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Sandra J Kelly

Title: Carolina Trustee Professor
Department: Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-2808
Office: Osborne 102
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Department of Psychology
Sandra Kelly

Dr. Sandra Kelly received her Ph.D. from McGill University in behavioral neuroscience,  Her postdoctoral training was at the University of Iowa and SUNY Albany prior to beginning as an assistant professor here at the University of South Carolina in 1988. Her prior research examined the impact of alcohol on the developing brain and behavior.  Her current interests include the neural correlates of consciousness and meditative states in people.

Representative Publications: 

  1. Perkins, A. E., Fadel, J. R. and Kelly, S. J. (2015) The effects of postnatal alcohol exposure and galantamine on the context pre-exposure facilitation effect and acetylcholine efflux using in vivo microdialysis.  Alcohol 49:  193-205.  
  2. Macht, V. A., Kelly, S. J. and Gass, J. T. (2017) Sex-specific effects of developmental alcohol exposure on cocaine-induced place preference in adulthood.  Behavioral Brain Research 332: 259-268.