Dr. Travis Hodges is a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Liisa Galea (Laboratory of Behavioural Neuroendocrinology).
Research interests include the impact of repeated stress and altered experiences in critical periods of development on hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal function, behavioural function, and neural function. Moreover, the transmittance of behavioural and neural function from parent to offspring. Specifically, he is interested in (1) the effect of maternal depression on cognitive dysfunctions in the offspring and mechanisms underlying those cognitive dysfunctions, (2) age and sex differences in the onset of behavioural change after stressors in early-life and in the mechanisms underlying the behavioural change, and (3) the role of hippocampal neurogenesis in cognitive dysfunction and other behavioural changes in vulnerable populations.
Marcolin, M. L., Hodges, T. E., Baumbach, J. L., & McCormick, C. M. (In press). Adolescent social stress and social context influence the intake of ethanol and sucrose in male rats soon and long-after the stress exposures. Developmental psychobiology.
Hodges, T. E., Baumbach, J. L., & McCormick, C. M. (2018). Predictors of social instability stress effects on social interaction and anxiety in adolescent male rats. Developmental psychobiology, 60, 651-663.
Hodges, T. E., Baumbach, J. L., Marcolin, M. L., Bredewold, R., Veenema, A. H., & McCormick, C. M. (2017). Social instability stress in adolescent male rats reduces social interaction and social recognition performance and increases oxytocin receptor binding. Neuroscience, 359, 172-182.
McCormick, C. M., Cameron, N. M., Thompson, M. A., Cumming, M. J., Hodges, T. E., Langett, M. (2017). The sexual preference of female rats is influenced by males’ adolescent social stress history and social status. Hormones and behavior, 89, 30-37.
Hodges, T. E., & McCormick, C. M. (2015). Adolescent and adult male rats habituate to repeated isolation, but only adolescents sensitize to partner unfamiliarity. Hormones and behavior, 69, 16-30.
McCormick, C. M., Hodges, T. E., & Simone, J. J. (2015). Peer pressures: Social instability stress in adolescence and social deficits in adulthood in a rodent model. Developmental cognitive neuroscience, 11, 2-11.
Simone, J. J., Green, M. R., Hodges, T. E., & McCormick, C. M. (2015). Differential effects of CB1 receptor agonism in behavioural tests of unconditioned and conditioned fear in adult male rats. Behavioural brain research, 279, 9-16.
Hodges, T. E., Green, M. R., Simone, J. J., & McCormick, C. M. (2014). Effects of social context on endocrine function and Zif268 expression in response to an acute stressor in adolescent and adult rats. International journal of developmental neuroscience, 35, 25-34.
Hodges, T. E. & McCormick, C. M. (In press). Stress and social development in adolescence in a rodent model. Chapter in O. Schultheiss & P. Mehta (Ed.) ‘International handbook of social neuroendocrinology’. Routledge, Taylor & Francis, UK.
McCormick, C. M., & Hodges, T. E. (2017). Stress, glucocorticoids, and brain development in rodent models. Chapter in G. Fink (Ed.) ‘Neuroendocrinology and endocrinology: handbook of stress series, volume 2’. Elsevier, NY.