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Regina M. Sullivan, Ph.D.

Regina M. Sullivan, Ph.D.

Research Scientist
Emotional Brain Institute
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Regina Sullivan earned her BS in Experimental Psychology at Brooklyn College and her PhD in Biopsychology from The City University of New York in 1983. Post-doctoral experience was at Duke University and The University of California-Irvine. Presently, she is a Researcher at the Nathan Kline Institute, and Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine.

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Sullivan RM, Landers M, Yeaman B and Wilson DA (2000) Good memories of bad events in infancy: Ontogeny of conditioned fear and the amygdala.  Nature, 407:38-39.

Moriceau S and Sullivan RM  (2006) Maternal presence serves to switch between attraction and fear in Infancy.  Nature Neuroscience, 9:1004-1006.

Barr G, Moriceau S, Shionoya K, Muzny K, Gao P and Sullivan RM (2009) Transitions in infant attachment during a sensitive period is modulated by dopamine in the amygdala. Nature Neuroscience, 12:1367-1369.

Karpova N, Pickenhagen A, Lindholm J, TiraboschiE, Kulesskaya N, Ágústsdóttir A, Antila H, Popova D, AkamineY, Bahi A, Sullivan RM, Hen R, Drew L and Castren R (2011) Synergy between antidepressant drug treatment and psychological therapy is required for fear erasure in amygdala. Science, 334:1731-1734.

Hostinar CE, Sullivan RM and Gunnar MR (2014) Psychobiological mechanisms underlying the social buffering of the Hypothalamic–Pituitary–Adrenocortical Axis: A review of animal models and human studies across development.  Psychological Bulletin. 140(1):256-282.