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Laurie L. Wellman , PhD

    • Title:
    • Assistant Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

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


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

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    • Office Location:
    • Lewis Hall

    • Undergraduate Education:
    • BS (Microbiology)  2000  Pennsylvania State University

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

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

      Gross Anatomy

      Clinical Anatomy Foundations

      Clinical Anatomy for Health Professions

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    • Bio:
    • Course Co-director, Medical Neuroscience, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Spring 2014


      Course Director, Health Professions Course (Medical Masters) – Clinical Anatomy Foundations, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Fall 2013 – present


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


      Research Supervisor, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Summer 2006 - Spring 2009, Summer 2013


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


      Instructor, Georgetown University, (Undergraduate course – Diseases and Disorders of the Brain) Spring 2002 & 2003



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.

DesJardin JT, Holmes AL, Forcelli PA, Cole CE, Gale JT, Wellman LL, Gale K, Malkova L.  (2013) Defense-like behaviors evoked by pharmacological disinhibition of the superior colliculus in the primate.  J Neurosci, 33(1):150-55.

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.