Florida State University
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Kristin Schoepfer

Graduate Student
Biomedical Sciences
MSR 3300


I want to understand why women are twice as likely as men to experience an anxiety disorder. My research focuses on sex differences in a dynamic neural circuit underlying anxiety in awake behaving rodents. I am also interested in how hormones (such as estrogen), stressful experiences, and treatment with antidepressant drugs can alter this neural circuit in different ways.
Recent Publications
Strong CE, Schoepfer KJ, Dossat AM, Saland SK, Wright KN, Kabbaj M, Locomotor sensitization to intermittent ketamine administration is associated with nucleus accumbens plasticity in male and female rats, Neuropharmacology, 2017 PubMed
Saland SK, Schoepfer KJ, Kabbaj M, Hedonic sensitivity to low-dose ketamine is modulated by gonadal hormones in a sex-dependent manner, Sci Rep, 2016 PubMed

Faculty Advisor

Mohamed Kabbaj, Biomedical Sciences

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