Federici LM, Dorsey Roth S, Krier C, Fitz SD, Skaar T, Shekhar A, Carpenter, JS, Johnson PL. Air Hunger CO2 Stimulus Elicits Exacerbated Hot Flash-like Responses in a Rat Menopause Model and Subjective Hot Flashes in Menopausal Women. Menopause.
Federici LM, Caliman IF, Molosh AI, Fitz SD, Truitt W, Carpenter J, Shekhar A, Johnson PL. Hypothalamic Orexin’s Role in Hot Flash-Associated Responses in a Surgical Menopause Model. Psychoneuroendocrinology.
Hassell JE Jr, Yamashita PSM, Johnson PL, Zangrossi H Jr, Shekhar A, Lowry CA. Stress, panic and central serotonergic inhibition. Handbook of Stress, 2nd Ed., Neuroendocrinology and Endocrinology G. Fink (Ed). Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2016.
Johnson PL, Fitz SD, Molosh A, Shekhar A. Orexin 1 but not orexin 2 receptor antagonist attenuate CO2-induced panic associated behaviour and physiology. Depression and Anxiety Sep;32(9):671-83 (2015).
Johnson PL, Molosh AI, Federici LM, Fitz SD, Arendt D, Deehan GA, Federici LM, Bernabe C, Engleman EA, Shekhar A. Pharmacological Depletion of Serotonin in the Basolateral Amygdala Complex Reduces Anxiety and Disrupts Fear Conditioning. Pharmacology Biochemistry & Behavior.
Bonaventure P, Yun S, Johnson PL, Shekhar A, Fitz SD, Shireman B, Lebold TP, Nepomuceno D, Lord B, Wennerholm M, Shelton J, Carruthers N, Lovenberg T, Dugovic C. A selective orexin-1 receptor antagonist attenuates stress induced hyperarousal without hypnotic effects. The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. Mar;352(3):590-601 (2015).
Molosh AI*, Johnson PL*, Spence JP, Segu ZM, Khanna R, Goswami G, Federici LM, Zhu W, Li L, Mechref YS, Clapp W, Shekhar A. Genetic Regulation of Social Learning: Role of Neurofibromatosis type 1 and p21-activated kinase 1 genes in mice. Nature Neuroscience (in press) * indicates equal contribution.
Johnson PL, Federici LM, Shekhar A. Etiology, Triggers and Neurochemical Circuits Associated with Unexpected, Expected, and Laboratory-induced Panic Attacks. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. (2014) in press.
Paul ED, Johnson PL, Shekhar A, Lowry CA. The Deakin/Graeff hypothesis: Focus on serotonergic inhibition of panic. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. (2014) Mar 21.
Lungwitz EA, Stuber GD, Johnson PL, Dietrich AD, Schartz N, Hanrahan B, Shekhar A, Truitt WA. The role of the medial prefrontal cortex in regulating social familiarity-induced anxiolysis.
Neuropsychopharmacology, (2014) Mar;39(4): Johnson PL, Sajdyk TJ, Fitz SD, Hale MW, Lowry CA, Hay-Schmidt A, Shekhar A. Angiotensin II’s role in sodium lactate-induced panic-like responses in rats with repeated urocortin 1 injections into the basolateral amygdala: amygdalar angiotensin receptors and panic. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. (2013) Jul;44:248-56..
Faculty Research Team
Additional Research Team Members
Other research team members include Crisitian Bernabe (PhD Candidate Medical Neuroscience Program), Izabela Caliman (PhD Visiting Scholar Brazil) and David Haggerty (Masters of Science Research in Anatomy & Cell Biology).