Graduate Studies Faculty
Judy L. Cameron, Ph.D.
Programs:Neuroscience Graduate Program
Research Interests:Developmental Neuroscience Stress Reproductive Neuroendocrinology Primate Genetics Exercise » PubMed Listing
Preceptor RotationsDr. Cameron has not indicated availability for preceptor rotations at this time.
Faculty MentorshipDr. Cameron has not indicated availability as a mentor at this time.
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 PublicationsKnudsen 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