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Judy L. Cameron, Ph.D.

REMOVED - No longer at OHSU per Kris in BEHN Senior Scientist, Oregon Regional Primate Research Center
Professor, Department of Behavioral Neuroscience
Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Admin Unit: Oregon National Primate Research Center
Phone: 503-690-5270
Lab Phone: 503-690-5276
Fax: 503-690-5519
Office: ONPRC
Mail Code: L-584
Research Interests:
Developmental Neuroscience Stress Reproductive Neuroendocrinology Primate Genetics Exercise » PubMed Listing
Preceptor Rotations
Dr. Cameron has not indicated availability for preceptor rotations at this time.
Faculty Mentorship
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Summary of Current Research

Dr. Cameron's laboratory studies the effects of various physiological stresses (brief periods of undernutrition, moderate exercise, and mild psychological stress) on neuronal activity in the central nervous system. Studies utilize nonhuman primates as experimental models and aim to understand how exposure to common stresses impact on the brain and the systems it controls, including reproductive function, emotion regulation, metabolic regulatory systems and motor control. Experimental approaches include physiological and pharmacological studies with chronically instrumented animals, behavioral studies, identification of neural circuits by immunocytochemical and in situ hybridization technologies, and genetic studies.

Recent Publications

Knudsen EI, JJ Heckman, JL Cameron, JP Shonkoff.  Building America’s future workforce: Economic, neurobiological and behavioral perspectives on investment in human skill development.  PNAS 103: 10155-10162, 2006.

Rogers J, J Kaplan, R Garcia, W Shelledy, S Nair, JL Cameron.  Mapping of the serotonin transporter locus (SLC6A4) to rhesus chromosome 16 using genetic linkage.  Cytogenetic and Genome Research 112: 341, 2006.

Williams NI, SL Berga, JL Cameron.  Synergistic effects of multiple sub-threshold stressors on menstrual cyclicity in cynomolgus monkeys.  Am J Physiology: Endo Metab 293: E27-E276, 2007.

Sabatini MJ, P Ebert, DL Lewis, P Levitt, JL Cameron, K Mirnics.  Amygdala gene expression correlates of social behavior in monkeys experiencing maternal separation.  J Neurosci  27: 3295-3304, 2007.

Hunnell NA, NJ Rockcastle, KN McCormick, LK Sinko, JL Cameron.  Physical activity of adult female rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) across the menstrual cycle.  Am J Physiology: Endo Metab  292:E1520-1525. 2007.


  • Ph.D. 1981, University of Arizona

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