Myers Lab

The Myers Lab focuses on the integration of limbic neurocircuits to determine the biological basis for stress effects on health. Specifically, we combine behavioral neuroscience and integrative physiology to examine how the brain mediates relationships between mood/anxiety disorders and cardiometabolic conditions.

Experiments utilize viral-mediated gene transfer in rodent models to monitor and modulate the activity of specific cells, circuits, and synapses. These approaches allow us to examine the regulation of socio-affective behaviors, as well as the endocrine and autonomic aspects of cardiometabolic function.

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Pace SA, Lukinic E, Wallace T, McCartney C, Myers B. Cortical-brainstem circuitry attenuates physiological stress reactivity. J Physiol. 602(5):949-966, 2024.

Schaeuble D, Wallace T, Pace SA, Hentges ST, Myers B. Sex-specific prefrontal-hypothalamic control of behavior and stress responding. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 159:106413, 2024.

Wallace T, Myers B. Prefrontal representation of affective stimuli: importance of stress, sex, and context. Cereb Cortex. 33(13):8232-8246, 2023.

Dearing C, Morano R, Ptaskiewicz E, Mahbod P, Scheimann JR, Franco-Villanueva A, Wulsin L, Myers B. Glucoregulation and coping behavior after chronic stress in rats: Sex differences across the lifespan. Horm Behav. 136:105060, 2021.

Wallace T, Schaeuble D, Pace SA, Schackmuth MK, Hentges ST, Chicco AJ, Myers B. Sexually divergent cortical control of affective-autonomic integration. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 129:105238, 2021.

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Brent Myers, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator | Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Sciences

Derek Schaeuble

Ph.D. Candidate, Biomedical Sciences

Ema Lukinic

Research Associate/Lab Manager

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Courtney Bouchet, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ella Sanford

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Jake Brown

Post-Bacc Research Assistant

Fallon Stockley

Graduate Student Assistant

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Brent Myers, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Colorado State University
1617 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523