Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2022 Sex-Specific Neural Networks of Cued Threat Conditioning: A Pilot StudyFrontiers in Systems Neuroscience.  16. 2022
2020 Prefrontal parvalbumin interneurons require juvenile social experience to establish adult social behaviorNature Communications.  11. 2020
2020 Orexin signaling in GABAergic lateral habenula neurons modulates aggressive behavior in male miceNature Neuroscience.  23:638-650. 2020
2019 Prazosin during fear conditioning facilitates subsequent extinction in male C57Bl/6N micePsychopharmacology.  236:273-279. 2019
2018 GABAergic interneurons: The orchestra or the conductor in fear learning and memory?Brain Research Bulletin.  141:13-19. 2018
2016 Multimodal and Site-Specific Plasticity of Amygdala Parvalbumin Interneurons after Fear LearningNeuron.  91:629-643. 2016
2016 Cortical PGC-1?-dependent transcripts are reduced in postmortem tissue from patients with schizophreniaSchizophrenia Bulletin.  42:1009-1017. 2016
2015 Interneuron transcriptional dysregulation causes frequency-dependent alterations in the balance of inhibition and excitation in hippocampusThe Journal of Neuroscience.  35:15276-15290. 2015
2015 Cerebellar transcriptional alterations with Purkinje cell dysfunction and loss in mice lacking PGC-1αFrontiers in Cellular Neuroscience.  8. 2015
2014 Mice lacking TrkB in parvalbumin-positive cells exhibit sexually dimorphic behavioral phenotypesBehavioural Brain Research.  274:219-225. 2014
2014 PGC-1α provides a transcriptional framework for synchronous neurotransmitter release from parvalbumin-positive interneuronsThe Journal of Neuroscience.  34:14375-14387. 2014
2014 Mice lacking the transcriptional coactivator PGC-1α exhibit alterations in inhibitory synaptic transmission in the motor cortexNeuroscience.  271:137-148. 2014
2013 Abnormal expression of glutamate transporters in temporal lobe areas in elderly patients with schizophreniaSchizophrenia Research.  144:1-8. 2013
2012 Developmental alterations in motor coordination and medium spiny neuron markers in mice lacking PGC-1αPLoS One.  7. 2012
2012 Disruption of Purkinje cell function prior to huntingtin accumulation and cell loss in an animal model of Huntington DiseaseExperimental Neurology.  236:171-178. 2012
2010 Neuronal inactivation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ coactivator 1α(PGC-1α) protects mice from diet-induced obesity and leads to degenerative lesionsJournal of Biological Chemistry.  285:39087-39095. 2010
2010 Parvalbumin deficiency and GABAergic dysfunction in mice lacking PGC-1αThe Journal of Neuroscience.  30:7227-7235. 2010
2009 Do visually salient stimuli reduce children's risky decisions?Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings.  16:223-232. 2009
2007 Unintentional injury risk in children with externalizing behavior disorders at summer campJournal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings.  14:145-151. 2007
Orexin signaling in GABAergic lateral habenula neurons modulates aggressive behavior

Education And Training

  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Department of Neuroscience, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2011
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2005
  • Full Name

  • Elizabeth Lucas