Cheryl Conrad

Asst Vice Pres & Professor

  • 5191 Citations
  • 38 h-Index
1993 …2020

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Research Output

  • 5191 Citations
  • 38 h-Index
  • 59 Article
  • 5 Review article
  • 3 Chapter
  • 1 Book
2020

A long-term cyclic plus tonic regimen of 17β-estradiol improves the ability to handle a high spatial working memory load in ovariectomized middle-aged female rats

Koebele, S. V., Nishimura, K. J., Bimonte-Nelson, H. A., Kemmou, S., Ortiz, J. B., Judd, J. M. & Conrad, C. D., Feb 2020, In : Hormones and Behavior. 118, 104656.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Chronic unpredictable intermittent restraint stress disrupts spatial memory in male, but not female rats

Peay, D. N., Saribekyan, H. M., Parada, P. A., Hanson, E. M., Badaruddin, B. S., Judd, J. M., Donnay, M. E., Padilla-Garcia, D. & Conrad, C. D., Apr 6 2020, In : Behavioural Brain Research. 383, 112519.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2019

The differential role of the dorsal hippocampus in initiating and terminating timed responses: A lesion study using the switch-timing task

Gupta, T. A., Daniels, C. W., Ortiz, J. B., Stephens, M., Overby, P., Romero, K., Conrad, C. D. & Sanabria, F., Dec 30 2019, In : Behavioural Brain Research. 376, 112184.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The Noonan Syndrome-linked Raf1L613V mutation drives increased glial number in the mouse cortex and enhanced learning

Holter, M. C., Hewitt, L. T., Koebele, S. V., Judd, J. M., Xing, L., Bimonte-Nelson, H., Conrad, C., Araki, T., Neel, B. G., Snider, W. D. & Newbern, J., Apr 1 2019, In : PLoS genetics. 15, 4, p. e1008108

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Scopus citations
2018

BDNF and TrkB Mediate the Improvement from Chronic Stress-induced Spatial Memory Deficits and CA3 Dendritic Retraction

Ortiz, J. B., Anglin, J. M., Daas, E. J., Paode, P. R., Nishimura, K. & Conrad, C., Sep 15 2018, In : Neuroscience. 388, p. 330-346 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations

The impact from the aftermath of chronic stress on hippocampal structure and function: Is there a recovery?

Ortiz, J. B. & Conrad, C., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Scopus citations
2017
8 Scopus citations

Early and persistent dendritic hypertrophy in the basolateral amygdala following experimental diffuse traumatic brain injury

Hoffman, A. N., Paode, P. R., May, H. G., Ortiz, J. B., Kemmou, S., Lifshitz, J., Conrad, C. & Currier Thomas, T., Jan 1 2017, In : Journal of Neurotrauma. 34, 1, p. 213-219 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Scopus citations
2016

Chronic stress and hippocampal dendritic complexity: Methodological and functional considerations

Conrad, C., Ortiz, J. B. & Judd, J. M., Aug 1 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Physiology and Behavior.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Scopus citations

Chronic variable stress and intravenous methamphetamine self-administration - Role of individual differences in behavioral and physiological reactivity to novelty

Taylor, S. B., Watterson, L. R., Kufahl, P. R., Nemirovsky, N. E., Tomek, S. E., Conrad, C. & Olive, M., Sep 1 2016, In : Neuropharmacology. 108, p. 353-363 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations
2015

Chronic stress enhanced fear memories are associated with increased amygdala zif268 mRNA expression and are resistant to reconsolidation

Hoffman, A. N., Parga, A., Paode, P. R., Watterson, L. R., Nikulina, E. M., Hammer, R. P. & Conrad, C., Apr 1 2015, In : Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. 120, p. 61-68 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Scopus citations

Sex-specific impairment and recovery of spatial learning following the end of chronic unpredictable restraint stress: Potential relevance of limbic GAD

Ortiz, J. B., Taylor, S. B., Hoffman, A. N., Campbell, A. N., Lucas, L. R. & Conrad, C., Apr 1 2015, In : Behavioural Brain Research. 282, p. 176-184 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Scopus citations

Stress and spatial maze performance in the rat

Taylor, S. B., Conrad, C. & Olive, M., Jan 1 2015, In : Neuromethods. 94, p. 211-258 48 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Stress and spatial maze performance in the rat

Taylor, S. B., Conrad, C. & Olive, M., Mar 10 2015, The Maze Book: Theories, Practice, and Protocols for Testing Rodent Cognition. Springer New York, p. 211-258 48 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Scopus citations

The prodrug DHED selectively delivers 17β-estradiol to the brain for treating estrogen-responsive disorders

Prokai, L., Nguyen, V., Szarka, S., Garg, P., Sabnis, G., Bimonte-Nelson, H., McLaughlin, K. J., Talboom, J. S., Conrad, C., Shughrue, P. J., Gould, T. D., Brodie, A., Merchenthaler, I., Koulen, P. & Prokai-Tatrai, K., Jul 22 2015, In : Science Translational Medicine. 7, 297, 297ra113.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 Scopus citations
2014
38 Scopus citations

Chronic stress may facilitate the recruitment of habit- and addiction-related neurocircuitries through neuronal restructuring of the striatum

Taylor, S. B., Anglin, J. M., Paode, P. R., Riggert, A. G., Olive, M. & Conrad, C., Nov 7 2014, In : Neuroscience. 280, p. 231-242 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

32 Scopus citations

Hippocampal brain-derived neurotrophic factor mediates recovery from chronic stress-induced spatial reference memory deficits

Ortiz, J. B., Mathewson, C. M., Hoffman, A. N., Hanavan, P. D., Terwilliger, E. F. & Conrad, C., Nov 1 2014, In : European Journal of Neuroscience. 40, 9, p. 3351-3362 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 Scopus citations
2013

Cholesterol and perhaps estradiol protect against corticosterone-induced hippocampal CA3 dendritic retraction in gonadectomized female and male rats

Ortiz, J. B., McLaughlin, K. J., Hamilton, G. F., Baran, S. E., Campbell, A. N. & Conrad, C., Aug 29 2013, In : Neuroscience. 246, p. 409-421 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations

Experience-dependent effects of context and restraint stress on corticolimbic c-Fos expression

Hoffman, A. N., Anouti, D. P., Lacagnina, M. J., Nikulina, E. M., Hammer, R. P. & Conrad, C., Sep 1 2013, In : Stress. 16, 5, p. 587-591 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations
2012

Chronic stress and a cyclic regimen of estradiol administration separately facilitate spatial memory: Relationship with hippocampal CA1 spine density and dendritic complexity

Conrad, C., McLaughlin, K. J., Huynh, T. N., El-Ashmawy, M. & Sparks, M., Feb 1 2012, In : Behavioral Neuroscience. 126, 1, p. 142-156 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

37 Scopus citations

Chronic stress impairs prefrontal cortex-dependent response inhibition and spatial working memory

Mika, A., Mazur, G. J., Hoffman, A. N., Talboom, J. S., Bimonte-Nelson, H., Sanabria, F. & Conrad, C., Oct 1 2012, In : Behavioral Neuroscience. 126, 5, p. 605-619 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

54 Scopus citations

Environmental enrichment protects against the effects of chronic stress on cognitive and morphological measures of hippocampal integrity

Hutchinson, K. M., McLaughlin, K. J., Wright, R. L., Bryce Ortiz, J., Anouti, D. P., Mika, A., Diamond, D. M. & Conrad, C., Feb 1 2012, In : Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. 97, 2, p. 250-260 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

55 Scopus citations

High serum androstenedione levels correlate with impaired memory in the surgically menopausal rat: A replication and new findings

Camp, B. W., Gerson, J. E., Tsang, C. W. S., Villa, S. R., Acosta, J. I., Braden, B., Hoffman, A. N., Conrad, C. & Bimonte-Nelson, H., Oct 1 2012, In : European Journal of Neuroscience. 36, 8, p. 3086-3095 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Scopus citations
2011

Chronic Stress and Hippocampus Vulnerability to Functional Changes and Health in the Adult

Conrad, C., Oct 14 2011, The Handbook of Stress: Neuropsychological Effects on the Brain. Wiley-Blackwell, p. 324-348 25 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Preface

Conrad, C., Oct 14 2011, In : Unknown Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Recovery after chronic stress within spatial reference and working memory domains: Correspondence with hippocampal morphology

Hoffman, A. N., Krigbaum, A., Ortiz, J. B., Mika, A., Hutchinson, K. M., Bimonte-Nelson, H. & Conrad, C., Sep 1 2011, In : European Journal of Neuroscience. 34, 6, p. 1023-1030 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

42 Scopus citations

Sex differences and phase of light cycle modify chronic stress effects on anxiety and depressive-like behavior

Huynh, T. N., Krigbaum, A. M., Hanna, J. J. & Conrad, C., Sep 12 2011, In : Behavioural Brain Research. 222, 1, p. 212-222 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

68 Scopus citations
3 Scopus citations
2010

A critical review of chronic stress effects on spatial learning and memory

Conrad, C., Jun 1 2010, In : Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry. 34, 5, p. 742-755 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

186 Scopus citations

Chronic 17β-estradiol or cholesterol prevents stress-induced hippocampal CA3 dendritic retraction in ovariectomized female rats: Possible correspondence between CA1 spine properties and spatial acquisition

McLaughlin, K. J., Wilson, J. O., Harman, J., Wright, R. L., Wieczorek, L., Gomez, J., Korol, D. L. & Conrad, C., Jun 1 2010, In : Hippocampus. 20, 6, p. 768-786 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

54 Scopus citations

Chronic stress, cyclic 17β-estradiol, and daily handling influences on fear conditioning in the female rat

Hoffman, A. N., Armstrong, C. E., Hanna, J. J. & Conrad, C., Oct 1 2010, In : Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. 94, 3, p. 422-433 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Scopus citations
55 Scopus citations

Prefrontal cortex lesions and sex differences in fear extinction and perseveration.

Baran, S. E., Armstrong, C. E., Niren, D. C. & Conrad, C., May 2010, In : Learning & memory (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.). 17, 5, p. 267-278 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
39 Scopus citations
2009

Chronic stress and sex differences on the recall of fear conditioning and extinction

Baran, S. E., Armstrong, C. E., Niren, D. C., Hanna, J. J. & Conrad, C., Mar 1 2009, In : Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. 91, 3, p. 323-332 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

120 Scopus citations

Chronic stress- and sex-specific neuromorphological and functional changes in limbic structures

McLaughlin, K. J., Baran, S. E. & Conrad, C., Oct 2009, In : Molecular Neurobiology. 40, 2, p. 166-182 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

108 Scopus citations

Stress and Vulnerability to Brain Damage

Conrad, C., Wright, R. L. & McLaughlin, K. J., Jan 1 2009, Encyclopedia of Neuroscience. Elsevier Ltd., p. 481-488 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

3 Scopus citations
2008

Acute episodes of predator exposure in conjunction with chronic social instability as an animal model of post-traumatic stress disorder

Zoladz, P. R., Conrad, C., Fleshner, M. & Diamond, D. M., Jul 4 2008, In : Stress. 11, 4, p. 259-281 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

96 Scopus citations

Acute predator stress impairs the consolidation and retrieval of hippocampus-dependent memory in male and female rats

Park, C. R., Zoladz, P. R., Conrad, C., Fleshner, M. & Diamond, D. M., Apr 1 2008, In : Learning and Memory. 15, 4, p. 271-280 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

128 Scopus citations

Chronic stress-induced hippocampal vulnerability: The glucocorticoid vulnerability hypothesis

Conrad, C., Jan 1 2008, In : Reviews in the Neurosciences. 19, 6, p. 395-411 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

215 Scopus citations

Enriched environment prevents chronic stress-induced spatial learning and memory deficits

Wright, R. L. & Conrad, C., Feb 11 2008, In : Behavioural Brain Research. 187, 1, p. 41-47 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

77 Scopus citations
2007

Chronic glucocorticoids increase hippocampal vulnerability to neurotoxicity under conditions that produce CA3 dendritic retraction but fail to impair spatial recognition memory

Conrad, C., McLaughlin, K. J., Harman, J. S., Foltz, C., Wieczorek, L., Lightner, E. & Wright, R. L., Aug 1 2007, In : Journal of Neuroscience. 27, 31, p. 8278-8285 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

104 Scopus citations

The effects of chronic stress on hippocampal morphology and function: An evaluation of chronic restraint paradigms

McLaughlin, K. J., Gomez, J. L., Baran, S. E. & Conrad, C., Aug 3 2007, In : Brain Research. 1161, 1, p. 56-64 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

209 Scopus citations
2006

Attenuating corticosterone levels on the day of memory assessment prevents chronic stress-induced impairments in spatial memory

Wright, R. L., Lightner, E. N., Harman, J. S., Meijer, O. C. & Conrad, C., Jul 1 2006, In : European Journal of Neuroscience. 24, 2, p. 595-605 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

97 Scopus citations

Chronic stress impairs spatial memory and motivation for reward without disrupting motor ability and motivation to explore

Kleen, J. K., Sitomer, M. T., Killeen, P. R. & Conrad, C., Aug 1 2006, In : Behavioral Neuroscience. 120, 4, p. 842-851 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

111 Scopus citations

Influence of predator stress on the consolidation versus retrieval of long-term spatial memory and hippocampal spinogenesis

Diamond, D. M., Campbell, A. M., Park, C. R., Woodson, J. C., Conrad, C., Bachstetter, A. D. & Mervis, R. F., Sep 25 2006, In : Hippocampus. 16, 7, p. 571-576 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

157 Scopus citations

Peripubertal anxiety profile can predict predisposition to spatial memory impairments following chronic stress

Bellani, R., Luecken, L. & Conrad, C., Jan 30 2006, In : Behavioural Brain Research. 166, 2, p. 263-270 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Scopus citations

Stress history and pubertal development interact to shape hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis plasticity

Romeo, R. D., Bellani, R., Karatsoreos, I. N., Chhua, N., Vernov, M., Conrad, C. & McEwen, B. S., Apr 1 2006, In : Endocrinology. 147, 4, p. 1664-1674 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

196 Scopus citations
163 Scopus citations