Research on stress and snacking

Selected Publications

Experimental biology can inform our understanding of food insecurity

Wilbrecht L, Chen Lin W., Callahan K., Bateson M., Myers K., Ross RA. Journal of Experimental Biology 227, suppl_1 (March 07 2024).
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Food Insecurity and Disordered Eating Behaviors in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review

Vivas Carbo, A.*, Bidopia, T.*, Ross, R.A., & Burke N.L. Eating Behaviors 49 (April 2023). *These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Prefrontal cortex melanocortin 4 receptors (MC4R) mediate food intake behavior in mice.

Ross RA*+, Kim A*, Das P, Li Y, Choi YK, Thompson AT, Douglas E, Subramanian S, Ramos K, Callahan K, Bolshakov VY, Ressler KJ. Physiology and behavior (June 25, 2023). *These authors contributed equally to this work. +denotes corresponding author. doi: PDF

PREPRINT: Prefrontal cortex melanocortin 4 receptors (MC4R) mediate food intake behavior in mice
Ross RA, Kim A, Das, P, Li Y, Choi YK, Thompson AT, Douglas E, Subramanian S, Ramos K, Callahan K, Bolshakov VY, Ressler KJ.
bioRxiv 2022.06.01.494383; doi:

The role of mediobasal hypothalamic PACAP in the control of body weight and metabolism

Kramer NB’, Ross RA’, Johnson DQ, Fenselau H, Haggerty DL, Atwood B, Lowell BB, Flak JN. Endocrinology. 2021 Jan 18. (The ‘ indicates co-first author) Doi:. PDF.

PACAP neurons in the ventral premammillary nucleus regulate reproductive function in the female mouse

Ross RA, Leon S, Madara JC, Schafer D, Fergani C, Maguire CA, Verstegen AM, Brengle E, Kong D, Herbison AE, Kaiser UB, Lowell BB, Navarro VM. eLife. 2018 Jun 15;7;. pii: e35960. doi: 10.7554/eLife.35960. PMID: 29905528. PDF

Circulating PACAP peptide and PAC1R genotype as possible transdiagnostic biomarkers for anxiety disorders in women: a preliminary study

Ross RA, Hoeppner SS, Hellberg SN, O’Day EB, Rosencrans PL, Ressler KJ, May V, Simon NM. Neuropsychopharmacology. Jan 7, 2020. doi: 10.1038/s41386-020-0604-4. PMID:31910434. PDF

A brainstem peptide system activated at birth protects postnatal breathing

Yingtang Shi, Daniel S Stornetta, Robert J Reklow, Alisha Sahu, Yvonne Wabara, Ashley Nguyen, Keyong Li, Yong Zhang, Edward Perez-Reyes, Rachel A Ross, Bradford B Lowell, Ruth L Stornetta, Gregory D Funk, Patrice G Guyenet, Douglas A Bayliss Nature 589 (7842), 426-430. doi: 10.1038/s41586-020-2991-4. PMID:33268898. PDF

A Virtual Summer Research and Mentorship Program for Underrepresented in Medicine (URiM) Medical Students in Psychiatry

Masaki, C.O., Ogbu-Nwobodo, L., Santos, L.H. et al. Acad Psychiatry. 2022. doi:10.1007/s40596-022-01631-2. PubMed PMID: 35414163. PDF

The Emotional Cost of Contraception

Ross, RA and Kaiser, UB. Nature Reviews Endocrinology. Dec 8, 2016;13(1):7–9. doi: 10.1038/nrendo.2016.194. PubMed PMID: 27929034. PDF

Deconstructing the gestalt: Mechanisms of fear, threat, and trauma memory encoding

Maddox SA, Hartmann J, Ross RA, Ressler KJ. Neuron. April 3, 2019. 102;60–74. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2019.03.017. PMID 30946827. PDF

A visual circuit uses complementary mechanisms to support transient and sustained pupil constriction

Keenan WT*, Rupp AC*, Ross RA, Somasundaram P, Hiriyanna S, Wu Z, Badea TC, Robinson PR, Lowell BB, and Hattar S. eLife 2016; doi: 10.7554/eLife.15392. PMID: 27669145. PDF

Depression in Turner Syndrome: A systematic review. Archives of Sexual Behavior

Morris LA, Kremens J, Tishelman A, Ross RA. Sept 5, 2019. doi: 10.1007/s10508-019-01549-1. PMID: 31598804. PDF

Non-Crh glutamatergic neurons in Barrington’s nucleus control micturition via glutamatergic afferents from the midbrain and hypothalamus

Verstegen AMJ, Klymko N, Zhu L, Mathai JC, Kobayashi R, Venner A, Ross RA, VanderHorst VG, Arrigoni E, Geerling JC, Zeidel ML. Current Biology. Aug 3, 2019. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.07.009. PMID: 31422881. PDF

Hypothalamic PKC regulates glucose production

Ross R, Wang PY, Chari M, Lam CK, Caspi L, Ono H, Muse ED, Li X, Gutierrez-Juarez R, Light PE, Schwartz GJ, Rossetti L, Lam TK. Diabetes. 2008 Aug; 57(8): 2061–2065. doi: 10.2337/db08-0206. PMID: 18511848. PDF

Differential effects of hypothalamic long chain fatty acid infusions on suppression of hepatic glucose production

Ross RA, Rossetti L, Lam TKT, Schwartz GJ. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Oct; 299(4): E633–639. doi: 10.1152/ajpendo.00190.2010. PMID: 20647558. PDF

Inflammatory cytokines in major depressive disorder: A case–control study

Cassano P, Bui E, Rogers AH, Walton ZE, Ross R, Zeng M, Nadal-Vicens M, Mischoulon D, Baker AW, Keshaviah A, Worthington J, Hoge EA, Alpert J, Fava M, Wong KK, Simon NM. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2017 Jan;51(1):23-31. doi: 10.1177/0004867416652736. Epub 2016 Sep 29. PMID: 27313138. PDF

Circulating levels of oxytocin may be elevated in complicated grief: a pilot study

Eric Bui, Samantha N Hellberg, Susanne S Hoeppner, Peter Rosencrans , Allison Young , Rachel A Ross, Elizabeth Hoge, Naomi M Simon. Eur J Psychotraumatol. 2019 Aug 6;10(1):1646603. doi: 10.1080/20008198.2019.1646603. PDF

Interacting Neural Processes of Feeding, Hyperactivity, Stress, Reward, and the Utility of the Activity-Based Anorexia Model of Anorexia Nervosa

Rachel A Ross, Yael Mandelblat-Cerf, Anne M J Verstegen. Harv Rev Psychiatry
. Nov/Dec 2016;24(6):416-436. doi: 10.1097/HRP.0000000000000111. PDF