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Jennifer Dwyer

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Jennifer
Dwyer
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University of Virginia
B.A. with Distinction, Neuroscience
2005

Research

Dr. Frances Leslie
Adolescent Maturation of Mesocorticolimbic Dopamine Systems
Dr. Frances Leslie
Dr. Larry Cahill
Dr. Sue Duckles
Neuroscience, Developmental Biology, Pharmacology
Junran Cao, Ju Wang, Jennifer B. Dwyer, Nicole M. Gautier, Shaolin Wang, Frances M. Leslie, Ming D. Li. Gestational Nicotine Modifies Myelin Gene Expression in the Brain of Adolescent Rats with Sex Differences. Translational Psychiatry. In Press

Jinxue Wei, Ju Wang, Jennifer B. Dwyer, Jamie Mangold, Junran Cao, Frances M. Leslie, Ming D. Li. Gestational nicotine treatment modulates cell death/survival-related pathways in the brains of adolescent female rats. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology 2011 Feb; 14(1):91-106.

Junran Cao, Jennifer B. Dwyer, Jamie Mangold, Ju Wang, Jinxue Wei, Frances M. Leslie, Ming D. Li. Significant modulation of cell adhesion systems by gestational nicotine exposure in limbic brain regions of adolescent female rats. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology. 2010 Mar 3:1-18.

Jennifer B. Dwyer, Susan C. McQuown, and Frances M. Leslie. The Dynamic Effects of Nicotine on the Developing Brain. Pharmacology & Therapeutics. 2009 May; 122(2):125-39.

Jennifer B. Dwyer, Ron S. Broide, and Frances M. Leslie. Nicotine and Brain Development. Birth Defects Research (Part C) 2008 Mar;84(1):30-44.

Alexander S. Kauffman, Jennifer Buenzle (Dwyer), Gregory S. Fraley and Emilie F. Rissman. Effects of galanin-like peptide (GALP) on locomotion, reproduction, and body weight in female and male mice. Hormones and Behavior. 2005 Aug;48(2):141-51.
Cao J, Wang S, Gautier M, Dwyer JB, Leslie FM, Li MD. Prenatal nicotine exposure modified myelin-related genes in the central nervous system in a brain region- , age and sex dependent manner. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 2011.

Dwyer JB, Leslie FM. Maturation of D1/D2 Dopamine Receptor Interactions at the Behavioral and Functional Network Levels. Presented at the American Psychological Association Young Investigators Symposium, San Diego, CA, 2010.

Dwyer JB, Martinez LV, Gadinni G, Perez M, Leslie FM. Adolescent Maturation of D1 and D2 Dopamine Receptor Interaction. Presented at the Experimental Biology Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, 2010.

Cao J, Dwyer JB, Leslie FM, Li MD. Prenatal nicotine exposure modifies expression of myelin-related genes in the limbic system of adolescent rats in a brain region- and sex- dependent manner. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2010.

Dwyer JB, Franke RM, Leslie FM. Gestational Nicotine Alters Adolescent Stress-sensitive responses to cocaine. Presented at the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT), Baltimore, MD, 2009.

Dwyer JB, Martinez LV, Khalaj A, Ganddini G, Leslie FM. Neural circuitry underlying age differences in dopaminergic drug sensitivity. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2009.

Cao J, Mangold JE, Wang J, Dwyer JB, Wei J, Leslie FM, Li MD. Significant modulation of the cell adhesion system by gestational nicotine exposure in various brain regions of adolescent female rats. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2009.

Wang J, Wei J, Dwyer JB, Mangold JE, Leslie FM, Li MD . Gestational nicotine treatment modulates cell death/survival-related pathways in the brains of adolescent female rats. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2009.

Dwyer JB, Buntrock LJ, Khalaj A, Martinez LV, Leslie FM. Mechanisms underlying age differences in dopaminergic drug sensitivity. Presented at the Experimental Biology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2009.

Dwyer JB, Buntrock LJ, Khalaj A, Martinez L, Leslie FM. Age and Sex Differences in Dopamine Receptor Control of Locomotor and Stereotypic Behavior. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., 2008.

Dwyer JB, Franke R, Lakatos A, Chen Y, Lotfipour S, Leslie FM. Gestational nicotine exposure induces region-specific, sex-dependent changes in adolescent dopamine systems. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, 2007.

Franke RM, Seivers B, Buenzle (Dwyer) JC, Belluzzi JD, Leslie FM. Gestational nicotine alters adolescent cocaine-induced locomotion and stereotypy. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience, Atlanta, GA, 2006.

Bodo C, Buenzle (Dwyer) JC, Rissman EF. Quantitative analysis of estrogen receptor beta expression in the mouse brain during development. Presented at Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, 2005.

Buenzle (Dwyer) JC,Wietrzych M, Meziane H, Krust A, Chambon P, Krezel W. The role of estrogen receptor beta and the stress response in fear conditioned behaviors. Presented at Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, 2005.

Kauffman AS, Buenzle (Dwyer) JC, Fraley GS, Rissman EF. Effects of galanin-like peptide (GALP) on locomotion, reproduction, and body weight in female and male mice. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2004.

Accolades

PHRMA Foundation Paul Calabresi Medical Student Research Fellowship: “Mechanisms Underlying Age Differences in Dopaminergic Drug Sensitivity”
Henry Wood Elliot Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Department of Pharmacology, UC Irvine, 2004
ARCS Foundation Fellowship, 2008 - 2010

Alumni

Child Psychiatry
Yale School of Medicine
Solnit Child Psychiatry Program
2013

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