Jesse Wood, Ph.D.

Graduated: April, 2015
Mentor: Dr. Bita Moghaddam
Thesis: New insight into how VTA neurons encode information about serial actions
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Prior Degree: BS Virginia Commonwealth University (2007)


Moghaddam, B. and Wood, J. Teamwork Matters: Coordinated Neuronal Activity in Brain Systems Relevant to Psychiatric Disorders. JAMA Psychiatry. 013 Dec 4. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2013.2080. [Epub ahead of print]

Simon, N.W., Gregory, T.A., Wood, J. and Moghaddam, B. Differences in Response Initiation and Behavioral Flexibility Between Adolescent and Adult Rats. Behavioral Neuroscience, (in press).

Wood, J., Kim, Y. and Moghaddam, B. Disruption of Prefrontal Cortex Large Scale Neuronal Activity by Different Classes of Psychotomimetic Drugs. Journal of Neuroscience, (accepted).

Kim, Y., Wood, J. and Moghaddam, B. Coordinated activity of ventral tegmental neurons adapts to appetitive and aversive learning. PLoS ONE 7(1): e29766. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0029766

Kotermanski, S.E., Wood, J.T. and Johnson, J.W. Memantine binding to a superficial site on NMDA receptors contributes to partial trapping. J Physiol., Oct 1; 587(Pt 19): 4589-604, 2009.

Prus, A.J., Pehrson, A.L., Philibin, S.D., Wood, J.T., Vunck, S.A. and Porter, J.H. The role of M1 muscarinic cholinergic receptors in the discriminative stimulus properties of N-desmethylclozapine and the atypical antipsychotic drug clozapine in rats. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2009 Apr;203(2):295-301. doi: 10.1007/s00213-008-1262-0. Epub 2008 Aug 7.