Quinnipiac University
Martine M Mirrione

Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences

Martine Mirrione, PhD is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Quinnipiac University. She received her doctoral degree in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, from Stony Brook University, NY. She then went on to complete two post-doctoral research fellowships, the first at Brookhaven National Laboratory, NY, and the second at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY. Her training began as an undergraduate at Marist College, NY where she earned a bachelor’s of science in biology, and realized her passion for science through undergraduate research.

Dr. Mirrione is currently a full-time professor in the Biomedical Sciences Department, and teaches students from various majors in her undergraduate and graduate courses. Her courses taught have included BMS 203 Medical Terminology, BMS 310 Neuroanatomy, BMS 320 Pharmacology, BMS 472 Biotechnology, BMS 502 Research Methods, BMS 520 Neuropharmacology, BMS 527 Pharmacology, BMS 598 Synaptic Organization of the Brain, and HSC 225 Writing in the Health Professions. Additionally, she has an active research laboratory at Quinnipiac, mentoring dedicated students interested in studying neuronal circuitry during stress and depression. Dr. Mirrione strives to nurture independence and critical thinking in her students, and to cultivate skills for life-long learning and success.


Quinnipiac University

Associate Professor

Hamden, CT

2019 - Present

Quinnipiac University

Assistant Professor

Hamden, CT

2013 - 2019

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Postdoctoral Fellow

Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA

2010 - 2013

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Postdoctoral Fellow

Upton, NY, USA

2007 - 2010

Selected Publications

Morphological differences in astrocyte populations of the basolateral amygdala and anterior cingulate cortex

Kocur J, Jones K, Betz AJ, Mirrione MM

Society for Neuroscience, Global Connectome, A Virtual Event (2021)

Maternal separation and in utero stress induces inflammation and microglia activation in the hippocampus of male and female rats

Betz AJ, Jones K, Connolly K, Zarin T, Shurick J, Burman G, Mirra J, Teleska M, Mirrione M

Society for Neuroscience, Chicago IL (2019)

Maternal separation induces inflammation, microglia activation and changes in actin-binding proteins in the hippocampus of rats.

Betz AJ, Mirrione MM, Jones K, Teliska L, Szahaj M, Matinho D, Zarin T, Schurick J

Society for Neuroscience, San Diego CA (2018)

Glutamatergic Markers in the Lateral Habenula and Caudal Dorsal Raphe are Associated with Neurocircuitry of Depressive-like Behavior

Mirrione MM, Alharbi AS, Williams J, Larkin CE, Mercugliano CM, Mears JS, Mucci MA, Henn F

Society for Neuroscience 47th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC (2017)

Chronic unpredictable stress modifies the quantity and morphology of microglia and neuronal health in cortico-limbic circuitry

Quailey C, Whitelock C, Dalena B, Ronalter K, Jones K, Mirrione MM, Betz AJ.

Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC (2017)

Increase in activated GABA neurons co-localized with 5HT1aR in the lateral septum of helpless rats is associated with development of stress and depressive-like behavior

Rose C, Sadowski M, Mirrione MM.

Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC (2017)

Impact of maternal separation on dorsal and ventral hippocampal expression of protein markers for inflammation, deacetylation, and glutamatergic function

Jones K, Teliska L, Schiano I, Rotolo R, Little C, Strange T, Flynn C, Quailey C, Rose C, Medwid T, Szahaj M, Demuro J, Frazier T, Mirrione MM, Betz AJ.

Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC (2017)

Differential Activation Patterns of the VTA and RMTg in Learned Helpless and Resilient Rats

Mercugliano CM, Larkin CE, Mirrione MM.

Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Poster Session at the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC (2017)