the right hemisphere: Effects of aging and alcoholism. Neuropsychology, 15(4), 452-461.
Oscar-Berman, M., & Evert, D. L. (1997). Alcoholic Korsakoff's syndrome. In P. D. Nussbaum (Ed.), Handbook of Neuropsychology and Aging, 201-215. New York: Plenum Press.
Evert, D. L., & Oscar-Berman, M. (1995). Alcohol-related cognitive impairments--An overview of how alcoholism may affect the workings of the brain. Alcohol Health & Research World, 19(2), 89-96.
Hugh J. Foley, Professor in Psychology, received his degree in experimental psychology with a concentration in perception from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He was on the faculty at Union College for ten years prior to joining the Skidmore faculty. His general research interests are in perception and memory, with specific interests in context effects on judgment, face perception, object recognition, and the role of effort in memory. He teaches courses in perception as well as introductory and advanced statistics, experimental methods, and introductory psychology. [email | web site]
Foley, M. A., & Foley, H. J. (in press). Source monitoring judgments about anagrams and their solutions: Evidence for the role of cognitive operations information in memory. Memory & Cognition. Accepted for publication.
Foley, M. A., Foley, H. J., *Durley, J. A., & *Maitner, A. T. (in press). Anticipating partners' responses: Examining item and source memory following interactive exchanges. Memory & Cognition. Accepted for publication.
Foley, H. J. (2005). At play in the fields of Academe. In T. A. Benson, C. Burke, A. Amdstadter, R. Siney, V. Hevern, B. Beins, & W. Buskist (Eds.), The Teaching of Psychology in Autobiography: Perspectives from Exemplary Psychology Teachers.
Foley, H. J. (2003). Carryover effect. Encyclopedia of research methods for the social sciences. Lewis-Beck, M., Bryman, A., & Liao, T. F. (Eds.) Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.
Foley, H. J. (2003). Counterbalancing. Encyclopedia of research methods for the social sciences. Lewis-Beck, M., Bryman, A., & Liao, T. F. (Eds.) Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.
Foley, H. J. (2003). F distribution. Encyclopedia of research methods for the social sciences. Lewis-Beck, M., Bryman, A., & Liao, T. F. (Eds.) Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.
Foley, M. A., Foley, H. J., & *Korenman, L. (2002). Adapting a memory framework (Source Monitoring) to the study of closure processes. Memory & Cognition. 30, 412-422.
Foley, M.A., Foley, H.J., & Cormier, K. ( 2000). Developmental comparisons of source monitoring abilities: A study of face identification. In K. Roberts & M.Blades, (Eds.), Children's source monitoring. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Matlin, M., & Foley, H.J. (1997). Sensation and Perception. New York: Allyn & Bacon.
Mary Ann Foley, Professor in Psychology (and Department Chair), received her degree in experimental psychology with a concentration in cognitive psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Her research interests focus on the study of cognitive processes in a variety of contexts. Most recently, her research focuses on such topics as children's memory confusions, the role of imaginal processing in remembering, factors influencing object recognition and self misattribution biases. She teaches courses in experimental psychology, cognition, seminars on autobiographical memory, memory and the courts, and an interdisciplinary course on Imagery and Imagination. [email]
Foley, M.A., Wozniak, K., & Gillum, A. 2006 (last two are student co-authors) Imagination and false memory induction: Investigating the role of process, content, and source of imaginations. Applied Cognitive Psychology
Foley, M. A., & Foley, H. J. (2006). Source monitoring judgments about anagrams and their solutions: Evidence for the role of cognitive operations information in memory. Memory & Cognition
Foley, M.A., Foley, H. J., Durley,* J. A., & Maitner,*A. T. (2006). Anticipating partners' responses: Examining item and source memory following interactive exchanges. Memory & Cognition.
Foley, M.A., Foley, H. J., & Korenman, L. (2002). Adapting a Memory Framework to the study of Closure Processes. Memory & Cognition, 30, 412-422.
Foley, M.A., Ratner, H. H.., & House, T. (2002). Anticipation and Source-Monitoring Errors: Children's Memory for Collaborative Activities. Journal of Cognition and Development, 3, 385-414.
Corey R. Freeman-Gallant, Associate Professor of Biology, earned his Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary biology in 1997, beginning at Skidmore in the fall of the same year. His general research interests include ornithology, molecular and behavioral ecology, and Evolution. His research uses molecular DNA techniques to explore the adaptive significance of avian reproductive behavior. Most recently, his work has focused on the ecology and evolution of female mate fidelity, and he is currently assessing the importance of genetic compatibility to social and genetic mate choice in Savannah sparrows . He teaches courses in evolution, evolutionary biology, population biology and ornithology. [email | web site]
Mitchell DP, PO Dunn, LA Whittingham & CR Freeman-Gallant (2007) Attractive male provide less parental care in two populations of the common yellowthroat. Animal Behaviour. In press.
Freeman-Gallant CR, NT Wheelwright, KE Meiklejohn* & SV Sollecito (2006) Genetic similarity, extra-pair paternity, and offspring quality in Savannah sparrows. Behavioral Ecology 17: 952-958.
Wheelwright NT, CR Freeman-Gallant & RA Mauck (2006) Asymmetrical incest avoidance in the choice of social and genetic mates. Animal Behaviour 71: 631-639.
Freeman-Gallant CR, NT Wheelwright, KE Meiklejohn*, SL States* & SV Sollecito (2005) Little effect of extra-pair paternity on the opportunity for sexual selection in Savannah sparrows. Evolution 59: 422-430.
Freeman-Gallant CR, M Meguerdichian*, NT Wheelwright & SV Sollecito (2003) Social pairing and female mating fidelity predicted by RFLP similarity at the major histocompatibility complex in a songbird. Molecular Ecology 12: 3077-3083.
Freeman-Gallant CR, MD Rothstein (1999) Apparent heritability of parental care in Savannah sparrows. Auk 116, 1132-1136.
Freeman-Gallant CR (1998) Fitness consequences of male parental care in Savannah sparrows. Behavioral Ecology 9, 486-492.
Hassan Lopez, Director of Neuroscience Program and Assistant Professor in Psychology, received his B.A. in psychology from Harvard University in 1995. He went on to receive his doctorate in psychology, with an emphasis in behavioral neuroscience, from the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB). He then served as an adjunct faculty member at Hawai'i Pacific University and a Research Psychobiologist at the US Department of Veterans Affairs at the National Center for PTSD in Honolulu. He joined the psychology department at Skidmore in 2005, and is responsible for teaching several courses within the neuroscience program, including NS101, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology Laboratory, and Hormones & Behavior. Broadly, his scholarly interests center on the biological basis of sexual attraction, motivation, and courtship behavior in both males and females. He explores these issues using both rodent models and human participants. [email]
Lopez HH and Ettenberg A (2002). Exposure to female rats produces differences in c-fos induction between sexually-naïve and experienced male rats. Brain Research, 947: 57-66.
Lopez HH and Ettenberg A (2002). Sexually-conditioned incentives: Attenuation of motivational impact during dopamine receptor antagonism. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior, 72: 65-72.
Lopez HH and Ettenberg A (2001). Dopamine antagonism attenuates the unconditioned incentive value of estrous female cues. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior, 68: 411-416.
Roy S. Meyers, Professor of Biology, holds a Ph.D. in Physiology from Downstate Medical Center and has held additional research appointments at the Manhattan Veterans Hospital, Brown University and RPI. His Skidmore research has focused largely on the evolutionary physiology of transitional vertebrate cardio-respiratory systems and the neural control of the heart in transitional vertebrates. He teaches courses in Introductory Neurobiology, Comparative Vertebrate Physiology, Cardiovascular Physiology, Mammalian Physiology and a course in Computer Modeling in Biology and runs the web site for the web-HUMAN physiology simulation.[email | web site]
Meyers, Roy S. (2006) Using web-HUMAN To Teach Classical Physiological Relationships. Proceedings- 20th Annual Conference of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (Abstr), May, 2006. (workshop- University of Texas At Austin)
Meyers, Roy S. (2005) Using Normalized Data Plots in web-HUMAN To Teach Integrated Systems Responses. Proceedings- 19th Annual Conference of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (Abstr), June, 2005. (workshop)
Meyers, Roy S. (2004) Teaching Systems Physiology and Pathophysiology Concepts with web-HUMAN. Human Anatomy and Physiology Society. June 16, 2004. (workshop)
Meyers, Roy S. (2003) Use of the web-HUMAN Simulation to Teach Clinical Physiology Concepts. Human Anatomy and Physiology Society. June 4, 2003. (workshop)
Meyers, R. and Geoffrion,L. (2002) Web-HUMAN: A comprehensive systems physiology teaching simulation is available on the web. Society For Integrative and Comparative Biology, Jan. 5, 2002. (presentation)
Meyers, Roy S. (2002) Use of the web-HUMAN Simulation to Teach Systems Physiology Concepts. Human Anatomy and Physiology Society. May 28, 2002. (workshop)
Shi, H., Hamm P.H., Meyers, R.S., Lawler, R.G. and Jackson, D.C. (1997). Mechanisms of pHi recovery from NH4Cl-induced acidosis in anoxic isolated turtle heart: a 31P-NMR study. American Journal of Physiology 272 (Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology 41), R6-R15.
Watson, C.L., Meyers, R.S. and Jackson, D.C. (1993). Intracellular pH regulation by acidotic turtle cardiomyocytes. The FASEB Journal (7): (Abstr.).
Phillips, F. (2000). A genetic methodology. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, in press.
Phillips, F., Todd, J.T., Koenderink, U., & Kappers. AML. (1997). Perceptual localization of features on smoothly curved surfaces, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 23, 1481-1492.
Bernard Possidente, Professor of Biology, earned his Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of Iowa. He was an NSF postdoctoral fellow at Florida State University, Department of Psychology, and a postdoctoral associate at the University of Iowa Zoology Department before coming to Skidmore in 1983. His research focus is genetic analysis of biological clock function in mouse and fruit fly model systems. He teaches courses in Human Genetics, Behavioral Genetics, and Biological Clocks on a regular basis. [email | web site]
Bullough, JD, Figueiro, MG, Possidente, BP, Parsons, RH, Rea, MS (2005) Univariance in Murine Circadian Phototransmission. Zoological Science, 22:223-227.
McGinnis, M.Y., Lumia, A.R., *Breuer, M.E. and B. Possidente(2002). Physical Provocation Potentiates Aggression in Rats Receiving Anabolic Androgenic Steroids. Hormones and Behavior, 41:101-110.
Gotter, A.L., Manganaro, T., Weaver, D., Kolakowski, L.F. Jr., Possidente, B., Sathyanarayanan S., MacLaughlin, D.T. and S.M. Reppert. (2000) A Time-less Function for Mouse Timeless. Nature Neuroscience, 3, 755-756.
Possidente, B., Lumia, A.R., McGinnis, M.Y., Pratt, C. and C. Page. (2000) Chronobiological Dimensions of an Olfactory Bulbectomized Rodent Animal Model for Agitated Depression Biological Rhythm Research, 31, 416-434.
Monica Raveret-Richter, Associate Professor in Biology received her Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University, and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Miami. Her research interests focus on how past experience, sensory cues, resource distribution and interactions among foragers influence the resource choice of social insects and birds. Currently Chair of the Biology Department, she teaches courses in animal behavior, ecology, population biology, and conservation. [email | web site]
Raveret Richter, M. (2000). Social wasp (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) foraging behavior. Annual Review of Entomology 45: 121-150.
Raveret Richter, M. A. & Waddington, K.D. (1993). Increases and decreases in food quality: Effects of experience on honey bee perception and behavior. Animal Behaviour 46, 123-128.