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Shannon Stephens

TitlePostdoctoral Scholar
InstitutionUniversity of California San Diego
DepartmentReproductive Medicine
Address9500 Gilman Drive #0674
La Jolla CA 92093
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    The role of the amygdala in modulating reproduction
    NIH/NICHD K99HD092894Aug 1, 2017 - Jul 31, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Function and Molecular Phenotyping of Amygdala Kisspeptin Neurons
    NIH/NICHD F32HD088060Apr 1, 2016 - Mar 31, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Stephens S, Kauffman AS. Regulation and Possible Functions of Kisspeptin in the Medial Amygdala. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2017; 8:191. PMID: 28824550.
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    2. Stephens S, Rouse ML, Tolson KP, Liaw RB, Parra RA, Chahal N, Kauffman AS. Effects of Selective Deletion of Tyrosine Hydroxylase from Kisspeptin Cells on Puberty and Reproduction in Male and Female Mice. eNeuro. 2017 May-Jun; 4(3). PMID: 28660243.
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    3. Stephens S, Chahal N, Munaganuru N, Parra RA, Kauffman AS. Estrogen Stimulation of Kiss1 Expression in the Medial Amygdala Involves Estrogen Receptor-a But Not Estrogen Receptor-ß. Endocrinology. 2016 Oct; 157(10):4021-4031. PMID: 27564649.
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    4. Luo E, Stephens S, Chaing S, Munaganuru N, Kauffman AS, Breen KM. Corticosterone Blocks Ovarian Cyclicity and the LH Surge via Decreased Kisspeptin Neuron Activation in Female Mice. Endocrinology. 2016 Mar; 157(3):1187-99. PMID: 26697722; PMCID: PMC4769373 [Available on 03/01/17].
    5. Stephens S, Tolson KP, Rouse ML, Poling MC, Hashimoto-Partyka MK, Mellon PL, Kauffman AS. Absent Progesterone Signaling in Kisspeptin Neurons Disrupts the LH Surge and Impairs Fertility in Female Mice. Endocrinology. 2015 Sep; 156(9):3091-7. PMID: 26076042; PMCID: PMC4541622.
    6. Russo KA, La JL, Stephens S, Poling MC, Padgaonkar NA, Jennings KJ, Piekarski DJ, Kauffman AS, Kriegsfeld LJ. Circadian Control of the Female Reproductive Axis Through Gated Responsiveness of the RFRP-3 System to VIP Signaling. Endocrinology. 2015 Jul; 156(7):2608-18. PMID: 25872006; PMCID: PMC4475714.
    7. Stephens S, Raper J, Bachevalier J, Wallen K. Neonatal amygdala lesions advance pubertal timing in female rhesus macaques. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2015 Jan; 51:307-17. PMID: 25462903; PMCID: PMC4268413.
    8. Raper J, Stephens S, Henry A, Villarreal T, Bachevalier J, Wallen K, Sanchez MM. Neonatal amygdala lesions lead to increased activity of brain CRF systems and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis of juvenile rhesus monkeys. J Neurosci. 2014 Aug 20; 34(34):11452-60. PMID: 25143624; PMCID: PMC4138348.
    9. Raper J, Stephens S, Sanchez M, Bachevalier J, Wallen K. Neonatal amygdala lesions alter mother-infant interactions in rhesus monkeys living in a species-typical social environment. Dev Psychobiol. 2014 Dec; 56(8):1711-22. PMID: 24986273; PMCID: PMC4423616.
    10. Stephens S, Wallen K. Environmental and social influences on neuroendocrine puberty and behavior in macaques and other nonhuman primates. Horm Behav. 2013 Jul; 64(2):226-39. PMID: 23998667; PMCID: PMC3762264.
    11. Raper J, Wallen K, Sanchez MM, Stephens S, Henry A, Villareal T, Bachevalier J. Sex-dependent role of the amygdala in the development of emotional and neuroendocrine reactivity to threatening stimuli in infant and juvenile rhesus monkeys. Horm Behav. 2013 Apr; 63(4):646-58. PMID: 23380162; PMCID: PMC3646621.
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