Psychological Sciences Faculty
Assistant Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Department of Psychological Sciences
703 Third Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2081 USA
Psychological Sciences, Room 3182
Telephone: (765) 494-0648
Degree: Ph.D. University of Calgary, Canada, 2005
My research program focuses on the mechanisms underlying fear suppression, using a combination of behavioral, electrophysiological and molecular techniques to track biological changes in the brain as the animal is learning about fear, safety and reward signals.
Sangha S, Narayanan RT, Bergado-Acosta JR, Stork O, Seidenbecher T, Pape H-C (2009). Deficiency of the 65-kDa isoform of glutamic acid decarboxylase impairs extinction of cued but not contextual fear memory. Journal of Neuroscience, 29: 15713-15720.
Sangha S, Ilenseer J, Sosulina L, Lesting J, Pape H-C (2012). Differential regulation of glutamic acid decarboxylase gene expression after extinction of a recent memory versus intermediate memory. Learning & Memory, 19:194-200.
Christianson JP, Fernando ABP, Kazama AM, Jovanovic T, Ostroff LE, Sangha S (2012). Inhibition of fear by learned safety signals: minisymposium review. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(41): 14118-14124.
Sangha S, Chadick JZ, Janak PH (2013). Safety encoding in the basal amygdala. Journal of Neuroscience, 33: 3744-3751.
Sangha S, Robinson PD, Davies DA, Greba Q, Howland JG (2014). Alterations in reward, fear and safety cue discrimination after inactivation of the prelimbic and infralimbic cortices. Neuropsychopharmacology, 39:2405-2413.