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Dr. Shlomit Flaisher-Grinberg

  • Shlomit Flaisher-Grinberg Profile

    Position: Associate Professor of Psychology

    Department: Psychology, Francis Worldwide

    Office: Library 312

    Email Dr. Shlomit Flaisher-Grinberg

    814.472.3056

    About Dr. Shlomit Flaisher-Grinberg

    Education 

    • Postdoctoral, Behavioral Neuroscience & Molecular Pharmacology, University of Minnesota, USA
    • Ph.D., Psychology (Neuroscience), Tel-Aviv University, Israel
    • M.A., Psychology (Psychobiology), Tel-Aviv University, Israel
    • B.A., Social Sciences, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

     

    Research Interest

    Dr. Flaisher-Grinberg’s interests include the neuropharmacology of mood and anxiety disorders, the neurobiology of neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders (with an emphasis on autism spectrum disorders), and the development of novel animal models for different psychopathological conditions (such as obsessive compulsive disorder and bipolar disorder). Investigation and research are focused on the reciprocal relationship between environmental/behavioral processes and genetic/molecular factors. Methodological approach combines animal behavioral models, pharmacological interventions and molecular procedures, all designated to further our understanding of complex behaviors and mental illness.

  • Teaching Activities
    • PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology 
    • PSYC 314 Biopsychology 
    • PSYC 303 Learning
    • PSYC 302 Sensation & Perception
    • PSYC 420 Canine Learning and Behavior
    • PSYC 404 Psychopharmacology
    • CORE 113 Animal Minds
    • NEUR 450 Interdisciplinary Seminar in Neuroscience
    Papers & Publications

    Kara N., Flaisher-Grinberg., Einat H. Proposing the sweet solution preference test as a screening assay for antimanic effects of mood stabilizers (Journal of Neuroscientific Methods, 2020, ePub ahead of print).

    Flaisher-Grinberg S, For the Love of Dogs! Creating an Academia-Community Partnership to Target a Mutual Goal (Impact: The Journal of the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning, 9(1) 8-15 2020.

    Flaisher-Grinberg S, Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks: Using the Academic Classroom to Improve the Adoption Outcomes of Ten Shelter Dogs (The Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 1(1-15) 2020.

    Flaisher-Grinberg S, Ramsey M. The Neuroscience of Fun! Creating an Avenue of Public Education through Academia-Community Partnership (Impact: The Journal of the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning; Special issue on community-based learning & service learning, 8(2) 11-18 2019.

    Kara NZ, Flaisher-Grinberg S, Anderson GW, Agam G, Einat H. Antimanic-like effects of rapamycin in black Swiss mice: possible relevance to autophagy (Behavioural Pharmacology, 2018 Jun;29(4):379-384).

    Einat H., Flaisher-Grinberg S., Kara NZ. Partial effects of the AMPAkine CX717 in a strain specific battery of tests for manic-like behavior in black Swiss mice (Pharmacological Reports, 2015, 67(5):928-933).

    Flaisher-Grinberg S., Tsai HC., Feng X., Wei LN. Emotional regulatory function of Receptor Interacting protein 140 revealed in the ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus (Brain, Behavior and Immunity, 2014, 40:226-234). 

    Professional Memberships
    • Pennsylvania Academy of Science 
    • APA Division 28 (Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse) 
    • Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Organization (FUN) – Member
    • APA Division 2 (Society for Teaching of Psychology, STP) 
    • The American Psychological Association (APA)
    • Society for Neuroscience (SFN)