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Larry D. Sanford , PhD

    • Title:
    • Professor

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    • Faculty

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    • Lewis Hall

    • Undergraduate Education:
    • Graduate Education:
    • MS  (Physiological Psychology)   1985   University of Georgia


      PhD   (Physiological Psychology)  1988  University of Georgia

    • Postdoctoral Education:
    • National Multi‑site Training Program for Basic Sleep Research,  1989 - 1992.   Post‑doctoral Scholar status in Neurophysiology at University of California at Los Angeles; training at the University of Pennsylvania.


      University of Pennsylvania, 1988 - 1989.   Postdoctoral training in the study of the brain mechanisms of sleep, Mentor: Dr. Adrian R. Morrison.

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    • Courses Taught:
    • Medical Neuroscience (medical school)


      Co-director, Introduction to Animal Biomedical Science  (graduate program), 2013 - Present


      Faculty, Concepts in Research Design  (graduate program), 2010 - 2013


      Faculty, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Function and Dysfunction  (graduate program), 2011 - 2012


      Basics of Sleep Neurobiology, Special Topics  (graduate program),  2007


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    • Bio:
    • Professor, Department of Pathology and Anatomy, Eastern Virginia Medical School,   2004 to Present


      Professor, Department of Internal Medicine (Joint Appointment), Eastern Virginia Medical School,   2006 - Present


      Associate Professor, Eastern Virginia Medical School,  1999 - 2004


      Research Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania,  1994 - 1999


      Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania,  1991 - 1994


      Research Associate, University of Pennsylvania,  1988 - 1991


      Research Technician, University of Georgia,  1987 ‑ 1988


Wellman LL, Fitzpatrick, M., Machida, M., and Sanford LD. (2013). The Basolateral Amygdala (BLA) Determines the Effects of Fear Memory on Sleep in an Animal Model of PTSD.  Exp Brain Res. 2014 May;232(5):1555-65.

Steel, C.D., Breving, K., Tavakoli, S. Kim, W-K., Sanford, L.D., Ciavarra, R.P. (2013). Role of peripheral immune response in microglia activation and regulation of brain chemokine and proinflammatory cytokine responses induced during VSV encephalitis.  J Neuroimmunol. 2014 Feb 15;267(1-2):50-60.

Machida, M, Ambrozewicz, MA, Breving, K, Yang, l, Wellman, LL, 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: 471-480.

Machida, M, Yang, L, Wellman, LL, and Sanford LD. (2013). Effects of stressor predictability on escape learning and sleep in mice. Sleep, 36: 421-430.