Jessica Lee

Graduate student

email: leejes17@msu.edu

Research Interests

I am interested in the role of vasopressin in the ventral pallidum for the regulation of social behavior. Specifically, I am interested in studying the involvement of vasopressin in mediating age- and sex-appropriate behaviors in rats.

Positions and Education

Current
Graduate student in the Neurobiology of Social Behavior Lab, directed by Dr. Alexa Veenema, Michigan State University
2017-2018
Lab technician in the Neurobiology of Fear Learning Lab, directed by Dr. Ryan Parsons, Stony Brook University, NY
2013-2017
B.A. in Psychology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
2015-2017
Research assistant in the Neurobiology of Fear Learning Lab, directed by Dr. Ryan Parsons, Stony Brook University, NY

Publications

Lee JDA, Reppucci CJ, Bowden SA, Huez EDM, Bredewold R, Veenema AH (2021). Structural and functional sex differences in the ventral pallidal vasopressin system are associated with the sex-specific regulation of juvenile social play behavior in rats. BioRxiv 2021.01.31.429043.

Cole KE, Lee J, Davis M, Parsons RG. Subthreshold Fear Conditioning Produces a Rapidly Developing Neural Mechanism that Primes Subsequent Learning. eNeuro 2019, 6(3):ENEURO.0113-19.2019.

Russo AS, Lee J, Parsons RG.Individual variability in the recall of fear extinction is associated with phosphorylation of mitogen-activated protein kinase in the infralimbic cortex. Psychopharmacology 2019, 236:2039-2048.

Lee J, Russo AS, Parsons RG. Facilitation of fear learning by prior and subsequent fear conditioning. Behav Brain Res 2018, 347:61-68.