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Adrienne J Betz


Professor of Psychology

BA, MA, PhD, University of Connecticut

College of Arts & Sciences

Courses


PS 252

Physiological Psychology - Fall 2018

PS 353

Research Methods in Behavioral Neuroscience - Fall 2018

Organization

Psychology

Phone Number

(203) 582-5259

Mail Drop

BC-SCI

Email

Adrienne.Betz@quinnipiac.edu

Office Location

Tator Hall #221A

About


I am currently an Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of Behavioral Neuroscience at Quinnipiac University.

Courses Taught


Experimental Methods (PS 307) Physiological Psychology (PS 252) Sensation and Perception (PS 354) Behavioral Neuroscience Research Methods (PS 353) Senior Thesis (PS 409) Drugs, Brain and Behavior (PS357)

Selected Publications


Recent Publications 1) Pardo M, Betz A, San Miguel N, Lapez-Cruz L, Salamone JD, Correa M (2013). Acetate as an active metabolite of ethanol: studies of locomotion, loss of righting reflex and anxiety in rodents. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 7(81), doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2013.00081 2) Betz A, Jayatilaka S, Joshi J, Ramanan S, DeBartolo D, Pylypiw H, Franke E (2013). Chronic Exposure to Benzyl Butyl Phthalate (BBP) Alters Social Interaction and Fear Conditioning in Male Adult Rats: Alterations in Amygdalar MeCP2, ERK1/2 and ERa. Neuroendocrinology Letters, 34(5), 347-358

Community / Practive Activities


Research Interests


Personnel


Honors & Awards


NIH Loan Repayment Program Recipient CT Chapter SFN Nominee and SFN National Post-doctoral Travel Award Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Equipment Loan Program, Award Recipient Susan Tieman Faculty Mentor Award, Northeast grad/undergraduate Research Organization for Neuroscience (NEURON) Quinnipiac Center for Excellence in Teaching and Service to Students Nominee and Semifinalist Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Equipment Loan Program, Award Recipient NARSAD Young Investigator Award, Brain and Behavior Foundation 2013

Educational Background


University of Connecticut BA 2000 Psychology/Neuroscience University of Connecticut MA 2004 Psychology/Neuroscience University of Connecticut Ph.D. 2006 Psychology/Neuroscience Yale University Fellow 2006 Molecular Psychiatry Yale University Associate 2008 Molecular Psychiatry Yale University Affiliate 2009 Molecular Psychiatry