Amherst College

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Organization: Amherst College
Country: USA

Top Publications

  1. pmc Silencing of a putative inner arm dynein heavy chain results in flagellar immotility in Trypanosoma brucei
    Amy L Springer
    Department of Biology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA, USA
    Mol Biochem Parasitol 175:68-75. 2011
  2. ncbi Acorn mast drives long-term dynamics of rodent and songbird populations
    Ethan D Clotfelter
    Department of Biology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
    Oecologia 154:493-503. 2007
  3. pmc Behavioral processes mediating phencyclidine-induced decreases in voluntary sucrose consumption
    John Paul Baird
    Department of Psychology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 88:272-9. 2008
  4. pmc Transbilayer phospholipid movements in ABCA1-deficient cells
    Patrick Williamson
    Department of Biology, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 2:e729. 2007
  5. ncbi Subchronic phencyclidine exposure potentiates the behavioral and c-Fos response to stressful stimuli in rats
    Sarah M Turgeon
    Department of Psychology, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002, United States
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 88:73-81. 2007
  6. pmc Segregation analyses of partial self-incompatibility in self and cross progeny of Solanum carolinense reveal a leaky S-allele
    Jorge I Mena-Ali
    Department of Biology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA
    Genetics 177:501-10. 2007
  7. ncbi Recent developments in the molecular imprinting of proteins
    David E Hansen
    Department of Chemistry, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
    Biomaterials 28:4178-91. 2007
  8. ncbi Improving condom use intentions and behavior by changing perceived partner norms: an evaluation of condom promotion videos for college students
    Catherine A Sanderson
    Department of Psychology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002 5000, USA
    Health Psychol 26:481-7. 2007
  9. ncbi The role of social class in the formation of identity: a study of public and elite private college students
    Elizabeth Aries
    Department of Psychology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002 5000, USA
    J Soc Psychol 147:137-57. 2007
  10. ncbi A mathematical model of the Drosophila circadian clock with emphasis on posttranslational mechanisms
    Tanya L Leise
    Mathematics and Computer Science Department, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
    J Theor Biol 248:48-63. 2007

Research Grants

  1. The Delayed Effects of Phencyclidine: Mechanisms
    Sarah Turgeon; Fiscal Year: 2002
  2. Inhibitor-Sensitive Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases
    Anthony Bishop; Fiscal Year: 2005

Detail Information

Publications62

  1. pmc Silencing of a putative inner arm dynein heavy chain results in flagellar immotility in Trypanosoma brucei
    Amy L Springer
    Department of Biology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA, USA
    Mol Biochem Parasitol 175:68-75. 2011
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  2. ncbi Acorn mast drives long-term dynamics of rodent and songbird populations
    Ethan D Clotfelter
    Department of Biology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
    Oecologia 154:493-503. 2007
    ..Our results improve our understanding of the complex ecological interactions in oak-dominated forests by illustrating the importance of abiotic and biotic factors at different trophic levels...
  3. pmc Behavioral processes mediating phencyclidine-induced decreases in voluntary sucrose consumption
    John Paul Baird
    Department of Psychology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 88:272-9. 2008
    ..We conclude that PCP produces moderate anhedonia as reflected through a specific decrease in the sustained consumption of moderately palatable sucrose solutions...
  4. pmc Transbilayer phospholipid movements in ABCA1-deficient cells
    Patrick Williamson
    Department of Biology, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 2:e729. 2007
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  5. ncbi Subchronic phencyclidine exposure potentiates the behavioral and c-Fos response to stressful stimuli in rats
    Sarah M Turgeon
    Department of Psychology, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002, United States
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 88:73-81. 2007
    ..In addition, the observation that PCP pretreatment increased striatal FLI induced by forced swim but not novelty suggest that PCP alters the behavioral responses to these stressors via different neurochemical mechanisms...
  6. pmc Segregation analyses of partial self-incompatibility in self and cross progeny of Solanum carolinense reveal a leaky S-allele
    Jorge I Mena-Ali
    Department of Biology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA
    Genetics 177:501-10. 2007
    ..carolinense may play a role in the colonization and establishment of this weedy species...
  7. ncbi Recent developments in the molecular imprinting of proteins
    David E Hansen
    Department of Chemistry, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
    Biomaterials 28:4178-91. 2007
    ..Key developments--all appearing in 2006 and 2007--in the molecular imprinting of proteins, including many impressive advances, are then discussed...
  8. ncbi Improving condom use intentions and behavior by changing perceived partner norms: an evaluation of condom promotion videos for college students
    Catherine A Sanderson
    Department of Psychology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002 5000, USA
    Health Psychol 26:481-7. 2007
    ..To examine the effectiveness of 2 condom promotion videotapes on self-efficacy, intentions, and behavior...
  9. ncbi The role of social class in the formation of identity: a study of public and elite private college students
    Elizabeth Aries
    Department of Psychology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002 5000, USA
    J Soc Psychol 147:137-57. 2007
    ..Lower income students developed an ideology that rationalized their social class position...
  10. ncbi A mathematical model of the Drosophila circadian clock with emphasis on posttranslational mechanisms
    Tanya L Leise
    Mathematics and Computer Science Department, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
    J Theor Biol 248:48-63. 2007
    ..While it appears that posttranslational mechanisms alone are not sufficient to generate rhythms in Drosophila, posttranslational mechanisms can greatly amplify a very weak transcriptional rhythm...
  11. ncbi Serotonin decreases aggression via 5-HT1A receptors in the fighting fish Betta splendens
    Ethan D Clotfelter
    Department of Biology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, United States
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 87:222-31. 2007
    ..These results suggest a complex role for serotonin in the expression of aggression in teleost fishes, and that B. splendens may be a useful model organism in pharmacological and toxicological studies...
  12. pmc Generation of inhibitor-sensitive protein tyrosine phosphatases via active-site mutations
    Anthony C Bishop
    Department of Chemistry, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
    Methods 42:278-88. 2007
    ..Moreover, we discuss the scope of PTP sensitization in regard to the potential application of the approach across the family of classical PTPs...
  13. ncbi Gender gaps in income and productivity of obstetricians and gynecologists
    Jessica Wolpaw Reyes
    Department of Economics, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002 5000, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 109:1031-9. 2007
    ..To investigate differences in income, productivity, and practice style between male and female obstetrician-gynecologists between 1990 and 2002...
  14. ncbi Differential effects of acute and subchronic clozapine and haloperidol on phencyclidine-induced decreases in voluntary sucrose consumption in rats
    Sarah M Turgeon
    Department of Psychology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 86:524-30. 2007
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  15. pmc Effects of hindbrain melanin-concentrating hormone and neuropeptide Y administration on licking for water, saccharin, and sucrose solutions
    John Paul Baird
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Program, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 294:R329-43. 2008
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  16. pmc Inbreeding depression in Solanum carolinense (Solanaceae), a species with a plastic self-incompatibility response
    Jorge I Mena-Ali
    Department of Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 8:10. 2008
    ..We grew the selfed and outcrossed progeny in the greenhouse and under field conditions and recorded various measures of growth and reproductive output...
  17. doi Rotational spectroscopy and molecular structure of the 1,1,2-trifluoroethylene-acetylene complex
    Helen O Leung
    Department of Chemistry, Amherst College, P O Box 5000, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002 5000, USA
    J Chem Phys 128:064315. 2008
    ..24(67) degrees from linearity. This large deviation from linearity and the similarity of the two intermolecular bond lengths suggest that the two interactions are becoming comparable in importance...
  18. ncbi Rotational spectroscopy and molecular structure of the 1,1,2-trifluoroethylene-hydrogen chloride complex
    Helen O Leung
    Department of Chemistry, Amherst College, P O Box 5000, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002 5000, USA
    J Phys Chem A 114:10975-80. 2010
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  19. pmc Distribution of the anther-smut pathogen Microbotryum on species of the Caryophyllaceae
    Michael E Hood
    Department of Biology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA, USA
    New Phytol 187:217-29. 2010
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  20. pmc Evolution of sexual dimorphism in bill size and shape of hermit hummingbirds (Phaethornithinae): a role for ecological causation
    Ethan J Temeles
    Department of Biology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002 5000, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 365:1053-63. 2010
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  21. pmc Mate choice and mate competition by a tropical hummingbird at a floral resource
    Ethan J Temeles
    Department of Biology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 277:1607-13. 2010
    ..Collectively, our results suggest that variation in mating success among males is driven primarily by variation in territory quality, which ultimately depends on a male's fighting ability and size...
  22. doi Phencyclidine (PCP) produces sexually dimorphic effects on voluntary sucrose consumption and elevated plus maze behavior
    Sarah M Turgeon
    Department of Psychology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 95:173-8. 2010
    ..While unexpected, this finding indicates an additional sexually dimorphic effect of PCP on behavior and its potential relevance to the PCP model of schizophrenia is discussed...
  23. doi Modulation of monoamine neurotransmitters in fighting fish Betta splendens exposed to waterborne phytoestrogens
    Ethan D Clotfelter
    Department of Biology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
    Fish Physiol Biochem 36:933-43. 2010
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  24. doi The utility of nuclear conserved ortholog set II (COSII) genomic regions for species-level phylogenetic inference in Lycium (Solanaceae)
    Rachel A Levin
    Department of Biology, McGuire Life Sciences Building, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 53:881-90. 2009
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  25. doi Is memory for music special?
    Matthew D Schulkind
    Department of Psychology, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1169:216-24. 2009
    ..Thus, although the question of whether memory for music is special remains open, the unique structure of musical stimuli strongly suggests that memory for music is indeed special...
  26. ncbi Effect of flower shape and size on foraging performance and trade-offs in a tropical hummingbird
    Ethan J Temeles
    Department of Biology, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002 5000, USA
    Ecology 90:1147-61. 2009
    ..In addition, the finding that differences in feeding performance occur at the extremes of floral phenotypes suggests that the evolution of bill morphology may be driven by a small subset of the flowers visited by a hummingbird species...
  27. doi Phosphatidylinositol metabolism and membrane fusion
    Dominic Poccia
    Department of Biology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
    Biochem J 418:233-46. 2009
    ..These diverse roles underscore the importance of these phospholipids in the fusion of biological membranes...
  28. doi Phylogenetic utility of nuclear nitrate reductase: a multi-locus comparison of nuclear and chloroplast sequence data for inference of relationships among American Lycieae (Solanaceae)
    Rachel A Levin
    Department of Biology, McGuire Life Sciences Building, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 50:608-17. 2009
    ..Although gene trees were generally concordant across the four regions, there were some notable areas of incongruence, suggesting both incomplete lineage sorting as well as possible reticulate origins...
  29. doi A tale of two continents: Baker's rule and the maintenance of self-incompatibility in Lycium (Solanaceae)
    Jill S Miller
    Department of Biology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
    Evolution 62:1052-65. 2008
    ..The present data thus provide a dramatic exception to Baker's rule, in addition to supporting a key assumption of the Miller and Venable (2000) model, namely that self-incompatibility is associated with diploidy and cosexuality...
  30. doi Frequency-dependent performance and handedness in professional baseball players (Homo sapiens)
    Ethan D Clotfelter
    Department of Biology, Amherst College, MA 01002, USA
    J Comp Psychol 122:68-72. 2008
    ..Furthermore, these cognitive representations are likely to be more critical to the success of right-handed hitters, who have reduced visuomotor skills relative to left-handed hitters...
  31. ncbi Cerebral lateralization and its relationship to phylogeny and aggression in anabantoid fishes
    Ethan D Clotfelter
    Department of Biology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
    Brain Behav Evol 69:169-75. 2007
    ..We also used the PGLS method to reconstruct ancestral values for individual lateralization in this group of fishes, from which we conclude that the ancestral condition was one of low variance in eye-use preference...
  32. ncbi Cellular and subcellular structure of neoproterozoic animal embryos
    James W Hagadorn
    Department of Geology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
    Science 314:291-4. 2006
    ..Many of these features are compatible with metazoans, but the absence of epithelialization is consistent only with a stem-metazoan affinity for Doushantuo embryos...
  33. ncbi Feature modulation search: a novel memory search model that extends the perceptual interference effect to musical stimuli
    Matthew D Schulkind
    Department of Psychology, Amherst College, Massachusetts 01002, USA
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 28:346-52. 2002
    ..The model has potential applications for the larger perceptual interference literature and for related phenomena in which target-related information impairs cognition...
  34. pmc APH-1 is a multipass membrane protein essential for the Notch signaling pathway in Caenorhabditis elegans embryos
    Caroline Goutte
    Department of Biology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:775-9. 2002
    ..We show that aph-1 and the presenilin genes share a similar function in that they are both required for proper cell-surface localization of APH-2/Nicastrin...
  35. ncbi Decreased striatal c-Fos accompanies latent inhibition in a conditioned taste aversion paradigm
    Sarah M Turgeon
    Department of Psychology, P O Box 5000, Campus Box 2236, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
    Brain Res 924:120-3. 2002
    ..These data are consistent with previous data supporting a role for the striatum in the disruption of LI as assessed by CTA...
  36. ncbi The effect of social context and reproductive status on the metabolic rates of dwarf seahorses (Hippocampus zosterae)
    H D Masonjones
    Department of Biology, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155, USA
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 129:541-55. 2001
    ..This study suggests that pair bonding can strongly affect the general metabolism of organisms, with potential differences between males and females that increase with age...
  37. ncbi A comprehensive policy analysis of and recommendations for senior center gambling trips
    J Higgins
    Gerontology Institute, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
    J Aging Soc Policy 12:73-91. 2001
    ..Benefits of a new policy option, a public education strategy, are also reviewed...
  38. ncbi Electrolytic lesions of the medial septum enhance latent inhibition in a conditioned taste aversion paradigm
    S M Turgeon
    Department of Psychology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
    Brain Res 890:333-7. 2001
    ..There was a significantly greater LI effect in the lesion group than in the sham group, suggesting that electrolytic lesions to the medial septum can enhance LI in a CTA paradigm...
  39. ncbi The effects of phencyclidine pretreatment on amphetamine-induced behavior and c-Fos expression in the rat
    S M Turgeon
    Department of Psychology Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
    Brain Res 888:302-305. 2001
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  40. ncbi Perceptual interference decays over short unfilled intervals
    M D Schulkind
    Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Mem Cognit 28:949-56. 2000
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  41. ncbi Evidence for ecological causation of sexual dimorphism in a hummingbird
    E J Temeles
    Department of Biology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
    Science 289:441-3. 2000
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  42. ncbi Chlamydia pneumoniae and cardiovascular disease: an evolutionary perspective on infectious causation and antibiotic treatment
    P W Ewald
    Department of Biology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002 5000, USA
    J Infect Dis 181:S394-401. 2000
    ..In particular, evolutionary considerations emphasize the need to understand the transmissibility of Chlamydia pneumoniae from systemic infections in order to control the evolution of antibiotic resistance...
  43. ncbi aph-2 encodes a novel extracellular protein required for GLP-1-mediated signaling
    C Goutte
    Division of Basic Sciences and Molecular and Cellular Biology Program, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    Development 127:2481-92. 2000
    ..Analysis of chimeric embryos that are composed of aph-2(+) and aph-2(-) blastomeres suggests that aph-2(+) function may be provided by either the signaling or responding blastomere...
  44. ncbi Role of relationship context in influencing college students' responsiveness to HIV prevention videos
    C A Sanderson
    Department of Psychology, Princeton University, USA
    Health Psychol 18:295-300. 1999
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  45. ncbi Behavioral sensitization to amphetamine is not accompanied by a decrease in the number of c-Fos containing cells in the striatum
    S M Turgeon
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Program, Amherst College, MA 01002, USA
    Brain Res 782:329-32. 1998
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  46. ncbi Lack of effect of dopamine receptor blockade on expression of ethanol-induced conditioned place preference in mice
    Shelly D Dickinson
    Psychology Department, Amherst College, P O Box 5000, Amherst, MA 01002 5000, USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 165:238-44. 2003
    ..However, ethanol place conditioning studies have less consistently demonstrated a role for DA in conditioned place preference...
  47. ncbi Transbilayer phospholipid movement and the clearance of apoptotic cells
    Patrick Williamson
    Department of Biology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1585:53-63. 2002
    ..At least in the phagocyte, this rearrangement may depend on the activity of an ABC ATPase, termed ABC1 in mammals and ced-7 in C. elegans...
  48. ncbi Floral morphometrics and the evolution of sexual dimorphism in Lycium (Solanaceae)
    Jill S Miller
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
    Evolution 57:74-86. 2003
    ..We argue that investigations such as this one, that examine floral evolution from an explicitly phylogenetic perspective, provide new insights into the study of the evolution of floral sexual dimorphism...
  49. ncbi Dynamics of a multistage circadian system
    Tanya Leise
    Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
    J Biol Rhythms 21:314-23. 2006
    ..The authors compare the predicted behavior of self-sustaining versus damped oscillatory components in the system as well as the effect of weak versus strong coupling from the master pacemaker to the peripheral components...
  50. ncbi Effects of melanin-concentrating hormone on licking microstructure and brief-access taste responses
    John Paul Baird
    Dept of Psychology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 291:R1265-74. 2006
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  51. ncbi Behavioral changes in fish exposed to phytoestrogens
    Ethan D Clotfelter
    Department of Biology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
    Environ Pollut 144:833-9. 2006
    ..This suggests that phytoestrogen contamination has the potential to significantly affect the behavior of free-living fishes...
  52. ncbi Emotional organization of autobiographical memory
    Matthew D Schulkind
    Department of Psychology, Amherst College, Massachusetts 01002, USA
    Mem Cognit 33:1025-35. 2005
    ..Thus, current theories of autobiographical memory must be expanded to include emotional valence as a primary dimension of organization...
  53. ncbi Temporal and qualitative dynamics of conditioned taste aversion processing: combined generalization testing and licking microstructure analysis
    John Paul Baird
    Department of Psychology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, US
    Behav Neurosci 119:983-1003. 2005
    ..These results suggest that licking microstructure analysis can be used to assay changes in hedonic evaluation caused by treatments that produce aversive states...
  54. ncbi Serial processing in melody identification and the organization of musical semantic memory
    Matthew D Schulkind
    Department of Psychology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
    Percept Psychophys 66:1351-62. 2004
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  55. ncbi In the shadows of medicine and modernity: medical integration and secular histories of religious healing in Turkey
    Christopher Dole
    Department of Anthropology, Amherst College, MA, USA
    Cult Med Psychiatry 28:255-80. 2004
    ..Consequently, projects and policies seeking to formally integrate "complementary" or "alternative" therapies directly confront this past and the various ways in which it is reenacted in constituting the present...
  56. ncbi The effect of maternal education on gender bias in care-seeking for common childhood illnesses
    Gautam Bhan
    Soc Sci Med 60:715-24. 2005
    ..Paternal education was found not to be significantly related to hospitalisation...
  57. ncbi Conceptual and perceptual information both influence melody identification
    Matthew D Schulkind
    Department of Psychology, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002, USA
    Mem Cognit 32:841-51. 2004
    ..The data are discussed in terms of the broader literature on object identification and the relationship between identifying melodies, spoken words, and visual objects...
  58. ncbi Consequences of elevating plasma testosterone in females of a socially monogamous songbird: evidence of constraints on male evolution?
    Ethan D Clotfelter
    Department of Biology, Providence College, Providence, RI 02918, USA
    Horm Behav 46:171-8. 2004
    ..We found no reason to expect reduced parental behavior by females as a negative fitness consequence of selection for higher testosterone in males...
  59. ncbi Prior exposure to phencyclidine decreases voluntary sucrose consumption and operant performance for food reward
    Sarah M Turgeon
    Department of Psychology, Amherst College, PO Box 5000, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 76:393-400. 2003
    ..However, the delayed appearance of the PCP-induced decrease in operant performance suggests that these results may be better explained by a PCP-induced attentional deficit, also characteristic of schizophrenic psychopathology...
  60. ncbi Patterns of sedimentation in a salt marsh-dominated estuary
    Jason R Cavatorta
    Amherst College, Amherst, MA, USA
    Biol Bull 205:239-41. 2003
  61. ncbi Adaptation in a plant-hummingbird association
    Ethan J Temeles
    Department of Biology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002 USA
    Science 300:630-3. 2003
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  62. pmc Guarding against the most dangerous emerging pathogens
    P W Ewald
    Department of Biology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002 5000, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 2:245-57. 1996
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Research Grants2

  1. The Delayed Effects of Phencyclidine: Mechanisms
    Sarah Turgeon; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..These experiments will begin to identify the mechanisms by which PCP produces schizophrenia-like behaviors in animals, providing insight into potential pathophysiologies underlying schizophrenia in humans. ..
  2. Inhibitor-Sensitive Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases
    Anthony Bishop; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Therefore, this strategy could presumably be used to target any PTP in the genome. ..