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Matthew Lovern, Ph.D.

Hormones, Stress, Sex differences

Degree: Ph.D.
Broad Expertise/Interests: Animal behavior, maternal effects, stress physiology
Equipment/Techniques: Radioimmunoassay, behavioral assays, hormone ablation/replacement techniques
Seeking Collaborators with Skill Sets: Statistical analyses, techniques complementary to endocrine/behavioral techniques such as immunology, genetics, developmental biology, neuroanatomy/histology
Neuroscience Research Interests: I am increasingly interested in stress physiology. Trying to understand sex/developmental differences in stress sensitivity as it relates to fitness/well-being outcomes. My research has been on exclusively non-human models, which I am interested in continuing as well as expanding to collaborations with researchers working with humans if/where it seems beneficial.
Funding in the Last Three Years:

NSF, Oklahoma Dept of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC)

Publication Highlights:

Husak, J.F., Roy, J.C., Lovern, M.B. 2017. Exercise training reveals trade-offs between endurance performance and immune function, but does not influence growth, in juvenile lizards. Journal of Experimental Biology 220:1497-1502.

Peragine, D.E., Simpson, J.A., Mooney, S.J., Lovern, M.B., and Holmes, M.M. 2014. Social regulation of adult neurogenesis in a eusocial mammal. Neuroscience 268:10-20.

Love, A.C., Lovern, M.B., DuRant, S.E. 2017. Captivity influences immune responses, stress endocrinology, and organ size in house sparrows (Passer domesticus). General and Comparative Endocrinology 252:18-26.