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Psychological Sciences Faculty

Susan SanghaSusan Sangha

Assistant Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychological Sciences
Purdue University
703 Third Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2081 USA

Campus Address:
Psychological Sciences, Room 3182

E-mail: sangha@purdue.edu
Telephone: (765) 494-0648
Website: www.sanghalab.com

Degree: Ph.D. University of Calgary, Canada, 2005

Research Interests:

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.

Representative Publications:

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.

Sangha S*, Greba Q, Robinson PD, Ballendine SA, Howland JG* (2014). Normal fear and safety cue discrimination but alterations in fear regulation after extinction in an animal model of schizophrenia. Front Behav Neurosci, 8: 168.