Cheryl Conrad

Asst Vice Pres & Professor

  • 4906 Citations
  • 36 h-Index
1993 …2020
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Research Output 1993 2019

  • 4906 Citations
  • 36 h-Index
  • 61 Article
  • 3 Chapter
  • 1 Book
2019

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
Noonan Syndrome
neuroglia
Neuroglia
mutation
cortex
2018
1 Citation (Scopus)

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

Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor
Memory Disorders
trkB Receptor
Down-Regulation
RNA Interference
7 Citations (Scopus)

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

Hippocampus
Memory Disorders
Cognition
Brain
Research
2017
6 Citations (Scopus)
imidazole mustard
GABA-A Receptors
Anxiety
GABA-A Receptor Antagonists
Control Groups
11 Citations (Scopus)

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

Hypertrophy
Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein
Wounds and Injuries
Brain
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
2016
17 Citations (Scopus)

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

Hippocampal CA3 Region
Neuroanatomy
Dentate Gyrus
Dendrites
Cognition
3 Citations (Scopus)

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

Self Administration
Methamphetamine
Individuality
Locomotion
Rodentia
2015
12 Citations (Scopus)

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

Amygdala
Fear
Messenger RNA
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Long-Term Memory
17 Citations (Scopus)

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

Sex Characteristics
Water
Glutamate Decarboxylase
Memory Disorders
Sprague Dawley Rats
1 Citation (Scopus)

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

Maze Learning
Frustration
Cognition
stress response
Anxiety
2 Citations (Scopus)

Stress and spatial maze performance in the rat

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Maze Learning
Frustration
Cognition
Rats
Anxiety
14 Citations (Scopus)

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

Prodrugs
Estradiol
Estrogens
Brain
Menopause
2014
35 Citations (Scopus)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Amygdala
Fear
Animal Models
Freezing
29 Citations (Scopus)

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

Nucleus Accumbens
Habits
Methamphetamine
Corpus Striatum
Cohort Effect
16 Citations (Scopus)

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

Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor
Memory Disorders
Small Interfering RNA
Water
Spatial Memory
2013
10 Citations (Scopus)

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

Corticosterone
Estradiol
Hippocampus
Cholesterol
Glucocorticoids
9 Citations (Scopus)

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 2013, In : Stress. 16, 5, p. 587-591 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prefrontal Cortex
Hippocampus
Dentate Gyrus
Amygdala
Immunohistochemistry
2012
34 Citations (Scopus)

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 2012, In : Behavioral Neuroscience. 126, 1, p. 142-156 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dendritic Spines
Estradiol
Spine
Spatial Memory
Behavior Control
48 Citations (Scopus)

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 2012, In : Behavioral Neuroscience. 126, 5, p. 605-619 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prefrontal Cortex
Short-Term Memory
Water
Reinforcement Schedule
Spatial Memory
50 Citations (Scopus)

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 2012, In : Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. 97, 2, p. 250-260 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Corticosterone
Water
Cognition
Sprague Dawley Rats
Hippocampus
13 Citations (Scopus)

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 2012, In : European Journal of Neuroscience. 36, 8, p. 3086-3095 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Androstenedione
Serum
Short-Term Memory
Aptitude
Glutamate Decarboxylase
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

Hippocampus
Health

Preface

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

38 Citations (Scopus)

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 2011, In : European Journal of Neuroscience. 34, 6, p. 1023-1030 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Short-Term Memory
Water
Memory Disorders
Dendrites
Sprague Dawley Rats
62 Citations (Scopus)

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

Photoperiod
Sex Characteristics
Anxiety
Sucrose
Light
3 Citations (Scopus)
Brain
Health
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Anxiety
Depression
2010
173 Citations (Scopus)
Arousal
Fear
Animal Housing
Brain
Short-Term Memory
49 Citations (Scopus)

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 2010, In : Hippocampus. 20, 6, p. 768-786 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Estradiol
Spine
Cholesterol
Hormones
Proestrus
23 Citations (Scopus)

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 2010, In : Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. 94, 3, p. 422-433 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fear
Estradiol
Freezing
Estrogens
Learning
50 Citations (Scopus)
Aptitude
Hippocampus
Hormones
Genetic Predisposition to Disease
Life Expectancy
34 Citations (Scopus)

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

Prefrontal Cortex
Sex Characteristics
Fear
Freezing
Psychological Extinction
3 Citations (Scopus)

Stress and Vulnerability to Brain Damage

Conrad, C., Wright, R. L. & McLaughlin, K. J., 2010, Encyclopedia of Neuroscience. Elsevier Ltd, p. 481-488 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Hippocampus
Neurochemistry
Health
Brain
Risk-Taking
2009
107 Citations (Scopus)

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 2009, In : Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. 91, 3, p. 323-332 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sex Characteristics
Fear
Freezing
Amygdala
Psychological Extinction
102 Citations (Scopus)

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 journalArticle

Brain
Aptitude
Gonadal Hormones
Dendritic Spines
Neuronal Plasticity
2008
89 Citations (Scopus)

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., 2008, In : Stress. 11, 4, p. 259-281 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Animal Models
Yohimbine
Startle Reflex
Anxiety
121 Citations (Scopus)

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 2008, In : Learning and Memory. 15, 4, p. 271-280 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hippocampus
Corticosterone
Short-Term Memory
Sex Characteristics
Sprague Dawley Rats
194 Citations (Scopus)

Chronic stress-induced hippocampal vulnerability: The glucocorticoid vulnerability hypothesis

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Glucocorticoids
Hippocampus
Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion
Major Depressive Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
75 Citations (Scopus)

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

Memory Disorders
Water
Spatial Memory
Spatial Learning
Young Adult
2007
103 Citations (Scopus)

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

Corticosterone
Glucocorticoids
Ibotenic Acid
Phenytoin
Hippocampus
203 Citations (Scopus)

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

Memory Disorders
Psychological Stress
Sprague Dawley Rats
Neuronal Plasticity
Immobilization
2006
94 Citations (Scopus)

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 2006, In : European Journal of Neuroscience. 24, 2, p. 595-605 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Corticosterone
Metyrapone
Memory Disorders
Glucocorticoids
Hippocampus
103 Citations (Scopus)

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 2006, In : Behavioral Neuroscience. 120, 4, p. 842-851 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aptitude
Reward
Motivation
Short-Term Memory
Locomotion
150 Citations (Scopus)

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., 2006, In : Hippocampus. 16, 7, p. 571-576 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Long-Term Memory
Spine
Agaricales
Dendrites
Neurons
27 Citations (Scopus)

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

Anxiety
Spatial Memory
Corticosterone
Sprague Dawley Rats
191 Citations (Scopus)

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 2006, In : Endocrinology. 147, 4, p. 1664-1674 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Arginine Vasopressin
History
Paraventricular Hypothalamic Nucleus
Corticosterone
Adrenocorticotropic Hormone
152 Citations (Scopus)
Glucocorticoids
Hippocampus
Memory Disorders
Neurons
Spatial Memory
2005
78 Citations (Scopus)

Chronic stress enhances spatial memory in ovariectomized female rats despite CA3 dendritic retraction: Possible involvement of CA1 neurons

McLaughlin, K. J., Baran, S. E., Wright, R. L. & Conrad, C., 2005, In : Neuroscience. 135, 4, p. 1045-1054 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neurons
Spine
Neuronal Plasticity
Sex Characteristics
Brain
86 Citations (Scopus)

Chronic stress leaves novelty-seeking behavior intact while impairing spatial recognition memory in the Y-maze

Wright, R. L. & Conrad, C., Jun 2005, In : Stress. 8, 2, p. 151-154 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Exploratory Behavior
Cues
Recognition (Psychology)
Spatial Memory
51 Citations (Scopus)

Combination of high fat diet and chronic stress retracts hippocampal dendrites

Baran, S. E., Campbell, A. M., Kleen, J. K., Foltz, C. H., Wright, R. L., Diamond, D. M. & Conrad, C., Jan 19 2005, In : NeuroReport. 16, 1, p. 39-43 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

High Fat Diet
Dendrites
Fat-Restricted Diet
Cardiovascular System
Atrophy