Christina M. Ragan

2011-2015 Neuroscience Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 
 2015- Psychology and Neuroscience Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, United States 
maternal behavior, anxiety, serotonin
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Sonia Cavigelli grad student 2007-2011 Penn State
 (Sibling variance in early life social interactions predicts adult anxiety-related behavior and physiology in rodents.)
Joseph Lonstein post-doc 2011-2015 Michigan State
Robert Yolken research scientist Johns Hopkins


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Allison Subaldo research assistant 2015-2016 Colgate University
Charles Gore research assistant 2016-2016 Colgate University
John Nuveen research assistant 2016-2016 Colgate University
Hennie Cabuhay research assistant 2015-2017 Colgate University
Connor Dufort research assistant 2015-2017 Colgate University
Nairuti Shah research assistant 2015-2017 Colgate University
Dana Smith research assistant 2016-2017 Colgate University
Ameera Crossman research assistant 2017-2017 Colgate University
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Ragan CM, Ahmed EI, Vitale EM, et al. (2022) Postpartum State, but Not Maternal Caregiving or Level of Anxiety, Increases Medial Prefrontal Cortex GAD and vGAT in Female Rats. Frontiers in Global Women's Health. 2: 746518
Grieb ZA, Ragan CM. (2019) The effects of perinatal SSRI exposure on anxious behavior and neurobiology in rodent and human offspring. European Neuropsychopharmacology : the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology. 29: 1169-1184
Jimenez AG, Winward JD, Smith DM, et al. (2018) Effects of short-term clomipramine on anxiety-like behavior, cellular metabolism, and oxidative stress in primary fibroblast cells of male and female rats. Physiological Reports. 6: e13615
Gemmel M, Bögi E, Ragan C, et al. (2017) Perinatal selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor medication (SSRI) effects on social behaviors, neurodevelopment and the epigenome. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
Ragan CM, Harding KM, Lonstein JS. (2015) Associations among within-litter differences in early mothering received and later emotional behaviors, mothering, and cortical tryptophan hydroxylase-2 expression in female laboratory rats. Hormones and Behavior
Ragan CM, Lonstein JS. (2014) Differential postpartum sensitivity to the anxiety-modulating effects of offspring contact is associated with innate anxiety and brainstem levels of dopamine beta-hydroxylase in female laboratory rats. Neuroscience. 256: 433-44
Ragan CM, Loken E, Stifter CA, et al. (2012) Within-litter variance in early rat pup-mother interactions and adult offspring responses to novelty. Developmental Psychobiology. 54: 199-206
Cavigelli SA, Ragan CM, Barrett CE, et al. (2010) Within-litter variance in rat maternal behaviour. Behavioural Processes. 84: 696-704
Cavigelli SA, Ragan CM, Michael KC, et al. (2009) Stable behavioral inhibition and glucocorticoid production as predictors of longevity. Physiology & Behavior. 98: 205-14
Boggiano MM, Cavigelli SA, Dorsey JR, et al. (2008) Effect of a cage divider permitting social stimuli on stress and food intake in rats. Physiology & Behavior. 95: 222-8
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