Laurie L. Wellman, PhD

<p>PhD (Neuroscience)  2005 Georgetown University</p>

Biorepository Director; Associate Professor

Pathology and Anatomy


Lewis Hall

757.446.7366

wellmall@evms.edu


Biorepository Director, EVMS, Spring 2015- present

 

Course Co-director, Medical Neuroscience, Spring 2014 - present

 

Course Director, Clinical Anatomy Foundations, Fall 2013 – present

 

Instructor, AnatomyGuy.com  (Pre-clinical Videos for EVMS students, national & international students – Neuroanatomy), 2011 – present

 

Core Faculty, Gross Anatomy, Fall 2010 - present

 

Core Faculty, Medical Neuroscience, Spring 2009 - present

 

Adjunct Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Spring 2006 – 2010

 

 

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 2010 - present

 

Research Assistant Professor, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 2009 - 2010

Courses Taught

Medical Neuroscience

Gross Anatomy

Clinical Anatomy Foundations

Clinical Anatomy for Health Professions

Undergraduate Degree

BS (Microbiology)  2000  Pennsylvania State University

Graduate Education

PhD (Neuroscience)  2005 Georgetown University

Presentations and Scholarships

Selected Publications

Ciavarra RP, Machida M, Lundberg PS, Gauronskas P, Wellman LL, Steel C, Aflatooni JO, Sanford LD. (2018) Controllable and uncontrollable stress differentially impact pathogenicity and survival in a mouse model of viral encephalitis. J Neuroimmunol. 319; 130-141.

Wellman LL, Fitzpatrick ME, Sutton AM, Williams BL, Machida M, Sanford LD. (2018) Antagonism of corticotropin releasing factor in the basolateral amygdala of resilient and vulnerable rats: Effects on fear-conditioned sleep, temperature and freezing. Horm Behav. 100:20-28.

Forcelli PA, Wellman LL, Malkova L. (2017) Blockade of glutamatergic transmission in the primate basolateral amygdala suppresses active behavior without altering social interaction.  Behav Neurosci 131(2):192-200.

Machida M, Wellman LL, Fitzpatricks ME, Hallum O, Sutton AM, Lonart G, Sanford LD. (2017) Brief Optogenetic Inhibition of the Basolateral Amygdala in Mice Alters Effects of Stressful Experiences on Rapid Eye Movement Sleep. Sleep 40(4).

Ciavarra RP, Lundberg P, Machida M, Ambrozewicz MA, Wellman LL, Breving K, Steel C, and Sanford LD. (2017) Early gene activation initiates neuroinflammation prior to VSV neuroinvasion:  Impact on antiviral responses and sleep.  J Neuroimmuno. 303: 31-42.

Wellman LL, Fitzpatrick ME, Hallum OY, Sutton AM, Williams BL, Sanford LD. (2017) The basolateral amygdala can mediate the effects of fear memory on sleep independently of fear behavior and the peripheral stress response. Neurobio Learn Mem. 137: 27-35.

Forcelli PA, DesJardin JT, West EA, Holmes AL, Elorette C, Wellman LL, Malkova L. (2016) Amygdala selectively modulates defensive responses evoked from the superior colliculus in non-human primates. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 11(12):2009-2019.

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 2010 - present

 

Research Assistant Professor, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 2009 - 2010

Courses Taught

Medical Neuroscience

Gross Anatomy

Clinical Anatomy Foundations

Clinical Anatomy for Health Professions

Undergraduate Degree

BS (Microbiology)  2000  Pennsylvania State University

Graduate Education

PhD (Neuroscience)  2005 Georgetown University

Presentations and Scholarships

Selected Publications

Ciavarra RP, Machida M, Lundberg PS, Gauronskas P, Wellman LL, Steel C, Aflatooni JO, Sanford LD. (2018) Controllable and uncontrollable stress differentially impact pathogenicity and survival in a mouse model of viral encephalitis. J Neuroimmunol. 319; 130-141.

Wellman LL, Fitzpatrick ME, Sutton AM, Williams BL, Machida M, Sanford LD. (2018) Antagonism of corticotropin releasing factor in the basolateral amygdala of resilient and vulnerable rats: Effects on fear-conditioned sleep, temperature and freezing. Horm Behav. 100:20-28.

Forcelli PA, Wellman LL, Malkova L. (2017) Blockade of glutamatergic transmission in the primate basolateral amygdala suppresses active behavior without altering social interaction.  Behav Neurosci 131(2):192-200.

Machida M, Wellman LL, Fitzpatricks ME, Hallum O, Sutton AM, Lonart G, Sanford LD. (2017) Brief Optogenetic Inhibition of the Basolateral Amygdala in Mice Alters Effects of Stressful Experiences on Rapid Eye Movement Sleep. Sleep 40(4).

Ciavarra RP, Lundberg P, Machida M, Ambrozewicz MA, Wellman LL, Breving K, Steel C, and Sanford LD. (2017) Early gene activation initiates neuroinflammation prior to VSV neuroinvasion:  Impact on antiviral responses and sleep.  J Neuroimmuno. 303: 31-42.

Wellman LL, Fitzpatrick ME, Hallum OY, Sutton AM, Williams BL, Sanford LD. (2017) The basolateral amygdala can mediate the effects of fear memory on sleep independently of fear behavior and the peripheral stress response. Neurobio Learn Mem. 137: 27-35.

Forcelli PA, DesJardin JT, West EA, Holmes AL, Elorette C, Wellman LL, Malkova L. (2016) Amygdala selectively modulates defensive responses evoked from the superior colliculus in non-human primates. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 11(12):2009-2019.

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