Psychological Sciences Faculty
Associate Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Department of Psychological Sciences
703 Third Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2081 USA
Psychological Sciences, Room 3162
Telephone: (765) 494-6863
Degree: Ph.D. Oregon Health and Science University, 1998
My research program focuses on the study of genetic, environmental, and neurobiological factors that influence development of major mental diseases such as addiction, anxiety disorders, and schizophrenia.
Ehlers, C.L. & Chester, J.A. (2009). Alcoholism. In: Squire, L.R. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, vol. 1, pp. 231-236. Oxford: Academic
Przybyla, J.A. Cueva, J.P. Chemel, B.R., Hsu, K.J., Riese, D.J. II, McCorvy, J.D., Chester, J.A., Nichols, D.E., Watts, V. J. (2009). Comparison of the enantiomers of (±)-doxanthrine, a high efficacy full dopamine D1 receptor agonist, and a reversal of enantioselectivity at D1 versus alpha2C adrenergic receptors. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 19(2) 138-146. Epub 2008 Nov 22.
Timberlake, W., Leffel, J., Chester, J.A., Froehlich, J.C. (2009). Alcohol intake during choice in three pairs of rat lines selectively bred for differences in alcohol preference: Effects of forced alcohol drinking. Alcohol, 43(2), 105-118.
Mill, C.P., Chester, J.A., Riese, D.J. (2009) EGFR may couple moderate alcohol consumption to increased breast cancer risk. Breast Cancer (London), 1, 31-38.
Placzek, E.A., Cooper, B.R., Placzek, A.T., Chester, J.A., Davisson, V.J., Barker, E.L. (2010). Lipidomic metabolism analysis of the endogenous cannabinoid anandamide (N-arachidonylethanolamide). Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, Apr 1. [Epub ahead of print].
Chester, J.A. & Gallt L.E. (2010). Pentylenetetrazol produces a conditioned place aversion to alcohol withdrawal in mice. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 95(2), 258-65. Epub 2010 Feb 9.
Powers, M.S., Barrenha, G.D., Mlinac, N.S, Barker, E.L., Chester, J.A. (2010). Effects of the novel endocannabinoid uptake inhibitor, LY2183240, on fear-potentiated startle and alcohol-seeking behaviors in mice selectively bred for high alcohol preference. Psychopharmacology, 212(4), 571-83. Epub 2010 Sep 14.
Barrenha, G.D., Coon L.E., Chester, J.A. (2011). Effects of alcohol on the acquisition and expression of fear potentiated startle in mouse lines selectively bred for high and low alcohol preference. Psychopharmacology, 218(1), 191-201. Epub 2011 Apr 13.
Barrenha, G.D. & Chester, J.A. (2012). Effects of cross-fostering on alcohol preference and correlated responses to selection in high- and low-alcohol preferring mice. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 36(12), 2065-73. Epub 2012 May 16.