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Lowry, Christopher A. Associate Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr. Lowry’s research is focused on mechanisms underlying stress-related physiology and behavior, with a focus on the role of serotonergic systems. Current projects address four main topics: 1) the integrative (molecular to organismal) biological mechanisms controlling anxiety-related physiological responses, anxiety-related behavior, and anxiety states, including the role of the microbiome; 2) mechanisms underlying physiologic and behavioral responses to thermal stimuli, and the potential for whole-body infrared heating (WBH) for treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD); 3) mechanisms underlying rapid negative feedback control of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, including a potential role for the corticosterone-sensitive organic cation transporter 3 (OCT3); 4) mechanisms underlying physiologic and behavioral responses to peripheral immune activation, and the potential for immunoregulation in prevention and treatment of stress-related psychiatric disorders

keywords

  • behavioral neuroendocrinology, behavioral neuroscience, psychoneuroimmunology, stress physiology, stress-related pathology, serotonergic systems

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Teaching

courses taught

  • CHEM 6901 Research in Chemistry (Spring 2019)
  • CHEM 8991 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • IPHY 4860 Independent Study: Undergraduate (Spring 2019)
  • IPHY 4870 Honors Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • IPHY 4930 Internship (Spring 2019)
  • IPHY 5440 Endocrinology (Spring 2019)
  • IPHY 5840 Graduate Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • IPHY 6840 Research Project (Spring 2019)
  • IPHY 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • IPHY 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • MCDB 1181 Biological Probiotic/Drug Discovery Through Hands-on Screens (Spring 2019)
  • CHEM 6901 Research in Chemistry (Fall 2018)
  • CHEM 8991 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • IPHY 5840 Graduate Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • IPHY 6840 Research Project (Fall 2018)
  • IPHY 6950 Master's Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • IPHY 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • CHEM 6901 Research in Chemistry (Summer 2018)
  • CHEM 8991 Doctoral Dissertation (Summer 2018)
  • IPHY 2910 Practicum in Integrative Physiology (Summer 2018)
  • IPHY 4860 Independent Study: Undergraduate (Summer 2018)
  • IPHY 4930 Internship (Summer 2018)
  • IPHY 5840 Graduate Independent Study (Summer 2018)
  • IPHY 6840 Research Project (Summer 2018)
  • IPHY 6950 Master's Thesis (Summer 2018)
  • IPHY 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Summer 2018)
  • CHEM 6901 Research in Chemistry (Spring 2018)
  • CHEM 8991 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)
  • IPHY 2910 Practicum in Integrative Physiology (Spring 2018)
  • IPHY 4860 Independent Study: Undergraduate (Spring 2018)
  • IPHY 4870 Honors Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • IPHY 4930 Internship (Spring 2018)
  • IPHY 5840 Graduate Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • IPHY 6840 Research Project (Spring 2018)
  • IPHY 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • IPHY 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)

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