Russell Romeo

Assistant Professor of Psychology and the Neuroscience and Behavior Program

Russell D. Romeo joined the Barnard faculty in 2007. He teaches such courses as Systems and Behavioral Neuroscience; Hormones and Behavior; and Senior Research Seminars.

Professor Romeo's research laboratory studies the effects of pubertal maturation on brain and behavior. Specifically, the lab is interested in the impact of stress on the development of neural circuits important in emotional reactivity.

Recent Publications:

Foilb, A. R., Lui, P., and Romeo, R. D. (2011).  The transformation of hormonal stress responses throughout puberty and adolescence.  Journal of Endocrinology, 210:391-398.

Goble, K. H., Bain, Z. A., Padow, V. A., Lui, P., Klein, Z. A., and Romeo, R. D. (2011). Pubertal-related changes in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis reactivity and cytokine secretion in response to an immunological stressor.  Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 23:129-135.

Romeo, R. D.(2010).  Pubertal maturation and programming of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal reactivity.  Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, 32:232-240.   

Romeo, R. D. (2010).  Stress and brain morphology.  In G. Koob, R. F. Thompson and M. Le Moal (eds.) Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience, Elsevier, Oxford, United Kingdom, 304-309.

Klein, Z. A., Padow, V. A, and Romeo, R. D. (2010).  The effects of stress on play and home cage behaviors in adolescent male rats.  Developmental Psychobiology, 52:62-

Academic Focus: 

Behavioral Neuroscience
Developmental Psychobiology

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B.A., Edinboro University

M.S., Villanova University

Ph.D., Michigan State University

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