Rose is interested in the neuronal circuits that drive auditory learning behaviors. Currently, she is using in vivo electrophysiology techniques to study subcortical contributions to auditory cortical plasticity during perceptual learning under the guidance of Dr. Melissa Caras. Prior to joining the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science PhD program at UMD, she worked as a research technician at UNC. She received a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Linguistics at Wake Forest University.


Agoglia AE, Zhu M, Quadir SG, Bluitt MN, Douglass E, Hanback T, Tella J, Ying R, Hodge CW, Herman MA. Sex-specific plasticity in CRF regulation of inhibitory control in central amygdala CRF1 neurons after chronic voluntary alcohol drinking. Addict Biol. 2021 Jun 2:e13067. doi: 10.1111/adb.13067. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34075665.

Pratt WE, Vaca-Tricerri R, Blanchard AC, Hopkins TR, Ilesanmi AO, Pierce-Messick Z, Rosner IA, Ying R. Selective serotonin receptor stimulation of the ventral tegmentum differentially affects appetitive motivation for sugar on a progressive ratio schedule of reinforcement. Behav Brain Res. 2021 Jan 23;403:113139. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2021.113139. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33497748.

Agoglia AE, Zhu M, Ying R, Sidhu H, Natividad LA, Wolfe SA, Buczynski MW, Contet C, Parsons LH, Roberto M, Herman MA. Corticotropin-Releasing Factor Receptor-1 Neurons in the Lateral Amygdala Display Selective Sensitivity to Acute and Chronic Ethanol Exposure. eNeuro. 2020 Mar 5;7(2):ENEURO.0420-19.2020. doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0420-19.2020. PMID: 32041742; PMCID: PMC7059189.

Otis JM, Zhu M, Namboodiri VMK, Cook CA, Kosyk O, Matan AM, Ying R, Hashikawa Y, Hashikawa K, Trujillo-Pisanty I, Guo J, Ung RL, Rodriguez-Romaguera J, Anton ES, Stuber GD. Paraventricular Thalamus Projection Neurons Integrate Cortical and Hypothalamic Signals for Cue-Reward Processing. Neuron. 2019 Aug 7;103(3):423-431.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2019.05.018. Epub 2019 Jun 10. PMID: 31196673; PMCID: PMC6773659.

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