Psychological Sciences Faculty
Assistant Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Department of Psychological Sciences
703 Third Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2081 USA
Psychological Sciences, Room 3182
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, 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.