Regina M. Sullivan, Ph.D.

Dr Regina Sullivan

Regina M. Sullivan, Ph.D.

Research Scientist
Emotional Brain Institute
Dr Regina Sullivan

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.

Select Publications

  • 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.