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Sandra L Petersen PhD

TitleSTEM Diversity Institute Director
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
DepartmentCollege of Natural Sciences
Address414 Morrill III
Amherst, MA 01003
Phone413-545-1808
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    1. Intlekofer KA, Clements K, Woods H, Adams H, Suvorov A, Petersen SL. Progesterone receptor membrane component 1 inhibits tumor necrosis factor alpha induction of gene expression in neural cells. PLoS One. 2019; 14(4):e0215389. PMID: 31026287.
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    2. Petersen SL, Erenrich ES, Levine DL, Vigoreaux J, Gile K. Multi-institutional study of GRE scores as predictors of STEM PhD degree completion: GRE gets a low mark. PLoS One. 2018; 13(10):e0206570. PMID: 30372469.
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    3. Thorson JF, Prezotto LD, Adams H, Petersen SL, Clapper JA, Wright EC, Oliver WT, Freking BA, Foote AP, Berry ED, Nonneman DJ, Lents CA. Energy balance affects pulsatile secretion of luteinizing hormone from the adenohypophesis and expression of neurokinin B in the hypothalamus of ovariectomized gilts. Biol Reprod. 2018 Aug 01; 99(2):433-445. PMID: 30101293.
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    4. Del Pino Sans J, Clements KJ, Suvorov A, Krishnan S, Adams HL, Petersen SL. Developmental exposure to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin may alter LH release patterns by abolishing sex differences in GABA/glutamate cell number and modifying the transcriptome of the male anteroventral periventricular nucleus. Neuroscience. 2016 Aug 4; 329:239-53. PMID: 27185484.
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    5. Del Pino Sans J, Krishnan S, Aggison LK, Adams HL, Shrikant MM, López-Giráldez F, Petersen SL. Microarray analysis of neonatal rat anteroventral periventricular transcriptomes identifies the proapoptotic Cugbp2 gene as sex-specific and regulated by estradiol. Neuroscience. 2015 Sep 10; 303:312-22. PMID: 26166732.
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    6. Petersen SL, Intlekofer KA, Moura-Conlon PJ, Brewer DN, Del Pino Sans J, Lopez JA. Nonclassical progesterone signalling molecules in the nervous system. J Neuroendocrinol. 2013 Nov; 25(11):991-1001. PMID: 23763432.
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    7. Petersen SL, Intlekofer KA, Moura-Conlon PJ, Brewer DN, Del Pino Sans J, Lopez JA. Novel progesterone receptors: neural localization and possible functions. Front Neurosci. 2013; 7:164. PMID: 24065878.
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    8. Porteous R, Petersen SL, Yeo SH, Bhattarai JP, Ciofi P, de Tassigny XD, Colledge WH, Caraty A, Herbison AE. Kisspeptin neurons co-express met-enkephalin and galanin in the rostral periventricular region of the female mouse hypothalamus. J Comp Neurol. 2011 Dec 1; 519(17):3456-69. PMID: 21800299.
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    9. Petersen SL, Krishnan S, Aggison LK, Intlekofer KA, Moura PJ. Sexual differentiation of the gonadotropin surge release mechanism: a new role for the canonical Nf?B signaling pathway. Front Neuroendocrinol. 2012 Jan; 33(1):36-44. PMID: 21741397.
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    10. Liu X, Porteous R, d'Anglemont de Tassigny X, Colledge WH, Millar R, Petersen SL, Herbison AE. Frequency-dependent recruitment of fast amino acid and slow neuropeptide neurotransmitter release controls gonadotropin-releasing hormone neuron excitability. J Neurosci. 2011 Feb 16; 31(7):2421-30. PMID: 21325509.
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    11. Cao J, Patisaul HB, Petersen SL. Aryl hydrocarbon receptor activation in lactotropes and gonadotropes interferes with estradiol-dependent and -independent preprolactin, glycoprotein alpha and luteinizing hormone beta gene expression. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2011 Feb 20; 333(2):151-9. PMID: 21187122.
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    12. Intlekofer KA, Petersen SL. 17ß-estradiol and progesterone regulate multiple progestin signaling molecules in the anteroventral periventricular nucleus, ventromedial nucleus and sexually dimorphic nucleus of the preoptic area in female rats. Neuroscience. 2011 Mar 10; 176:86-92. PMID: 21185909.
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    13. Kokay IC, Petersen SL, Grattan DR. Identification of prolactin-sensitive GABA and kisspeptin neurons in regions of the rat hypothalamus involved in the control of fertility. Endocrinology. 2011 Feb; 152(2):526-35. PMID: 21177834.
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    14. Intlekofer KA, Petersen SL. Distribution of mRNAs encoding classical progestin receptor, progesterone membrane components 1 and 2, serpine mRNA binding protein 1, and progestin and ADIPOQ receptor family members 7 and 8 in rat forebrain. Neuroscience. 2011 Jan 13; 172:55-65. PMID: 20977928.
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    15. Moura PJ, Petersen SL. Estradiol acts through nuclear- and membrane-initiated mechanisms to maintain a balance between GABAergic and glutamatergic signaling in the brain: implications for hormone replacement therapy. Rev Neurosci. 2010; 21(5):363-80. PMID: 21280455.
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    16. Krishnan S, Intlekofer KA, Aggison LK, Petersen SL. Central role of TRAF-interacting protein in a new model of brain sexual differentiation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Sep 29; 106(39):16692-7. PMID: 19805359.
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    17. Hudgens ED, Ji L, Carpenter CD, Petersen SL. The gad2 promoter is a transcriptional target of estrogen receptor (ER)alpha and ER beta: a unifying hypothesis to explain diverse effects of estradiol. J Neurosci. 2009 Jul 8; 29(27):8790-7. PMID: 19587286.
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    18. Petersen SL, Krishnan S, Hudgens ED. The aryl hydrocarbon receptor pathway and sexual differentiation of neuroendocrine functions. Endocrinology. 2006 Jun; 147(6 Suppl):S33-42. PMID: 16690800.
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    19. Gammon CM, Freeman GM, Xie W, Xie W, Petersen SL, Wetsel WC. Regulation of gonadotropin-releasing hormone secretion by cannabinoids. Endocrinology. 2005 Oct; 146(10):4491-9. PMID: 16020480.
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    20. Ottem EN, Godwin JG, Krishnan S, Petersen SL. Dual-phenotype GABA/glutamate neurons in adult preoptic area: sexual dimorphism and function. J Neurosci. 2004 Sep 15; 24(37):8097-105. PMID: 15371511.
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    21. Hrabovszky E, Kalló I, Steinhauser A, Merchenthaler I, Coen CW, Petersen SL, Liposits Z. Estrogen receptor-beta in oxytocin and vasopressin neurons of the rat and human hypothalamus: Immunocytochemical and in situ hybridization studies. J Comp Neurol. 2004 May 31; 473(3):315-33. PMID: 15116394.
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    22. Petersen SL, Ottem EN, Carpenter CD. Direct and indirect regulation of gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons by estradiol. Biol Reprod. 2003 Dec; 69(6):1771-8. PMID: 12890720.
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    23. Curran-Rauhut MA, Petersen SL. Oestradiol-dependent and -independent modulation of tyrosine hydroxylase mRNA levels in subpopulations of A1 and A2 neurones with oestrogen receptor (ER)alpha and ER beta gene expression. J Neuroendocrinol. 2003 Mar; 15(3):296-303. PMID: 12588519.
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    24. Ottem EN, Godwin JG, Petersen SL. Glutamatergic signaling through the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor directly activates medial subpopulations of luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) neurons, but does not appear to mediate the effects of estradiol on LHRH gene expression. Endocrinology. 2002 Dec; 143(12):4837-45. PMID: 12446611.
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    25. Hrabovszky E, Petersen SL. Increased concentrations of radioisotopically-labeled complementary ribonucleic acid probe, dextran sulfate, and dithiothreitol in the hybridization buffer can improve results of in situ hybridization histochemistry. J Histochem Cytochem. 2002 Oct; 50(10):1389-400. PMID: 12364572.
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    26. Curran-Rauhut MA, Petersen SL. The distribution of progestin receptor mRNA in rat brainstem. Brain Res Gene Expr Patterns. 2002 Oct; 1(3-4):151-7. PMID: 12638125.
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    27. Hays LE, Carpenter CD, Petersen SL. Evidence that GABAergic neurons in the preoptic area of the rat brain are targets of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin during development. Environ Health Perspect. 2002 Jun; 110 Suppl 3:369-76. PMID: 12060831.
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    28. Curran-Rauhut MA, Petersen SL. Regulation of glutamic acid decarboxylase 65 and 67 gene expression by ovarian steroids: identification of two functionally distinct populations of GABA neurones in the preoptic area. J Neuroendocrinol. 2002 Apr; 14(4):310-7. PMID: 11963828.
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    29. Petersen SL, Curran MA, Marconi SA, Carpenter CD, Lubbers LS, McAbee MD. Distribution of mRNAs encoding the arylhydrocarbon receptor, arylhydrocarbon receptor nuclear translocator, and arylhydrocarbon receptor nuclear translocator-2 in the rat brain and brainstem. J Comp Neurol. 2000 Nov 20; 427(3):428-39. PMID: 11054704.
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    30. Hrabovszky E, Shughrue PJ, Merchenthaler I, Hajszán T, Carpenter CD, Liposits Z, Petersen SL. Detection of estrogen receptor-beta messenger ribonucleic acid and 125I-estrogen binding sites in luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone neurons of the rat brain. Endocrinology. 2000 Sep; 141(9):3506-9. PMID: 10965924.
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    31. Petersen SL, LaFlamme KD. Progesterone increases levels of mu-opioid receptor mRNA in the preoptic area and arcuate nucleus of ovariectomized, estradiol-treated female rats. Brain Res Mol Brain Res. 1997 Dec 1; 52(1):32-7. PMID: 9450674.
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    32. Sannella MI, Petersen SL. Dual label in situ hybridization studies provide evidence that luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone neurons do not synthesize messenger ribonucleic acid for mu, kappa, or delta opiate receptors. Endocrinology. 1997 Apr; 138(4):1667-72. PMID: 9075729.
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    33. Hrabovszky E, Vrontakis ME, Petersen SL. Triple-labeling method combining immunocytochemistry and in situ hybridization histochemistry: demonstration of overlap between Fos-immunoreactive and galanin mRNA-expressing subpopulations of luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone neurons in female rats. J Histochem Cytochem. 1995 Apr; 43(4):363-70. PMID: 7534782.
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    34. Zoeller RT, Simonyi A, Butnariu O, Fletcher DL, Rudeen PK, McCrone S, Petersen SL. Effects of acute ethanol administration and cold exposure on the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis. Endocrine. 1995 Jan; 3(1):39-47. PMID: 21153235.
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