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Julia A. Chester

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Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences
Ph.D., Behavioral Neuroscience, Oregon Health & Science University, 1998


Contact Info:

jcheste@purdue.edu
765-494-6863


Training Group(s):
Integrative Neuroscience


Current Research Interests:

Research in the Chester laboratory combines behavioral, biochemical, and pharmacological approaches to identify genetic, neurobiological, and environmental factors that contribute to alcohol drinking, alcoholism, and co-morbid psychiatric diseases.



Selected Publications:

Chester, J.A., Barrenha, G.D., Hughes, M.L., Keuneke, K.J. (2008) Age- and sex-dependent effects of footshock stress on subsequent alcohol drinking and acoustic startle behavior in mice selectively bred for high alcohol preference. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, in press.

Chester, J.A., Barrenha, G.D. (2007). Acoustic startle at baseline and during acute alcohol withdrawal in replicate mouse lines selectively bred for high or low alcohol preference. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 31(10), 1633-1644. Epub 2007 Sept 17.

Barrenha, G.D., Chester, J.A. (2007). Genetic correlation between innate alcohol preference and fear-potentiated startle in selected mouse lines. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 31(7), 1081-1088. Epub 2007 Apr 19.

Chester, J.A., Rausch, E.J., June, H.L., Froehlich, J.C. (2006). Decreased reward during acute alcohol withdrawal in rats selectively bred for low alcohol drinking. Alcohol, 38(3), 165-172. Epub 2006 July 28.

Chester, J.A., Mullins, A.J., Nguyen, C.H., Watts, V.J., Meisel, R.L. (2006). Repeated quinpirole treatments produce neurochemical sensitization and associated behavioral changes in female hamsters. Psychopharmacology, 188(1), 53-62. Epub 2006 July 19.

Chester, J.A., Barrenha, G.D., DeMaria, A., Finegan A. (2006). Different effects of stress on alcohol drinking behavior in male and female mice selectively bred for high alcohol preference. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 41(1), 44-53.

Chester, J.A., Blose, A.M., Froehlich, J.C. (2005). Effects of chronic alcohol treatment on acoustic startle reactivity during withdrawal and subsequent alcohol intake in high and low alcohol drinking rats. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 40(5), 379-87.

Chester, J.A., Blose, A.M., Froehlich, J.C. (2004). Acoustic startle reactivity during acute alcohol withdrawal in rats that differ in genetic predisposition toward alcohol drinking: Effect of stimulus characteristics. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 28(5), 677-687.

Chester, J.A., Blose, A.M., Froehlich, J.C. (2004). Effects of stress on alcohol consumption in rats selectively bred for high or low alcohol drinking. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 28(3), 385-393.

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