Adrienne J Betz

Adrienne J Betz

Associate Professor of Psychology
Director of Behavioral Neuroscience

BA, MA, PhD, University of Connecticut


Psychology
Tator Hall  221A

(203) 582-5259
Adrienne.Betz@quinnipiac.edu
BC-SCI

PS 252Physiological Psychology   -   Fall 2014
PS 353Research Methods in Behavioral Neuroscience   -   Fall 2014
PS 357Drugs, Brain and Behavior   -   Spring 2015
PS 409Senior Seminar in Psychology   -   Spring 2015

About

I am currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of Behavioral Neuroscience at Quinnipiac University.

Courses Taught

Experimental Methods (PS 307) Physiological Psychology (PS 252) Sensation and Perception (PS 354) Behavioral Neuroscience Research Methods (PS 353) Senior Thesis (PS 409)

Selected Publications

Pardo M, Betz A, San Miguel N, López-Cruz L, Salamone JD, Correa M (2013). Acetate as an active metabolite of ethanol: studies of locomotion, loss of righting reflex and anxiety in rodents. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 7(81), doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2013.00081 Betz A, Jayatilaka S, Joshi J, Ramanan S, DeBartolo D, Pylypiw H, Franke E (2013). Chronic Exposure to Benzyl Butyl Phthalate (BBP) Alters Social Interaction and Fear Conditioning in Male Adult Rats: Alterations in Amygdalar MeCP2, ERK1/2 and ERα. Neuroendocrinology Letters, 34(5), 347-358

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Honors & Awards

NIH Loan Repayment Program Recipient 2008 CT Chapter SFN Nominee and SFN National Post-doctoral Travel Award 2009 Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Equipment Loan Program, Award Recipient 2012 Susan Tieman Faculty Mentor Award, Northeast grad/undergraduate Research 2010 Organization for Neuroscience, Quinnipiac Center for Excellence in Teaching and Service to Students Semifinalist 2010 Quinnipiac Center for Excellence in Teaching and Service to Students Nominee 2011 Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Equipment Loan Program, Award Recipient 2012 NARSAD Young Investigator Award, Brain and Behavior Foundation 2013

Educational Background

University of Connecticut BA 2000 Psychology/Neuroscience University of Connecticut MA 2004 Psychology/Neuroscience University of Connecticut Ph.D. 2006 Psychology/Neuroscience Yale University Fellow 2006 Molecular Psychiatry Yale University Associate 2008 Molecular Psychiatry Yale University Affiliate 2009 Molecular Psychiatry