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Laurie L. Wellman , PhD

    • Title:
    • Biorepository Director, Associate Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Faculty Appointments:
    • Associate Professor, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 2010 - present


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

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    • Focus Areas:
    • Office Location:
    • Lewis Hall

    • Undergraduate Education:
    • Graduate Education:
    • PhD (Neuroscience)  2005 Georgetown University

    • Postdoctoral Education:
    • Medical Education:
    • Residency:
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    • Primary Specialty:
    • Hospital:
    • Courses Taught:
    • Medical Neuroscience

      Gross Anatomy

      Clinical Anatomy Foundations

      Clinical Anatomy for Health Professions

    • Current Projects:
    • Bio:
    • 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



Selected Publications

Wellman LL, Fitzpatrick ME, Machida M, Sanford LD. (2014) The basolateral amygdala determines the effects of fear memory on sleep in an animal model of PTSD. Exp Brain Res; 232(5):1555-65

Machida M, Ambrozewicz MA, Breving K, Wellman LL, Yang L, Ciavarra RP, Sanford LD. (2013). Sleep and behavior during vesicular stomatitis virus induced encephalitis in BALB/cJ and C57BL/6J mice.  Brain Behav Immun. 2013 Sep 18.

Wellman LL, Ambrozewicz MA, Yang L, Machida M, and Sanford LD. (2013). Basolateral amygdala and the regulation of fear conditioned changes in sleep: Role of corticotropin releasing factor. Sleep, 36(4): 471-80.

Machida M, Yang L, Wellman LL, and Sanford LD. (2013). Effects of stressor predictability on escape learning and sleep in mice. Sleep, 36(3): 421-30.

Dong E, Wellman LL, Yang L, Sanford LD. (2012).  Group II metabotropic glutamate receptors in the basal amygdala regulate rapid eye movement sleep. Brain Research, 1452:85-95.