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Brian Charles Trainor

TitlePROF IN RES-HCOMP
InstitutionUniversity of California Davis
DepartmentPsychology
Address102G Young Hall
CA 95616
Phone530-752-1672
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    Kappa opioid receptor and social stress in males and females
    NIH/NIMH R01MH103322Jan 1, 2015 - Dec 31, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Sex differences in mesolimbic dopamine responses to social stress
    NIH/NIMH R01MH097714Jun 27, 2013 - Jun 26, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Sex differences in social stress
    NIH/NIMH R21MH090392May 1, 2010 - Apr 30, 2013
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Environmental regulation of estrogen dependent aggression
    NIH/NIMH R01MH085069Jan 6, 2010 - Nov 30, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Estrogen receptors, photoperiod, and aggression
    NIH/NIMH F32MH076313Jun 1, 2006 - May 31, 2009
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Aromatase regulation of paternal behavior and aggression
    NIH/NIMH F31MH064328Jul 1, 2001 - May 30, 2003
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Williams AV, Laman-Maharg A, Armstrong CV, Ramos-Maciel S, Minie VA, Trainor BC. Acute inhibition of kappa opioid receptors before stress blocks depression-like behaviors in California mice. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2018 Jun 04; 86:166-174. PMID: 29879438.
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    2. Williams AV, Trainor BC. The impact of sex as a biological variable in the search for novel antidepressants. Front Neuroendocrinol. 2018 May 31. PMID: 29859882.
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    3. Wright EC, Parks TV, Alexander JO, Supra R, Trainor BC. Activation of Kappa Opioid Receptors in the Dorsal Raphe Have Sex Dependent Effects on Social Behavior in California Mice. Behav Brain Res. 2018 May 13. PMID: 29768187.
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    4. Laman-Maharg A, Williams AV, Zufelt MD, Minie VA, Ramos-Maciel S, Hao R, OrdoƱes Sanchez E, Copeland T, Silverman JL, Leigh A, Snyder R, Carroll FI, Fennell TR, Trainor BC. Sex Differences in the Effects of a Kappa Opioid Receptor Antagonist in the Forced Swim Test. Front Pharmacol. 2018; 9:93. PMID: 29491835.
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    5. Kowalczyk AS, Davila RF, Trainor BC. Effects of social defeat on paternal behavior and pair bonding behavior in male California mice (Peromyscus californicus). Horm Behav. 2018 Feb; 98:88-95. PMID: 29289657.
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    6. Duque-Wilckens N, Steinman MQ, Busnelli M, Chini B, Yokoyama S, Pham M, Laredo SA, Hao R, Perkeybile AM, Minie VA, Tan PB, Bales KL, Trainor BC. Oxytocin Receptors in the Anteromedial Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis Promote Stress-Induced Social Avoidance in Female California Mice. Biol Psychiatry. 2018 Feb 01; 83(3):203-213. PMID: 29066224.
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    7. Laman-Maharg AR, Copeland T, Sanchez EO, Campi KL, Trainor BC. The long-term effects of stress and kappa opioid receptor activation on conditioned place aversion in male and female California mice. Behav Brain Res. 2017 08 14; 332:299-307. PMID: 28625549.
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    8. Laman-Maharg A, Trainor BC. Stress, sex, and motivated behaviors. J Neurosci Res. 2017 01 02; 95(1-2):83-92. PMID: 27870436.
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    9. Fuxjager MJ, Trainor BC, Marler CA. What can animal research tell us about the link between androgens and social competition in humans? Horm Behav. 2017 06; 92:182-189. PMID: 27914879.
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    10. Duque-Wilckens N, Steinman MQ, Laredo SA, Hao R, Perkeybile AM, Bales KL, Trainor BC. Inhibition of vasopressin V1a receptors in the medioventral bed nucleus of the stria terminalis has sex- and context-specific anxiogenic effects. Neuropharmacology. 2016 11; 110(Pt A):59-68. PMID: 27452721.
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    11. Steinman MQ, Trainor BC. Sex differences in the effects of social defeat on brain and behavior in the California mouse: Insights from a monogamous rodent. Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2017 01; 61:92-98. PMID: 27375045.
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    12. Shields GS, Trainor BC, Lam JC, Yonelinas AP. Acute stress impairs cognitive flexibility in men, not women. Stress. 2016 09; 19(5):542-6. PMID: 27230831.
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    13. Shields GS, Lam JC, Trainor BC, Yonelinas AP. Exposure to acute stress enhances decision-making competence: Evidence for the role of DHEA. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2016 May; 67:51-60. PMID: 26874561; PMCID: PMC4808381 [Available on 05/01/17].
    14. Greenberg GD, Steinman MQ, Doig IE, Hao R, Trainor BC. Effects of social defeat on dopamine neurons in the ventral tegmental area in male and female California mice. Eur J Neurosci. 2015 Dec; 42(12):3081-94. PMID: 26469289; PMCID: PMC4715680 [Available on 12/01/16].
    15. Steinman MQ, Duque-Wilckens N, Greenberg GD, Hao R, Campi KL, Laredo SA, Laman-Maharg A, Manning CE, Doig IE, Lopez EM, Walch K, Bales KL, Trainor BC. Sex-Specific Effects of Stress on Oxytocin Neurons Correspond With Responses to Intranasal Oxytocin. Biol Psychiatry. 2016 09 01; 80(5):406-14. PMID: 26620251.
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    16. Heimovics SA, Trainor BC, Soma KK. Rapid Effects of Estradiol on Aggression in Birds and Mice: The Fast and the Furious. Integr Comp Biol. 2015 Aug; 55(2):281-93. PMID: 25980562; PMCID: PMC4615795.
    17. Laredo SA, Steinman MQ, Robles CF, Ferrer E, Ragen BJ, Trainor BC. Effects of defeat stress on behavioral flexibility in males and females: modulation by the mu-opioid receptor. Eur J Neurosci. 2015 Feb; 41(4):434-41. PMID: 25615538; PMCID: PMC4331223.
    18. Laredo SA, Villalon Landeros R, Trainor BC. Rapid effects of estrogens on behavior: environmental modulation and molecular mechanisms. Front Neuroendocrinol. 2014 Oct; 35(4):447-58. PMID: 24685383; PMCID: PMC4175137.
    19. Greenberg GD, Howerton CL, Trainor BC. Fighting in the home cage: Agonistic encounters and effects on neurobiological markers within the social decision-making network of house mice (Mus musculus). Neurosci Lett. 2014 Apr 30; 566:151-5. PMID: 24602985; PMCID: PMC4019314.
    20. Laredo SA, Orr VN, McMackin MZ, Trainor BC. The effects of exogenous melatonin and melatonin receptor blockade on aggression and estrogen-dependent gene expression in male California mice (Peromyscus californicus). Physiol Behav. 2014 Apr 10; 128:86-91. PMID: 24518867; PMCID: PMC3993982.
    21. Robles CF, McMackin MZ, Campi KL, Doig IE, Takahashi EY, Pride MC, Trainor BC. Effects of kappa opioid receptors on conditioned place aversion and social interaction in males and females. Behav Brain Res. 2014 Apr 01; 262:84-93. PMID: 24445073; PMCID: PMC4073310.
    22. Greenberg GD, Laman-Maharg A, Campi KL, Voigt H, Orr VN, Schaal L, Trainor BC. Sex differences in stress-induced social withdrawal: role of brain derived neurotrophic factor in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis. Front Behav Neurosci. 2013; 7:223. PMID: 24409132; PMCID: PMC3885825.
    23. Campi KL, Greenberg GD, Kapoor A, Ziegler TE, Trainor BC. Sex differences in effects of dopamine D1 receptors on social withdrawal. Neuropharmacology. 2014 Feb; 77:208-16. PMID: 24120838; PMCID: PMC3865025.
    24. Campi KL, Jameson CE, Trainor BC. Sexual Dimorphism in the Brain of the Monogamous California Mouse (Peromyscus californicus). Brain Behav Evol. 2013; 81(4):236-49. PMID: 23881046; PMCID: PMC3915401.
    25. Laredo SA, Villalon Landeros R, Dooley JC, Steinman MQ, Orr V, Silva AL, Crean KK, Robles CF, Trainor BC. Nongenomic effects of estradiol on aggression under short day photoperiods. Horm Behav. 2013 Aug; 64(3):557-65. PMID: 23763907; PMCID: PMC3851015.
    26. Trainor BC, Takahashi EY, Campi KL, Florez SA, Greenberg GD, Laman-Maharg A, Laredo SA, Orr VN, Silva AL, Steinman MQ. Sex differences in stress-induced social withdrawal: independence from adult gonadal hormones and inhibition of female phenotype by corncob bedding. Horm Behav. 2013 Mar; 63(3):543-50. PMID: 23384773; PMCID: PMC3637973.
    27. Renn SC, Fraser EJ, Aubin-Horth N, Trainor BC, Hofmann HA. Females of an African cichlid fish display male-typical social dominance behavior and elevated androgens in the absence of males. Horm Behav. 2012 Apr; 61(4):496-503. PMID: 22285646; PMCID: PMC3319202.
    28. Steinman MQ, Knight JA, Trainor BC. Effects of photoperiod and food restriction on the reproductive physiology of female California mice. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2012 May 01; 176(3):391-9. PMID: 22245263; PMCID: PMC3334427.
    29. Villalon Landeros R, Morisseau C, Yoo HJ, Fu SH, Hammock BD, Trainor BC. Corncob bedding alters the effects of estrogens on aggressive behavior and reduces estrogen receptor-a expression in the brain. Endocrinology. 2012 Feb; 153(2):949-53. PMID: 22186416; PMCID: PMC3275391.
    30. Trainor BC. Stress responses and the mesolimbic dopamine system: social contexts and sex differences. Horm Behav. 2011 Nov; 60(5):457-69. PMID: 21907202; PMCID: PMC3217312.
    31. Trainor BC, Pride MC, Villalon Landeros R, Knoblauch NW, Takahashi EY, Silva AL, Crean KK. Sex differences in social interaction behavior following social defeat stress in the monogamous California mouse (Peromyscus californicus). PLoS One. 2011 Feb 25; 6(2):e17405. PMID: 21364768; PMCID: PMC3045459.
    32. Steinman MQ, Crean KK, Trainor BC. Photoperiod interacts with food restriction in performance in the Barnes maze in female California mice. Eur J Neurosci. 2011 Jan; 33(2):361-70. PMID: 21198981; PMCID: PMC3059189.
    33. Trainor BC, Takahashi EY, Silva AL, Crean KK, Hostetler C. Sex differences in hormonal responses to social conflict in the monogamous California mouse. Horm Behav. 2010 Aug; 58(3):506-12. PMID: 20430027; PMCID: PMC2917544.
    34. Trainor BC, Crean KK, Fry WH, Sweeney C. Activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinases in social behavior circuits during resident-intruder aggression tests. Neuroscience. 2010 Jan 20; 165(2):325-36. PMID: 19874872; PMCID: PMC2814169.
    35. Silva AL, Fry WH, Sweeney C, Trainor BC. Effects of photoperiod and experience on aggressive behavior in female California mice. Behav Brain Res. 2010 Apr 02; 208(2):528-34. PMID: 20060017; PMCID: PMC2831116.
    36. Trainor BC, Sweeney C, Cardiff R. Isolating the effects of social interactions on cancer biology. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2009 Oct; 2(10):843-6. PMID: 19789296.
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    37. Trainor BC, Finy MS, Nelson RJ. Paternal aggression in a biparental mouse: parallels with maternal aggression. Horm Behav. 2008 Jan; 53(1):200-7. PMID: 17991466; PMCID: PMC2218985.
    38. Trainor BC, Finy MS, Nelson RJ. Rapid effects of estradiol on male aggression depend on photoperiod in reproductively non-responsive mice. Horm Behav. 2008 Jan; 53(1):192-9. PMID: 17976598; PMCID: PMC2190085.
    39. Workman JL, Trainor BC, Finy MS, Nelson RJ. Inhibition of neuronal nitric oxide reduces anxiety-like responses to pair housing. Behav Brain Res. 2008 Feb 11; 187(1):109-15. PMID: 17928072; PMCID: PMC2230666.
    40. Nelson RJ, Trainor BC. Neural mechanisms of aggression. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2007 Jul; 8(7):536-46. PMID: 17585306.
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    41. Trainor BC, Rowland MR, Nelson RJ. Photoperiod affects estrogen receptor alpha, estrogen receptor beta and aggressive behavior. Eur J Neurosci. 2007 Jul; 26(1):207-18. PMID: 17614949; PMCID: PMC2071923.
    42. Navara KJ, Trainor BC, Nelson RJ. Photoperiod alters macrophage responsiveness, but not expression of Toll-like receptors in Siberian hamsters. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2007 Oct; 148(2):354-9. PMID: 17588795.
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    43. Trainor BC, Lin S, Finy MS, Rowland MR, Nelson RJ. Photoperiod reverses the effects of estrogens on male aggression via genomic and nongenomic pathways. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Jun 05; 104(23):9840-5. PMID: 17525148; PMCID: PMC1876655.
    44. Trainor BC, Workman JL, Jessen R, Nelson RJ. Impaired nitric oxide synthase signaling dissociates social investigation and aggression. Behav Neurosci. 2007 Apr; 121(2):362-9. PMID: 17469926; PMCID: PMC2128042.
    45. Trainor BC, Hofmann HA. Somatostatin and somatostatin receptor gene expression in dominant and subordinate males of an African cichlid fish. Behav Brain Res. 2007 May 16; 179(2):314-20. PMID: 17374406; PMCID: PMC2696992.
    46. Martin LB, Trainor BC, Finy MS, Nelson RJ. HPA activity and neotic and anxiety-like behavior vary among Peromyscus species. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2007 May 01; 151(3):342-50. PMID: 17368638; PMCID: PMC1892157.
    47. Frazier CR, Trainor BC, Cravens CJ, Whitney TK, Marler CA. Paternal behavior influences development of aggression and vasopressin expression in male California mouse offspring. Horm Behav. 2006 Dec; 50(5):699-707. PMID: 16934808.
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    48. Trainor BC, Hofmann HA. Somatostatin regulates aggressive behavior in an African cichlid fish. Endocrinology. 2006 Nov; 147(11):5119-25. PMID: 16887916.
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    49. Trainor BC, Greiwe KM, Nelson RJ. Individual differences in estrogen receptor alpha in select brain nuclei are associated with individual differences in aggression. Horm Behav. 2006 Aug; 50(2):338-45. PMID: 16753164; PMCID: PMC1950320.
    50. Pyter LM, Trainor BC, Nelson RJ. Testosterone and photoperiod interact to affect spatial learning and memory in adult male white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus). Eur J Neurosci. 2006 Jun; 23(11):3056-62. PMID: 16819995.
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    51. Trainor BC, Martin LB, Greiwe KM, Kuhlman JR, Nelson RJ. Social and photoperiod effects on reproduction in five species of Peromyscus. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2006 Sep 01; 148(2):252-9. PMID: 16626709; PMCID: PMC2080678.
    52. Trainor BC, Kyomen HH, Marler CA. Estrogenic encounters: how interactions between aromatase and the environment modulate aggression. Front Neuroendocrinol. 2006 Jul; 27(2):170-9. PMID: 16376420; PMCID: PMC2080681.
    53. Nelson RJ, Trainor BC, Chiavegatto S, Demas GE. Pleiotropic contributions of nitric oxide to aggressive behavior. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2006; 30(3):346-55. PMID: 16483891.
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    54. Trainor BC, Bird IM, Marler CA. Opposing hormonal mechanisms of aggression revealed through short-lived testosterone manipulations and multiple winning experiences. Horm Behav. 2004 Feb; 45(2):115-21. PMID: 15019798.
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    55. Trainor BC, Bird IM, Alday NA, Schlinger BA, Marler CA. Variation in aromatase activity in the medial preoptic area and plasma progesterone is associated with the onset of paternal behavior. Neuroendocrinology. 2003 Jul; 78(1):36-44. PMID: 12869798; PMCID: PMC2080682.
    56. Trainor BC, Rouse KL, Marler CA. Arginine vasotocin interacts with the social environment to regulate advertisement calling in the gray treefrog (Hyla versicolor). Brain Behav Evol. 2003; 61(4):165-71. PMID: 12784054.
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    57. Trainor BC, Marler CA. Testosterone promotes paternal behaviour in a monogamous mammal via conversion to oestrogen. Proc Biol Sci. 2002 Apr 22; 269(1493):823-9. PMID: 11958714; PMCID: PMC1690962.
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