Dissertations - Neuroscience
This collection contains dissertations from the Neuroscience Program at the University of Illinois.
Disrupted female reproductive cyclicity and gonadotropin-releasing hormone neuron dysfunction in a mouse model of temporal lobe epilepsy (2020-02-07)Reproductive dysfunction is a comorbidity that commonly occurs with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). However, the neural mechanisms linking epilepsy to comorbid reproductive endocrine disorders are unknown. In the intrahippocampal ...
(2020-01-21)Memory is encoded in the structure and function of the hippocampus. The laminar structure and organization of information flow are well established. The dentate gyrus (DG) is the initial layer that receives and parses ...
Impact of prenatal maternal stress on infant cognition and modifications of effects by exposure to phthalates (2019-12-03)Recent literature has shown that maternal exposures to both chemical and non-chemical stressors during gestation are risk factors for adverse neurodevelopment. However, there is little evidence on the impact of these, ...
Impacts of prenatal phthalate and bisphenol exposure on infant cognition and early language development (2019-08-30)The neurodevelopmental impacts of prenatal exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals including bisphenols and phthalates are a growing public health concern. Bisphenols and phthalates are used in plastic consumer products, ...
The study of Murine double minute-2 (Mdm2) in regulating neuronal activity-dependent protein translation (2019-11-01)The plasticity of synaptic connection is crucial for establishing proper neural circuit excitability throughout development stages, and serves an essential role in maintaining excitatory/inhibitory (E/I) balance in the ...