RACHEL D PENROD-MARTIN, PHD
- Harvard title(s): Postdoctoral Fellow
- McLean title(s): Postdoctoral Fellow, Integrative Neurobiology Laboratory
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 617-855-4102
- Office Address: MRC 313 Bay F
- Degree(s): Rachel received her B.S./B.A. in Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2005 and her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2012.
- Bio: Rachel is interested in mechanisms of experience-dependent plasticity in neurons. Her doctoral work focused on the development and characterization of a culture system designed to support the development of in vivo-like medium spiny neurons. This system can be used to investigate the molecular mechanisms of MSN development and plasticity. At McLean Hospital, Rachel works in the Integrative Neurobiology Laboratory under Dr. Chris Cowan studying epigenetic mechanisms in drug addiction using a combination of molecular, cell biological, and behavioral approaches.
- Publications: PubMed Search Penrod RD [AU]
- Penrod RD, Kourrich S, Kearney E, Thomas MJ, Lanier LM (2011). An embryonic culture system for the investigation of striatal medium spiny neuron dendritic spine development and plasticity. J Neurosci Methods, 200(1): 1-13 (PMID: 21672554)
- Murray JE, Walker AW, Li C, Wells NR, Penrod RD, Bevins RA (2011). Nicotine trained as a negative feature passes the retardation-of-acquisition and summation tests of a conditioned inhibitor. Learn Mem, 18(7): 452-8 (PMID: 21693633)
- Hoover BR, Reed MN, Su J, Penrod RD, Kotilinek LA, Grant MK, Pitstick R, Carlson GA, Lanier LM, Yuan LL, Ashe KH, Liao D (2010). Tau mislocalization to dendritic spines mediates synaptic dysfunction independently of neurodegeneration. Neuron, 68(6): 1067-81 (PMID: 21172610)
- Murray JE, Penrod RD, Bevins RA (2009). Nicotine-evoked conditioned responding is dependent on concentration of sucrose unconditioned stimulus. Behav Processes, 81(1): 136-9 (PMID: 19429207)
- Bevins RA, Penrod RD, Reichel CM (2007). Nicotine does not produce state-dependent effects on learning in a Pavlovian appetitive goal tracking task with rats. Behav Brain Res, 177(1): 134-41 (PMID: 17129619)
- Wilkinson JL, Murray JE, Li C, Wiltgen SM, Penrod RD, Berg SA, Bevins RA (2006). Interoceptive Pavlovian conditioning with nicotine as the conditional stimulus varies as a function of the number of conditioning trials and unpaired sucrose deliveries. Behav Pharmacol, 17(2): 161-72 (PMID: 16495724)
- Peer JE, Rothmann TL, Penrod RD, Penn DL, Spaulding WD (2004). Social cognitive bias and neurocognitive deficit in paranoid symptoms: evidence for an interaction effect and changes during treatment. Schizophr Res, 71(2-3): 463-71 (PMID: 15474917)