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Name: Dr. Marlene A. Wilson
Phone: 803-216-3507
Campus: Columbia
College: Medicine
Department: Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Building: Basic Science Bldg 1, Rm D-41
Position: Professor; Department Chair
Research Interests: Neuroscience: Anxiety, Depression, & Stress Disorders; Experimental Psychology; Neuropeptides; Anxiety; epilepsy and seizure disorders; amygdala fear circuit; role of specific brain regions; role of neuropeptides; Behavioral Neuroscience; Experimental Psychology; neurochemical underpinnings of anxiety-related and seizure disorders; neurochemical underpinnings of anxiety-related behaviors; role of neuropeptides and the amygdala in anxiety-related behaviors and the actions of anxiety-reducing modalities such as the Valium-like benzodiazepines, alcohol and exercise; Gender & drugs on anxiety behavior; Neurochemistry of stress responses; Individual differences in stress responses and cardiovascular disease; Anxiety-related changes in seizure disorders; Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse; Biomarkers of anxiety and alcohol consumption
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