Gina Forster

Gina Forster

Professor

BASIC BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Lee Medicine & Science Hall 259

Phone: (605) 658-6349

Email: Gina.Forster@usd.edu

Website: http://sites.usd.edu/gina-forster/

Teaching Interests:

Neuroscience, Biopsychology, Neuropharmacology


Research Interests:

Understanding the neurobiology of anxiety, and how factors such as early life stress, substance use, and traumatic brain injury affect brain function to produce anxiety states.


Education:

  • Postdoctoral, Neuroendocrinology , University of South Dakota, 2004
  • Postdoctoral, Neuroendocrinology , Macquarie University, 2002
  • Ph D, Psychology/Neuroscience, Macquarie University, 2002
  • BS, Psychology , University of Otago, 1997

Grants:

  • Center for Genetics and Behavioral Health, South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic Development. Grant Role: Principal. (2017 - 2022)
  • Oxytocin and Attachment Preference in Young Adults, Center for Brain and Behavior Research. Grant Role: Supporting. (2017 - 2018)
  • Consortium for Genetic Influences on Behavioral Health in South Dakota, South Dakota Governor's Office for Economic Development. Grant Role: Principal. (2016 - 2017)
  • Preventing the Psychological Consequences of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury with Progesterone, Sanford School of Medicine, USD. Grant Role: Principal. (2015 - 2016)
  • R15 - Adolescent social stress, cortical dopamine and drug susceptibility, NIDA. Grant Role: Supporting. (2014 - 2017)
  • Scholastic, Mental Health and Addiction Issues in College Students of Alcoholic Parents: Neural, Cognitive and Psychological Mediators, CBBRe. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2014 - 2016)
  • SPURA - Summer Program for Undergraduate Research in Addiction, NIH/NIDA. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2013 - 2018)
  • SPURA - Summer Program for Undergraduate Research in Addiction, NIH/NIDA. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2013 - 2018)
  • IOS - Disruption to cortical dopamine systems following adolescent social stress, NSF. Grant Role: Supporting. (2013 - 2016)
  • Supplement - Neural Sensitivity to Stress During Drug Withdrawal, NIH/NIDA. Grant Role: Principal. (2012 - 2013)
  • R01 - Neural sensitivity to stress during drug withdrawal, NIH. Grant Role: Principal. (2011 - 2017)
  • Neural and Behavioral Correlates of PTSD and Alcohol Use, DoD. Grant Role: Principal. (2010 - 2014)
  • Neural and behavioral correlates of PTSD and alcohol use, Department of Defense. Grant Role: Principal. (2010 - 2012)
  • Neural Mechanisms linking Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Anxiety States in an Animal Model., DoD. Grant Role: Principal. (2010 - 2012)
  • Effects of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury on Stress Sensitivity in an Animal Model., SD BOR. Grant Role: Principal. (2009 - 2010)
  • Neural Sensitivity to Stress During Drug Withdrawal, ARRA Summer Undergraduate. Grant Role: Principal. (2009 - 2009)
  • Neural Circuitry Underlying Stress Sensitivity During Drug Withdrawal, NIDA. Grant Role: Principal. (2005 - 2011)
  • Neural Sensitivity to Stress During Drug Withdrawal, NIH/NIDA. Grant Role: Principal. (2005 - 2010)

Publications:

Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Brown-Rice, Kathleen, Scholl, Jamie, Fercho, Kelene, Pearson, Kami, Kallsen, Noah, Davies, Gareth, Ehli, Erik, Olson, Seth, Schweinle, Amy, Baugh, Lee A., and Forster, Gina. Neural and Psychological Characteristics of College Students with Alcoholic Parents Differ Depending on Current Alcohol Use. Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 2017. (DOI: 10.1016/j.pnpbp.2017.09.010)
  • Forster, Gina, Simons, Raluca, and Baugh, Lee A.. Revisiting the Role of the Amygdala in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.. In The Amygdala - Where Emotions Shape Perception, Learning and Memories..
  • Fox, L C., Davies, D R., Scholl, J L., Watt, Michael, and Forster, Gina. Differential effects of glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid antagonism on anxiety behavior in mild traumatic brain injury., 362-5. Vol. 312. Behavioural Brain Research, 2016. (DOI: 10.1016/j.bbr.2016.06.048)
  • Bray, B, Scholl, J L., Tu, W, Watt, Michael, Renner, Kenneth, and Forster, Gina. Amphetamine withdrawal differentially affects hippocampal and peripheral corticosterone levels in response to stress., 278-87. Vol. 1644. Brain Research, 2016. (DOI: 10.1016/j.brainres.2016.05.030)
  • Novick, A M., Mears, M, Forster, Gina, Lei, Y, Tejani-Butt, S M., and Watt, Michael. Adolescent social defeat alters N-methyl-D-aspartic acid receptor expression and impairs fear learning in adulthood., 51-9. Vol. 304. Behavioural Brain Research, 2016. (DOI: 10.1016/j.bbr.2016.02.013)
  • Solanki, R R., Scholl, J L., Watt, Michael, Renner, Kenneth, and Forster, Gina. Amphetamine withdrawal differentially increases the expression of organic cation transporter 3 and serotonin transporter in limbic brain regions., 93-100. Vol. 10. Journal of Experimental Neuroscience, 2016. (DOI: 10.4137/JEN.S40231)
  • Davies, D R., Olson, D, Meyer, D L., Scholl, J L., Watt, Michael, Manzerra, Pasquale, Renner, Kenneth, and Forster, Gina. Mild traumatic brain injury with social defeat stress alters anxiety, contextual fear extinction, and limbic monoamines in adult rats., 71. Vol. 10. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 2016. (DOI: 10.3389/fnbeh.2016.00071)
  • Barr, Jeffrey, Rasmussen, B, Tallarida, C, Forster, Gina, Scholl, Jamie, Unterwald, Ellen, and Rawls, S. Ceftriaxone attenuates acute cocaine-evoked dopaminergic neurotransmission in the nucleus accumbens of the rat., 5414-5424. Vol. 172. British Journal of Pharmacology, 2015.
  • Novick, Andrew M., Forster, Gina, Hassell, James E., Davies, Daniel R., Scholl, Jamie L., Renner, Kenneth, and Watt, Michael. Increased dopamine transporter function as a mechanism for dopamine hypoactivity in the adult infralimbic medial prefrontal cortex following adolescent social stress, 194-200. Vol. 97. Neuropharmacology, 2015. (DOI: doi:10.1016/j.neuropharm.2015.05.032)
  • Reinbold, Emily, Scholl, Jamie, Oliver, Kathryn, Watt, Michael, and Forster, Gina. Central CRF2 receptor antagonism reduces anxiety states during amphetamine withdrawal., 37-43. Vol. 89. Neuroscience Research, 2014.
  • Barr, Jeffrey, Forster, Gina, and Unterwald, Ellen. Repeated cocaine enhances ventral hippocampal-stimulated dopamine efflux in the nucleus accumbens and alters ventral hippocampal NMDA receptor subunit expression, 583-590. Vol. 130. Journal of Neurochemistry, 2014.
  • Li, Hao, Scholl, Jamie, Tu, Wenyu, Hassell, James, Watt, Michael, Forster, Gina, and Renner, Kenneth. Serotonergic responses to stress are enhanced in the central amygdala and inhibited in the ventral hippocampus during amphetamine withdrawal., 3684-3692. Vol. 40. European Journal of Neuroscience, 2014.
  • Tu, Wenyu, Cook, Ashley, Scholl, Jamie, Mear, Mackenzie, Watt, Michael, Renner, Kenneth, and Forster, Gina. Serotonin in the ventral hippocampus modulates anxiety-like behavior during amphetamine withdrawal, 35-43. Vol. 281. Neuroscience, 2014.
  • Watt, Michael, Roberts, Christina L., Scholl, Jamie L., Meyer, Danielle L., Miiller, Leah C., Barr, Jeffrey L., Novick, Andrew M., Renner, Kenneth, and Forster, Gina. Decreased prefrontal cortex dopamine activity following adolescent social defeat in male rats: role of dopamine D2 receptors., 1627-36. Vol. 231. Psychopharmacology, 2014. (DOI: DOI 10.1007/s00213-013-3353-9)
  • Novick, Andrew M., Miiller, Leah C., Forster, Gina, and Watt, Michael. Adolescent social defeat decreases spatial working memory performance in adulthood, 39-50. Vol. 9. Behavioral and Brain Functions, 2013.
  • Burke, Andrew, Forster, Gina, Novick, Andrew, Roberts, Christina, and Watt, Michael. Effects of adolescent social defeat on adult amphetamine-induced locomotion and corticoaccumbal dopamine release in male rats, 359-369. Vol. 67. Neuropharmacology, 2013.
  • Waters, R P., Pringle, R B., Forster, Gina, Renner, K J., Malisch, J L., Garland, T, and Swallow, John. Effects of selection for increased voluntary wheel running on behavioral activity, plasma corticosterone and brain monoamines in mice, 9-22. Vol. 1508. Brain Research, 2013.
  • Barr, Jeffrey, Scholl, Jamie, Solanki, Rajeshwari, Watt, Michael, Lowry, Christopher, Renner, Kenneth, and Forster, Gina. Influence of chronic amphetamine treatment and acute withdrawal on serotonin synthesis and clearance mechanisms in the rat ventral hippocampus, 479-90. Vol. 37. European Journal of Neuroscience, 2013.
  • Forster, Gina, Novick, Andrew, Scholl, Jamie, and Watt, Michael. The role of the amygdala in anxiety disorders. In The Amygdala - A Discrete Multitasking Manage, edited by Ferry, B, 61-102. Rejeka: InTech, 2012.
  • Meyer, Danielle, Davies, Daniel, Barr, Jeffrey, Manzerra, Pasquale, and Forster, Gina. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in the Rat Alters Neuronal Number in the Limbic System and Increases Conditioned Fear and Anxiety-like Behaviors., 574-87. Vol. 235. Experimental Neurology, 2012.
  • Novick, Andrew, Forster, Gina, Tejani-Butt, Shanaz, and Watt, Michael. Adolescent social defeat alters markers of adult dopaminergic function, 123-128. Vol. 86. Brain Research Bulletin, 2011.
  • Burke, Andrew, Watt, Michael, and Forster, Gina. Adolescent social defeat increases adult amphetamine conditioned place preference and alters D2 dopamine receptor expression., 269-279. Vol. 197. Neuroscience, 2011.
  • Burke, Andrew, Forster, Gina, Novick, Andrew, Roberts, Christina, and Watt, Michael. Adult amphetamine-induced locomotion and dopamine release in the medial prefrontal cortex and nucleus accumbens following adolescent social defeat in rats, 927.10. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 2011.
  • Burke, Andrew R., Forster, Gina, Novick, Andrew M., and Watt, Michael. Adult medial prefrontal cortex and nucleus accumbens amphetamine-induced dopamine release following adolescent social defeat, 19..
  • Bledsoe, Adam, Oliver, Kathryn, Scholl, Jamie, and Forster, Gina. Anxiety states induced by post-weaning social isolation are mediated by CRF receptors in the dorsal raphe nucleus, 117-122. Vol. 85. Brain Research Bulletin, 2011.
  • Forster, Gina, Scholl, Jamie, Reinbold, Emily, Oliver, Kathryn, and Watt, Michael. Central CRF2 receptor antagonism reduces anxiety states during amphetamine withdrawal, 901.20. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 2011.
  • Miiller, Leah, Novick, Andrew, Forster, Gina, and Watt, Michael. Effects of adolescence social defeat on adult cognitive function and reward motivation, 66. Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Abstracts, 2011.
  • Novick, Andrew, Forster, Gina, and Watt, Michael. Effects of adolescent social defeat on adult working memory, 927.03. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 2011.
  • Barr, Jeffrey, Scholl, Jamie, Lowry, Christopher, Renner, Kenneth, and Forster, Gina. Influence of chronic amphetamine treatment on serotonin reuptake mechanisms in the rat ventral hippocampus, 472.08. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 2011.
  • Roberts, Christina, Mingo, Mark, Scholl, Jamie, Meyer, Danielle, Oliver, Kathryn, Barr, Jeffrey, Forster, Gina, and Watt, Michael. Mechanisms underlying disruptions to cortical dopamine activity caused by adolescent social defeat, 72. Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Abstracts, 2011.
  • Davies, Daniel, Meyer, Danielle, Barr, Jeffrey, Manzerra, Pasquale, and Forster, Gina. Mild traumatic brain injury and its effect on contextual fear conditioning and anxiety states similiar to posttraumatic stress disorder, 40. Faculty for Undergradaute Neuroscience Abstracts, 2011.
  • Barr, Jeffrey L., and Forster, Gina. Serotonergic neurotransmission in the ventral hippocampus is enhanced by corticosterone and altered by chronic amphetamine treatment., 105-114. Vol. 182. Neuroscience, 2011.
  • Barr, J L., Renner, Kenneth, and Forster, Gina. Withdrawal from Chronic Amphetamine Produces Persistent Anxiety-like Behavior but Temporally-Limited Reductions in Monoamines and Neurogenesis in the Adult Rat Dentate Gyrus. Neuropharmacology, 2010.
  • Burke, A R., Renner, Kenneth, Forster, Gina, and Watt, Michael. Adolescent social defeat alters neural, endocrine and behavioral responses to amphetamine in adult male rats, 147-156. Vol. 1352. Brain Research, 2010.
  • Scholl, J L., Renner, Kenneth, Forster, Gina, Tejani-Butt, S, and . Central monoamine levels differ between rat strains used in studies of depressive behavior, 41-51. Vol. 1355. Brain Research, 2010.
  • Vuong, S.M., Oliver, H., Scholl, J.L., Oliver, K.M., and Forster, Gina. Increased anxiety-like behavior of rats during amphetamine withdrawal is reversed by CRF-2 receptor antagonism., 278-281. Iss. 208. Behavioural Brain Research, 2010.
  • Watt, Michael, Roberts, CL, Renner, Kenneth, Scholl, JL, Haaland, EJ, and Forster, Gina. Mechanisms and consequences of disrupting cortical dopamine activity during adolescence, 125. Neuroscience Abstracts, 2010.
  • Feng, N, Lowry, C A., Lukkes, J L., Orchinik, M, Forster, Gina, and Renner, Kenneth. Organic cation transporter inhibition increases medial hypothalamic serotonin under basal conditions and during mild restraint, 105-113. Vol. 1326. Brain Research, 2010.
  • Waters, R P., Renner, Kenneth, Summers, Cliff, Watt, Michael, Forster, Gina, Koch, L G., Britten, S L., and Swallow, John. Selection for intrinsic endurance modifies endocrine stress responsiveness, 53 - 61. Vol. 1357. Brain Research, 2010.
  • , and Forster, Gina. Corticotropin-releasing factor 2 receptors as a novel therapeutic target for reducing anxiety states?. Iss. 11. NIDA Axelrod Poster Session Proceedings, 2009.
  • , and Forster, Gina. Corticotropin-releasing factor receptor antagonism within the dorsal raphe reduces social anxiety following early-life social isolation., 9955-9960. Iss. 29. Journal of Neuroscience, 2009.
  • Feng, N, Telefont, M, Kelly, K, Orchinik, M, Forster, Gina, Renner, Kenneth, and Lowry, C A.. Local perfusion of corticosterone in the rat medial hypothalamus potentiates D-fenfluramine-induced elevations of extracellular 5-HT concentrations, 149-157. Vol. 56. Hormones and Behavior, 2009.
  • Ling, T J., Watt, Michael, Forster, Gina, Korzan, W J., Renner, Kenneth, and Summers, Cliff. Social status differentiates rapid neuroendocrine responses to restraint stress, 218-232. Vol. 96. Physiology and Behavior, 2009.
  • Carpenter, R E., Korzan, W J., Bockholt, C, Watt, Michael, Forster, Gina, Renner, Kenneth, and Summers, Cliff. Corticotropin releasing factor influences aggression and monoamines:, 412-425. Vol. 158. Neuroscience, 2009.
  • Watt, Michael, Burke, A.R., Renner, Kenneth, and Forster, Gina. Adolescent male rats exposed to social defeat exhibit altered anxiety behaviour and limbic monoamines as adults., 564-576. Iss. 123. Behavioral Neuroscience, 2009.
  • Watt, Michael, and Forster, Gina. Adolescent social defeat alters 3H MK801 binding to NMDA receptors in adult rat brain., 20. Iss. 251. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 2009.
  • Lukkes, Jodi, Mokin, M, Scholl, J.L., and Forster, Gina. Adult rats exposed to early life social isolation exhibit increased anxiety and conditioned fear behavior, and altered hormonal stress responses., 248-256. Iss. 55. Hormones and Behavior, 2009.
  • Forster, Gina. Chronic amphetamine treatment increases anxiety behavior and decreases monoamines and neurogenesis in the hiippocampus.. Iss. 3. International Behavioral Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, 2009.
  • , Watt, Michael, , and Forster, Gina. Consequences of post-weaning social isolation on behavior and monoaminergic activity in anxiety-related neurla circuits in rats., 1-12. Iss. 3. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 2009.
  • Carpenter, R.E., Korzan, W.J., Bockholt, C., Watt, Michael, and Forster, Gina. Corticotropin-releasing factor influences aggression and monoamines; modulation of attacks and retreats., 412-425. Iss. 158. Neuroscience, 2009.
  • Lukkes, J.L., Summer, C.H., Scholl, J.L., Renner, Kenneth, and Forster, Gina. Early life social isolation alters corticotropin-releasing factor responses in adult rats., 845-855. Iss. 158. Neuroscience, 2009.
  • Watt, Michael, and Forster, Gina. Increased amphetamine conditioned place preference in adulthood following adolescent social defeat is associated with altered D2 dopamine receptors., 19. Iss. 650. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 2009.
  • , , Watt, Michael, Renner, Kenneth, and Forster, Gina. Individual differences in amphetamine sensitization, behaviour and central monoamines., 493-504. Iss. 96. Physiology and Behavior, 2009.
  • Feng, N, Telefont, Martin, Kelly, K, Orchinik, M, and Forster, Gina. Local perfusion of corticosterone in a rat medial hypothalamus potentiates D-fenfluramine-induced elevations of extracellular 5-HT concentrations., 149-157. Iss. 56. Hormones and Behaviour, 2009.
  • Watt, Michael, and Forster, Gina. Long-lasting consequences of cortical D2 dopamine receptor activation during adolescence., 26. Iss. 573. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 2009.
  • Feng, N, Lowry, C A., Lukkes, J L., Orchinik, M, Forster, Gina, and Renner, Kenneth. Organic cation transporter block decynium 22 increases extracellular serotonin concentrations in the rat medial hypothalamus under basal and stress conditions., 5. Iss. 134. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 2009.
  • Waller, Steve, and Forster, Gina. Overiview of tobacco cessation., 51-56. Iss. Secial Issue. South Dakota Journal of Medicine, 2009.
  • Forster, Gina. Reversal of anxiety behavior during amphetamine withdrawal by antagonism of corticotropin-releasing factor 2 receptors in the dorsal raphe nucleus., 15. Iss. 66. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 2009.
  • , Forster, Gina, Watt, Michael, and . Social status differentiates rapid neuroendocrine responses to restraint stress, 218-232. Iss. 96. Physiology and Behavior, 2009.
  • Forster, Gina, Pringle, Ronald B., Mouw, Nicholas J., Vuong, Sean M., Watt, Michael, Burke, Andrew R., Lowry, Christopher A., Summers, Cliff, and Renner, Kenneth. Corticotrophin-releasing factor in the dorsal raphe increases medial prefrontal cortical serotonin via type 2 receptors and median raphe activity, 299-310. Vol. 28. European Journal of Neuroscience, 2008.
  • Carpenter, Russ E., Watt, Michael, Forster, Gina, Øverli, Øyvind, Bockholt, Craig, Renner, Kenneth, and Summers, Cliff. Corticotropin releasing factor induces anxiogenic locomotion in trout and alters serotonergic and dopaminergic activity, 600-611. Vol. 52. Hormones and Behavior, 2007.
  • Korzan, Wayne J., Höglund, Erik, Watt, Michael, Forster, Gina, Øverli, Øyvind, Lukkes, Jodi L., and Summers, Cliff. Memory of opponents is more potent than visual sign stimuli after social hierarchy has been established, 31-42. Vol. 183. Behavioural Brain Research, 2007.
  • Watt, Michael, Forster, Gina, Korzan, Wayne J., Renner, Kenneth, and Summers, Cliff. Rapid neuroendocrine responses evoked at the onset of social challenge, 567-575. Vol. 90. Physiology and Behavior, 2007.
  • Forster, Gina, Feng, Na, Watt, Michael, Korzan, Wayne J., Mouw, Nicholas J., Summers, Cliff, and Renner, Kenneth. Corticotropin-releasing factor in the dorsal raphe elicits temporally distinct serotonergic responses in the limbic system, 1047-1055. Vol. 141. Neuroscience , 2006.
  • Waters, R. P., Emerson, A. J., Watt, Michael, Forster, Gina, Swallow, John, and Summers, Cliff. Stress induces rapid changes in central catecholaminergic activity in Anolis carolinensis: Restraint and forced physical activity., 210-218. Vol. 67. Brain Research Bulletin, 2005.
  • Simons, Raluca, Simons, Jeffery, olson, dawn, Baugh, Lee A., Magnotta, vince, and Forster, Gina. PTSD and Alcohol Use Among Veterans: Amygdala and Anterior Cingulate fMRI Activation to Emotional Cues. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.

Awards and Honors:

  • President's Award for Research Excellence - Established Faculty, USD, 2016
  • Chester McVay Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research, Sanford School of Medicine, 2014
  • Certificate in Reviewing Excellence, Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 2014
  • Axelrod Travel Award, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 2009
  • SD Young Investigator, EPSCoR/IDeA, 2009
  • USD President's Award for Research Excellence, University of South Dakota, 2009
  • Faculty Travel Award, University of South Dakota Research Office, 2005
  • Travel Award, Society for Integrative Biology, 2003
  • Neurochemistry Research Award, Australian Neuroscience Society, 2001
  • Student Award, Australian Neuroscience Society, 1999
  • Student Award, New Zealand Neurological Foundation, 1998
  • T.P.H. McKellar Award for first place, Honors I, Psychology, University of Otago, 1997
  • Division of Sciences Award, University of Otago, 1996

Presentations:

  • Sternburg, Jack, Afzal, Anum, Scholl, Jamie L., Renner, Kenneth, Forster, Gina. DIFFERENTIAL EFFECTS OF INCREASING SEROTONIN IN THE AMYGDALA ON ANXIETY. Presented at the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Chicago IL USA. (November 2015)
  • Afzal, Anum, Scholl, Jamie L., Fox, Laura C., Watt, Michael, Forster, Gina. SEX DIFFERENCES IN MULTIPLE ANXIETY TESTS FOR RATS. Presented at the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Chicago IL USA. (November 2015)
  • Palmer, Geralyn, Fox, Laura, Baugh, Lee A., Forster, Gina. SEX DIFFERENCES IN THE ABILITY OF PROGESTERONE TO MODIFY FEAR CONDITIONING AFTER A MILD TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY. Presented at the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Chicago IL USA. (November 2015)
  • Fox, Laura C., Davies, Daniel R., Palmer, Geralyn M., Scholl, Jamie L., Watt, Michael, Forster, Gina. Effects of early glucocorticoid antagonism or late progesterone agonism on the psychological symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury in male and female rats. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Chicago IL USA. (November 2015)
  • Weber, Matthew, Scholl, Jamie, Paulsen, Riley T., Forster, Gina, Renner, Kenneth, Watt, Michael. Increases in Young Adult Tyrosine Hydroxylase Activity Following Adolescent Social Defeat. Presented at the Center for Brain and Behavior Research Annual Meeting, Vermillion SD USA. (August 2015)
  • Forster, Gina, Olson, Dawne, Baugh, Lee A., Hansen, Jamie M., Engel, Shaydel, Simons, Raluca, Simons, Jeffrey, Magnotta, Vincent. Enhanced frontal cortex activity elicited by emotional stimuli in veterans with hazardous alcohol. Presented at the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, Victoria BC. (June 2015)
  • Scholl, Jamie, Fox, Laura C., Watt, Michael, Forster, Gina. Sex differences in two tests of anxiety-like behavior in rats. Presented at the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, Victoria BC Canada. (June 2015)
  • Weber, Matthew, Scholl, Jamie, Paulsen, Riley T., Forster, Gina, Renner, Kenneth, Watt, Michael. Adolescent social defeat alters tyrosine hydroxylase activity in distinct cortical and subcortical regions of the young adult brain. Presented at the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, Victoria BC Canada. (2015)
  • Weber, Matthew, Scholl, Jamie, Paulsen, Riley T., Forster, Gina, Renner, Kenneth, Watt, Michael. Adult mesocorticolimbic tyrosine hydroxylase activity is increased by adolescent social defeat. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Chicago IL USA. (2015)
  • Forster, Gina, Olson, Dawne, Baugh, Lee A., Hansen, Jamie M., Engel, Shaydel, Simons, Raluca, Simons, Jeffery, Magnotta, Vincent. Frontal cortex activity during emotional processing is altered in veterans with hazardous alcohol use and posttraumatic stress disorder. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC. (2014)
  • Forster, Gina, Olson, Dawne, Baugh, Lee A., Hansen, Jamie M., Engel, Shaydel, Simons, Raluca, Simons, Jeffery, Magnotta, Vincent. Neural and Behavioral Correlates of PTSD and Alcohol Use. Presented at the DoD Substance Abuse Research IPR, Frederick MD. (2014)
  • Scholl, Jamie, Tu, Wenyu, Cook, Ashley, Watt, Michael, Renner, Kenneth, Forster, Gina. Serotonin in the ventral hippocampus modulates anxiety-like behavior during amphetamine withdrawal. Presented at the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, Las Vegas. (2014)
  • Solanki, Rajeshwari, Scholl, Jamie, Watt, Michael, Renner, Kenneth, Forster, Gina. Amphetamine withdrawal alters the expression of organic cation transporter-3 in several limbic brain regions. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington DC. (2014)
  • Scholl, Jamie, Tu, Wenyu, Cook, Ashley, Watt, Michael, Renner, Kenneth, Forster, Gina. Anxiety-like behavior in rats undergoing amphetamine withdrawal is modulated by serotonin in the ventral hippocampus. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington DC. (2014)
  • Weber, Matthew, Scholl, Jamie, Forster, Gina, Renner, Kenneth, Watt, Michael. Changes to tyrosine hydroxylase activity in the adult medial prefrontal cortex following adolescent social defeat. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington DC. (2014)
  • Bray, Brenna, Scholl, Jamie, Tu, Wenyu, Watt, Michael, Renner, Kenneth, Forster, Gina. Differential effects of amphetamine withdrawal on central and peripheral corticosterone levels in response to stress. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington DC. (2014)
  • Vinzant, Nathan, Wu, C-M, Kindle, Trevor, Scholl, Jamie, Kumaraswany, Vyshnavi, Solanki, Rajeshwari, Koodali, Ranjit T., Forster, Gina. Nanotechnology to deliver neuropeptides to the brain: Distribution and effects on anxiety-like behaviors. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington DC. (2014)
  • Fox, Laura, Davies, Daniel, Scholl, Jamie, Meyer, Danielle, Watt, Michael, Forster, Gina. The effects of mild traumatic brain injury and psychosocial stress on limbic anxiety-like behaviors are mediated by glucocorticoid receptors. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington DC. (2014)
  • Forster, Gina. Animal Models of Psychiatric Disorders: A Focus on Early Life Stress. Presented at the CBBRe Workshop, Vermillion, SD. (November 4, 2013)
  • Tu, Wenyu, Scholl, Jamie, Renner, Kenneth, Forster, Gina. Importance of Serotonin in the Ventral Hippocampus in Modulating Anxiety - like Behavior.. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Undergraduate Poster Session, San Diego. (November 2013)
  • Forster, Gina. Neural and Behavioral Correlates of PTSD and Alcohol Use. Presented at the DoD Substance Abuse Research IPR, Fort Detrick, MA. (September 24, 2013)
  • Forster, Gina, Olson, Dawne, Baugh, Lee A., Hansen, J M., Simons, Raluca, Simons, Jeffery, Magnotta, V. Effects of heavy alcohol use on frontal cortex activity and behavior during emotional processing in veterans with PTSD.. Presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA. (2013)
  • Barr, Jeffrey L., Forster, Gina, Unterwald, Ellen M.. Enhanced hippocampus-mediated dopaminergic neurotransmission in the nucleus accumbens following repeated cocaine.. Presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA. (2013)
  • Scholl, Jamie L., Li, Hao, Tu, Wenyu, Hassell, James, Watt, Michael, Renner, Kenneth, Forster, Gina. Increased stress responsiveness associated with altered serotonergic and glucocorticoid function in the limbic system during amphetamine withdrawal .. Presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA. (2013)
  • Watt, Michael, Miiller, Leah C., Scholl, Jamie L., Renner, Kenneth, Novick, Andrew M., Forster, Gina. Trajectory of alterations to cortical dopamine activity in a model of teenage bullying .. Presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA. (2013)
  • Novick, Andrew, Scholl, Jamie, Roberts, Christina, Tejani-Butt, Shanaz, Hassell, James, Forster, Gina, Watt, Michael. Altered prefrontal cortex dopamine transporter expression and function following adolescent social defeat. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, New Orleans. (October 2012)
  • Scholl, Jamie, Roberts, Christina, Oliver, Kathryn, Forster, Gina, Watt, Michael. Increased fear conditioning and raphe CRF-2 receptor expression following adolescent social defeat. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, New Orleans. (October 2012)
  • Watt, Michael, Novick, Andrew, Roberts, Christina, Meyer, Danielle, Oliver, Kathryn, Scholl, Jamie, Barr, Jeffrey, Renner, Kenneth, Forster, Gina. Mechanisms underlying deficits in prefrontal cortex dopamine activity caused by adolescent social defeat. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, New Orleans. (October 2012)
  • Li, Hao, Hassell, James, Scholl, Jamie, Watt, Michael, Renner, Kenneth, Forster, Gina. Stress-induced increases in extracellular serotonin in the ventral hippocampus are attenuated in rats during amphetamine withdrawal. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, New Orleans. (October 2012)
  • Olson, D. M., Meyer, D. L., Scholl, J. L., Watt, Michael, Manzerra, Pasquale, Renner, Kenneth, Forster, Gina. Effects of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychosocial Stress on Limbic Monoamines and Anxiety-like Behaviors.. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (October 2012)
  • Davies, Daniel, Watt, Michael, Meyer, Danielle, Scholl, Jamie, Forster, Gina. Combined Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychosocial Stress Mimics Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in a Rat Model. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Undergraduate Poster Session, New Orleans. (October 2012)
  • Miiller, Leah, Scholl, Jamie, Renner, Kenneth, Forster, Gina, Watt, Michael. Trajectory of alterations to cortical dopamine activity in a model of teenage bullying. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Undergraduate Poster Session, New Orleans. (October 2012)
  • Scholl, Jamie, Reinbold, Emily, Oliver, Kathryn, Watt, Michael, Forster, Gina. CRF2 Receptors Mediate Anxiety States During Amphetamine Withdrawal. Presented at the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, Hawaii. (June 2012)
  • Novick, Andrew M., Miiller, Leah C., Forster, Gina, Watt, Michael. Effects of adolescent social defeat on adult working memory. Presented at the Sanford Health - USD Biomedical Research Symposium, Vermillion, SD. (May 14, 2012)
  • Forster, Gina. Central CRF2 receptor antagonism reduces anxiety states during amphetamine withdrawal. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington DC. (2011)
  • Forster, Gina. CRF receptors in the dorsal raphe nucleus mediate anxiety states induced by post-weaning social isolation.. Presented at the International Society for Behavioral Neuroscience . (2010)
  • Forster, Gina. Automated measures of conditioned fear behavior in the rat. Presented at the Noldus Measuring Behavior Workshop, San Diego, CA. (2010)
  • Forster, Gina. Anxiety states induced by post-weaning social isolation are mediated by CRF receptors in the dorsal raphe nucleus.. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. (2010)
  • Forster, Gina. Corticotropin-releasing factor 2 receptors as a novel therapeutic target for reducing anxiety states?. Presented at the Axelrod Neuropharmacology Symposium, Chicago, IL. (November 2009)
  • Forster, Gina. Reversal of anxiety behavior during amphetamine withdrawal by antagonism of corticotropin-releasing factor 2 receptors in the dorsal raphe nucleus.. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL USA. (November 2009)