Dr. Mohamed Kabbaj is currently accepting new graduate students for the upcoming Fall semester.
Dr. Mohamed Kabbaj
Professor of Biomedical Sciences & Neuroscience
- Biomedical Sciences
- MSR 3300H
- The focus of our research is to understand the neurobiology underlying individual differences and sex differences in depression and drug addiction. Another focus of our research is to examine epigenetic mechanisms underlying social behaviors.
- Recent Publications
Duclot F, Wang H, Youssef C, Liu Y, Wang Z, Kabbaj M, Trichostatin A (TSA) facilitates formation of partner preference in male prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster), Horm Behav, 2016 PubMed Saland SK, Schoepfer KJ, Kabbaj M, Hedonic sensitivity to low-dose ketamine is modulated by gonadal hormones in a sex-dependent manner, Sci Rep, 2016 PubMed Sarkar A, Kabbaj M, Sex Differences in Effects of Ketamine on Behavior, Spine Density, and Synaptic Proteins in Socially Isolated Rats, Biol Psychiatry, 2016 PubMed Duclot F, Kabbaj M, Epigenetic mechanisms underlying the role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor in depression and response to antidepressants, J Exp Biol, 2015 PubMed Sanchez-Gonzalez MA, Guzik P, May RW, Koutnik AP, Hughes R, Muniz S, Kabbaj M, Fincham FD, Trait anxiety mimics age-related cardiovascular autonomic modulation in young adults, J Hum Hypertens, 2015 PubMed Wright KN, Hollis F, Duclot F, Dossat AM, Strong CE, Francis TC, Mercer R, Feng J, Dietz DM, Lobo MK, Nestler EJ, Kabbaj M, Methyl supplementation attenuates cocaine-seeking behaviors and cocaine-induced c-Fos activation in a DNA methylation-dependent manner, J Neurosci, 2015 PubMed Carrier N, Saland SK, Duclot F, He H, Mercer R, Kabbaj M, The Anxiolytic and Antidepressant-like Effects of Testosterone and Estrogen in Gonadectomized Male Rats, Biol Psychiatry, 2015 PubMed Fang XQ, Qiao H, Groveman BR, Feng S, Pflueger M, Xin WK, Ali MK, Lin SX, Xu J, Duclot F, Kabbaj M, Wang W, Ding XS, Santiago-Sim T, Jiang XH, Salter MW, Yu XM, Regulated internalization of NMDA receptors drives PKD1-mediated suppression of the activity of residual cell-surface NMDA receptors, Mol Brain, 2015 PubMed Duclot F, Kabbaj M, The estrous cycle surpasses sex differences in regulating the transcriptome in the rat medial prefrontal cortex and reveals an underlying role of early growth response 1, Genome Biol, 2015 PubMed Ai AL, Kabbaj M, Kathy LL, Body affects mind? Preoperative behavioral and biological predictors for postoperative symptoms in mental health, J Behav Med, 2014 PubMed Dweck D, Sanchez-Gonzalez MA, Chang AN, Dulce RA, Badger CD, Koutnik AP, Ruiz EL, Griffin B, Liang J, Kabbaj M, Fincham FD, Hare JM, Overton JM, Pinto JR, Long term ablation of protein kinase A (PKA)-mediated cardiac troponin I phosphorylation leads to excitation-contraction uncoupling and diastolic dysfunction in a knock-in mouse model of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, J Biol Chem, 2014 PubMed McHenry JA, Carrier N, Hull EM, Kabbaj M, Sex differences in anxiety and depression: Role of testosterone, Front Neuroendocrinol, 2014 PubMed Hollis F, Kabbaj M, Social defeat as an animal model for depression, ILAR J, 2014 PubMed Hollis F, Isgor C, Kabbaj M, The consequences of adolescent chronic unpredictable stress exposure on brain and behavior, Neuroscience, 2013 PubMed Sanchez-Gonzalez MA, May RW, Koutnik AP, Kabbaj M, Fincham FD, Sympathetic vasomotor tone is associated with depressive symptoms in young females: a potential link between depression and cardiovascular disease, Am J Hypertens, 2013 PubMed Carrier N, Kabbaj M, Sex differences in the antidepressant effects of ketamine, Neuropharmacology, 2013 PubMed Jourdi H, Kabbaj M, Acute BDNF treatment upregulates GluR1-SAP97 and GluR2-GRIP1 interactions: implications for sustained AMPA receptor expression, PLoS One, 2013 PubMed Duclot F, Kabbaj M, Individual differences in novelty seeking predict subsequent vulnerability to social defeat through a differential epigenetic regulation of brain-derived neurotrophic factor expression, J Neurosci, 2013 PubMed Wang H, Duclot F, Liu Y, Wang Z, Kabbaj M, Histone deacetylase inhibitors facilitate partner preference formation in female prairie voles, Nat Neurosci, 2013 PubMed Carrier N, Kabbaj M, Sex differences in social interaction behaviors in rats are mediated by extracellular signal-regulated kinase 2 expression in the medial prefrontal cortex, Neuroscience, 2012 PubMed Hollis F, Gaval M, Carrier N, Dietz D, Kabbaj M, Juvenile And Adult Rats Differ In Cocaine Reward And Expression Of Zif268 In The Forebrain, Neuroscience, 2012 PubMed Carrier N, Kabbaj M, Testosterone and imipramine have antidepressant effects in socially isolated male but not female rats, Horm Behav, 2012 PubMed Carrier N, Kabbaj M, Extracellular signal-regulated kinase 2 signaling in the hippocampus dentate gyrus mediates the antidepressant effects of testosterone, Biol Psychiatry, 2012 PubMed Duclot F, Hollis F, Darcy MJ, Kabbaj M, Individual differences in novelty-seeking behavior in rats as a model for psychosocial stress-related mood disorders, Physiol Behav, 2011 PubMed Hollis F, Duclot F, Gunjan A, Kabbaj M, Individual differences in the effect of social defeat on anhedonia and histone acetylation in the rat hippocampus, Horm Behav, 2011 PubMed Young KA, Liu Y, Gobrogge KL, Wang H, Kabbaj M, Wang Z, Amphetamine alters behavior and mesocorticolimbic dopamine receptor expression in the monogamous female prairie vole, Brain Res, 2011 PubMed Calvo N, Cecchi M, Kabbaj M, Watson SJ, Akil H, Differential effects of social defeat in rats with high and low locomotor response to novelty, Neuroscience, 2011 PubMed Radley JJ, Kabbaj M, Jacobson L, Heydendael W, Herman JP, Stress risk factors and stress-related pathology: neuroplasticity, epigenetics and endophenotypes, Stress, 2011 PubMed LaPlant Q et al., Dnmt3a regulates emotional behavior and spine plasticity in the nucleus accumbens, Nat Neurosci, 2010 PubMed Liu Y, Aragona BJ, Young KA, Dietz DM, Kabbaj M, Mazei-Robison M, Nestler EJ, Wang ZX, Nucleus accumbens dopamine mediates amphetamine-induced impairment of social bonding in a monogamous rodent species, Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2010 PubMed Stack A, Carrier N, Dietz D, Hollis F, Sorenson J, Kabbaj M, Sex differences in social interaction in rats: role of the immediate-early gene zif268, Neuropsychopharmacology, 2010 PubMed Hollis F, Wang H, Dietz D, Gunjan A, Kabbaj M, The effects of repeated social defeat on long -term depressive-like behavior and short-term histone modifications in the hippocampus in male Sprague Dawley rats, Psychopharmacology (Berl), 2010 PubMed Renthal W, Kumar A, Xiao G, Wilkinson M, Covington HE 3rd, Maze I, Sikder D, Robison AJ, LaPlant Q, Dietz DM, Russo SJ, Vialou V, Chakravarty S, Kodadek TJ, Stack A, Kabbaj M, Nestler EJ, Genome-wide analysis of chromatin regulation by cocaine reveals a role for sirtuins, Neuron, 2009 PubMed Dietz DM, Dietz KC, Moore S, Ouimet CC, Kabbaj M, Repeated social defeat stress-induced sensitization to the locomotor activating effects of d-amphetamine: role of individual differences, Psychopharmacology (Berl), 2008 PubMed Kabbaj M, Isgor C, Effects of chronic environmental and social stimuli during adolescence on mesolimbic dopaminergic circuitry markers, Neurosci Lett, 2007 PubMed Kabbaj M, Morley-Fletcher S, Le Moal M, Maccari S, Individual differences in the effects of chronic prazosin hydrochloride treatment on hippocampal mineralocorticoid and glucocorticoid receptors, Eur J Neurosci, 2007 PubMed Dietz D, Wang H, Kabbaj M, Corticosterone fails to produce conditioned place preference or conditioned place aversion in rats, Behav Brain Res, 2007 PubMed Clinton SM, VÃ¡zquez DM, Kabbaj M, Kabbaj MH, Watson SJ, Akil H, Individual differences in novelty-seeking and emotional reactivity correlate with variation in maternal behavior, Horm Behav, 2007 PubMed Kabbaj M, Individual differences in vulnerability to drug abuse: the high responders/low responders model, CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets, 2006 PubMed Dietz DM, Tapocik J, Gaval-Cruz M, Kabbaj M, Dopamine transporter, but not tyrosine hydroxylase, may be implicated in determining individual differences in behavioral sensitization to amphetamine, Physiol Behav, 2005 PubMed Kabbaj M, Evans S, Watson SJ, Akil H, The search for the neurobiological basis of vulnerability to drug abuse: using microarrays to investigate the role of stress and individual differences, Neuropharmacology, 2004 PubMed Isgor C, Kabbaj M, Akil H, Watson SJ, Delayed effects of chronic variable stress during peripubertal-juvenile period on hippocampal morphology and on cognitive and stress axis functions in rats, Hippocampus, 2004 PubMed Kabbaj M, Neurobiological bases of individual differences in emotional and stress responsiveness: high responders-low responders model, Arch Neurol, 2004 PubMed Neal CR Jr, Weidemann G, Kabbaj M, VÃ¡zquez DM, Effect of neonatal dexamethasone exposure on growth and neurological development in the adult rat, Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol, 2004 PubMed Kabbaj M, Yoshida S, Numachi Y, Matsuoka H, Devine DP, Sato M, Methamphetamine differentially regulates hippocampal glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid receptor mRNAs in Fischer and Lewis rats, Brain Res Mol Brain Res, 2003 PubMed Isgor C, Cecchi M, Kabbaj M, Akil H, Watson SJ, Estrogen receptor beta in the paraventricular nucleus of hypothalamus regulates the neuroendocrine response to stress and is regulated by corticosterone, Neuroscience, 2003 PubMed Kabbaj M, Isgor C, Watson SJ, Akil H, Stress during adolescence alters behavioral sensitization to amphetamine, Neuroscience, 2002 PubMed Evans SJ, Datson N, Kabbaj M, Thompson RC, Vreugdenhil, DeKloet ER, Watson SJ, Akil H, Evaluation of Affymetrix Gene Chip Sensitivity in rat hippocampal tissue using SAGE analysis, Eur J Neurosci, 2002 PubMed Lu XY, Shieh KR, Kabbaj M, Barsh GS, Akil H, Watson SJ, Diurnal Rhythm of Agouti-Related Protein and Its Relation to Corticosterone and Food Intake, Endocrinology, 2002 PubMed Kabbaj M, Akil H, Individual differences in novelty-seeking behavior in rats: a c-fos study, Neuroscience, 2001 PubMed Kabbaj M, Norton CS, Kollack-Walker S, Watson SJ, Robinson TE, Akil H, Social Defeat alters the acquisition of cocaine self-administration in rats: role of Individual Differences in cocaine taking-behavior, Psychopharmacology (Berl), 2001 PubMed Kabbaj M, Devine DP, Savage VR, Akil H, Neurobiological Correlates of Individual Differences in Novelty-Seeking Behavior in the Rat: Differential Expression of Stress-Related Molecules, J Neurosci, 2000 PubMed Kabbaj M, Le Moal M, Maccari S, Hippocampal type I and type II corticosteroid receptors are differentially regulated by chronic prazosin treatment, Neuroscience, 1996 PubMed Kabbaj M, Piazza PV, Simon H, Le Moal M, Maccari S, Opposite effects on hippocampal corticosteroid receptors induced by stimulation of beta and alpha-1 noradrenergic receptors, Neuroscience, 1995 PubMed Maccari S, Piazza PV, Kabbaj M, Barbazanges A, Simon H, Le Moal M, Adoption reverses the long-term impairment in glucocorticoid feedback induced by prenatal stress, J Neurosci, 1995 PubMed Casolini P, Kabbaj M, Piazza PV, Angelucci L, Simon H, Le Moal M, Maccari S, The D1 dopamine agonist SKF 38393, but not the D2 agonist LY 171555, decreases the affinity of type II corticosteroid receptors in rat hippocampus and ventral striatum, Neuroscience, 1994 PubMed Henry C, Kabbaj M, Simon H, Le Moal M, Maccari S, Prenatal stress increases the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis response in young and adult rats, J Neuroendocrinol, 1994 PubMed Casolini P, Piazza PV, Kabbaj M, Leprat F, Angelucci L, Simon H, Le Moal M, Maccari S, The mesolimbic dopaminergic system exerts an inhibitory influence on brain corticosteroid receptor affinities, Neuroscience, 1993 PubMed Casolini P, Kabbaj M, Leprat F, Piazza PV, Rougé-Pont F, Angelucci L, Simon H, Le Moal M, Maccari S, Basal and stress-induced corticosterone secretion is decreased by lesion of mesencephalic dopaminergic neurons, Brain Res, 1993 PubMed