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

Peer Reviewed Poster

Molecular Basis for Antidepressant Effects of Deprenyl in Rodents with Congenital Learned Helplessness

Mirrione MM, Prina ML, Maas A, Marks KR, Henn FA, Schulz D

Society for Neuroscience, Virtual Component (2022)

Peer Reviewed Poster

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)

Peer Reviewed Poster

Analysis of CaMKII in Brain Homogenate from an Animal Model of Depressive-Like Behavior Treated with Deprenyl

Marks K, Schulz D, Mirrione MM

Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Virtual Meeting (2021)

Peer Reviewed Journal

Changes in concentrations of NMDA receptor subunit GluN2B, Arc and syntaxin-1 in dorsal hippocampus Schaffer collateral synapses in a rat learned helplessness model of depression

Bieler M, Hussain S, Daaland ESB, Mirrione MM, Henn FA, Davanger S

529 Journal of Comparative Neurology 3194–3205 (2021)

Peer Reviewed Poster

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)

Peer Reviewed Poster

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)