Matthew Lovern, Ph.D.
Hormones, Stress, Sex differences
|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)
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.