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michael babcock, Ph.D
Professor of Psychology
Montana State University
Bozeman, Montana

 
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Journal Articles

Bessen, R.A., Cameron J. Robinson C.J., Seelig, D.M., Watschke, C.P, Lowe, D., Shearin, H., Martinka S., Babcock, A.M. (2011). Transmission of chronic wasting disease identifies a prion strain causing cachexia and heart infection in hamsters PLoS One


Babcock, A.M., Standing, D., Bullshields, K., Spencer, K., Micevych, P.E., Poulsen, D.J. (2006). Over expression of hippocampal Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II improves spatial memory. Journal of Neuroscience Research

Babcock, A.M., Standing, D. Bullshields, K., Schwartz, E., C.M. Paden, Poulsen, D.J. (2005). In vivo inhibition of hippocampal Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II by RNA interference. Molecular Therapy. 11:899-905.

Babcock, A.M., Wright, J., Bjerkness, D., Hartman, H. & Tall Bear, N. (2002). Effects of prior apparatus experience and novelty of testing environment on locomotor activity following MK-801. Physiology and Behavior , 77:177-181.

Babcock A.M., Everingham, A., Paden, C.M. & Kimura, M. (2002). Baclofen is neuroprotective and prevents loss of calcium/calmodulin dependent protein kinase II immunoreactivity in the ischemic gerbil hippocampus. Journal of Neuroscience Research, 67:804-811.

Babcock, A.M., Liu, H., Paden, C.M., Churn, S.B. & Pittman, A. (1999). In vivo glutamate neurotoxicity is associated with reductions in calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II immunoreactvity. Journal of Neuroscience Research, 56, 36-43.

Babcock, A.M., & Graham-Goodwin, H. (1997). Importance of preoperative training and maze difficulty in task performance following hippocampal damage in the gerbil. Brain Research Bulletin, 42, 415-419.

Babcock, A.M., Liu, H., Paden, C., Edmo, D., Popper, P, & Micevych, P.E. (1995). Transient cerebral ischemia decreases calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase immunoreactivity, but not mRNA levels in the gerbil hippocampus. Brain Research, 705, 307-314.

Lynch, W.C., Hart, P., & Babcock, A.M. (1994). Neuropeptide Y attenuates satiety: evidence from a detailed analysis of pattern ingestion. Brain Research, 636, 28-34.

Babcock, A.M., Baker, D.A., & Lovac, R. (1993). Locomotor activity in the ischemic gerbil. Brain Research, 625, 351-354.

Babcock, A.M., Baker, D.A., Hallock, N., Lovac, R., Lynch, W.C., & Peccia, J. (1993). Neurotensin-induced hypothermia prevents hippocampal neuronal damage and locomotor activity in ischemic gerbils. Brain Research Bulletin, 32, 373-378.

Lynch, W.C., & Babcock, A.M. (1993). Effects of bombesin on temporal patterns of ingestion in the rat. Physiology and Behavior, 53: 1223-1226.

Babcock, A.M., Baker, D.A., & Moody, T.W. (1992). Bombesin-induced hypothermia: a dose-response and receptor antagonist study. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior, 43: 957-960.

Babcock, A.M., Barton, C., Gunion, M.R., & Rosenthal, M.J. (1992). Bombesin-induced hypothermia and hypophagia are associated with plasma metabolic fuel alterations in the rat. Physiology and Behavior, 51: 933-938.

Babcock, A.M., & Maisel, M.M. (1991). Bombesin produces hypothermia in rats pretreated with 2-deoxy-D-glucose. Brain Research Bulletin, 26: 442-444.

Babcock, A.M., & Barton, C. (1990). Microinfusion of bombesin into the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus produces hypothermia in the insulin pretreated rat. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 36: 863-867.

Barton, C., & Babcock, A.M. (1990). Refeeding attenuates bombesin-induced hypothermia in the rat. Brain Research Bulletin, 25: 775-777.

Babcock, A.M., Barton, C., Herdon, F.& Perez, L. (1989). Bombesin produces hypothermia in insulin-treated rats. Neuropharmacology, 28(4): 437-440.

Bloch, G.J., Dornan, W.A., Babcock, A.M., Gorski, R.A., & Micevych, P.E. (1989). Effects of site-specific CNS microinjection of cholecystokinin on lordosis behavior in the male rat. Physiology and Behavior, 46: 725-730.

Babcock, A.M., Barton, C., & Keene, T. (1989). Bombesin-induced hypothermia in food-deprived rats. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior, 34(3): 539-544.

Babcock, A.M., & Barton, C. (1989). Bombesin-induced hypothermia in the insulin-treated rat: effect on tail skin temperature. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 69: 1339-1345.

Babcock, A.M., Bloch, G.J., Gorski, R.A., & Micevych, P.E. (1988). Injections of CCK-8 into the VMN inhibits lordosis behavior in the rat. Physiology and Behavior, 43: 195-199.

Bloch, G.J., Babcock, A.M., Gorski, R.A., & Micevych, P.E. (1987). Cholecystokinin stimulates and inhibits lordosis behavior in female rats. Physiology and Behavior, 39: 217-224.

Bloch, G.J., Babcock, A.M., Gorski, R.A., & Micevych, P.E. (1987). Intraventricular (i.c.v.) CCK-8 influences lordosis behavior but not male copulatory behavior in the male rat. Neuroendocrinology Letters, 9(3): 37.

Babcock, A.M., & Wunder, B.A. (1984). Effects of bombesin on body temperature and oxygen consumption in food-deprived rats. Neuropharmacology, 23: 1357-1358.

Babcock, A.M., Livosky, M., & Avery, D.D. (1984). Cholecystokinin and bombesin suppress operant responding for food reward. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior, 22: 893-895.

Babcock, A.M., Avery, D.D., & Maitland, K.L. (1984). Suppression of operant responding for food and water reinforcement following intraventricular injections of bombesin in the rat. Life Sciences, 36: 981-985.


Abstracts and Presentations


Clement, B.W., Robinson, C., Old Elk, J., Babcock, A.M. (2010). Object and spatial recognition in the ischemic gerbil: importance of occlusion and retention interval. Society for Neuroscience Meeting.

Williams, N.S., Babcock, A.M., Robinson, C., Old Elk, J., Lefcort, F.B., Bessen, R.A. (2010). Olfactory deficits following prion infection. Society for Neuroscience Meeting.

Clement, B.W., Robinson, C., Old Elk, J., Babcock, A.M. (2009). Object and spatial recognition in the ischemic gerbil. Society for Neuroscience Meeting.

Babcock, A.M. (2008) Viral Vectors and Behavioral Neuroscience: Role of CaMKII in Learning and Memory. RMPA, Boise Idaho, Invited speaker (William Battig Lecture).

Spencer, K. Babcock, A.M.; faculty sponsor (2006). In vivo effects of mRNA-mediated Calcium-Calmodulin Kinase II Expression in the Rat Hippocampus. Undergraduate Scholars Conference, Montana State University.

Coombs, K. Kavanaugh, M., Poulsen, D. and Babcock, A.M. (2006). Impairment in a Delayed Matching-to-Place task following Intrahippocampal Infusion of EAAC1 Antisense. Western Psychological Association Meeting (April).

Babcock, A.M., Coombs, K., Kavanaugh, M. and Poulsen, D. (2006) Inhibition of Hippocampal Glutamate Transporter 3 (EAAC1) Using AAV Antisense Delivery: Effects of Working Memory. AWCBR (Queenstown NZ; August)

Spencer, K., Poulsen, D., Kavanaugh, M. and Babcock, A.M. (2006). The Effects of mRNA-Mediated Calcium-Calmodulin Kinase II Expression in the Rat Hippocampus in Vivo. Western Psychological Association Meeting (April).

Matthew L. Beckman, M.L., Leary, G., Awes, A., Esslinger,C.S., Poulsen, D. Babcock, A.M., Kavanaugh, M. (2005). The Neuronal Glutamate Transporter EAAT3 Influences Synaptic Plasticity. Society for Neuroscience Meeting.

Stolba, J., Babcock, A.M.; faculty sponsor (2005). Suppression of Hippocampal EAAC1 Impairs Spatial Learning: In Vivo Antisense Knockdown Model. USP Conference, Montana State University.

Bighead, C., White, V. Bullshields, K., Babcock, A.M., Poulsen, D. (2005). AAV Mediated Alpha CaM Kinase II Knockdown and Up-regulation: Behavioral and Immunocytochemical Analysis. Leadership Alliance Meeting.

Babcock, A.M. (2004). Understanding stroke. Seminar presentation, Dept of Psychology, Univ of Otago New Zealand.

Babcock, A.M., Poulsen, D.J. Allen, S., Knisely, A., Paden, C.M. (2003). siRNA mediated inhibition of hippocampal calcium calmodulin kinase II. Society for Neuroscience meeting.

Babcock, A.M., Hoopes, B.J., Kimura, M., Paden C.M. (2002). In vivo inhibition of hippocampal calcium calmodulin kinase II using antisense oligodeoxynucleotides. Society for Neuroscience.

Jaramillo, J., Allen, S., Belcher, H., Hoopes, B., and Babcock, A.M. (2002). Understanding Ischemic Cell Death: In vivo inhibition of calcium calmodulin kinase II using antisense oligonucleotides. National Leadership Alliance meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Show, J., Babcock, A.M., & Kimura, M. (2001). Hypothermia prevents hippocampal CaM kinase translocation and behavioral changes in the ischemic gerbil. Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students.

Babcock, A.M., Show, J., Kimura, M., Hoopes, B.J. (2001). Role of calcium/calmodulin kinase II activation in ischemic cell death. International Behavioral Neuroscience Society.

Whitford, F.W. & Babcock, A.M. (2001). A Survey of Effects of Presentation Software on Course Evaluations and Student Grades. 23rd Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology.

Babcock, A.M., Hartman, H., Wright, J & Bjerkness, D. (1998). NMDA receptors and locomotor activity: possible role of the hippocampus. Seventh International Behavioral Neuroscience Society Conference.

Whitford, F.W. & Babcock, A.M. (1998). A Survey of Student Computer Knowledge: Bytes They Own Away from Home. 20th Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology.

Tallbear, N., Babcock, A.M., Wright, J., Bjerkness, D., & Hartman, H. (1998). MK-801 and locomotor activity: effects of prior apparatus experience and novelty of testing environment. National Minority Research Symposium.

Babcock, A.M., Hartman, H., Wright, J & Bjerkness, D. (1998) NMDA receptors and locomotor activity: possible role of the hippocampus. Seventh International Behavioral Neuroscience Society Conference.

Whitford, F.W. & Babcock, A.M. (1997). Student grades: Where They Sit and What They Get. 19th Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology.

Babcock, A.M., Tallbear, N., Sweeney, B.M., Wright, J., & Bjerkness, D. (1997). The effects of MK-801 on habituation: role of previous task experience. 1997 National Minority Research Symposium.

Cobell, K., Tallbear, N., & Babcock, A.M. (1997). Effects of MK-801 on working memory. AIRO Summer Symposium (Bozeman, MT)

Babcock, A.M., Everingham, A., & Long, K. (1997). Effects of baclofen on working memory and hippocampal calcium calmodulin kinase II in the ischemic gerbil. Sixth International Behavioral Neuroscience Society Conference.

Babcock, A.M. and Long, K. (1996). Importance of maze difficulty and preoperative training in task performance following hippocampal damage National Minority Research Symposium.

Nollkamper, J., Babcock, A.M., & Paden, C.M. (1995). Calcium/calmodulin kinase II immunoreactivity in the hippocampus of the gerbil after forebrain ischemia. NIGMS Minority Program Symposium Abstract

Babcock, A.M., Nollkamper, J., W.C. Lynch & Paden, C.M. (1995). Recovery of calcium calmodulin kinase II immunoreactivity in the hippocampal CA3 region following 5-min transient ischemic insult in the gerbil. Neurosci. Abstr., 21.

Babcock, A.M., Graham-Godwin, H.M., Ankeny, K. & Greenberg J. (1995). Delayed non-match to position task in the ischemic gerbil: effects of pretraining. Fourth International Behavioral Neuroscience Society Conference.

Babcock, A.M. Nollkamper, J., Paden, C.M. Micevych, P.E. and Popper, P. (1994). Effects of transient cerebral ischemia on calcium calmodulin kinase II mRNA levels in the gerbil hippocampus. Neurosci. Abstr., 20.

Lynch, W.C., Babcock, A.M., & Hart, P. (1993). Neuropeptide Y (NPY) effects on patterns of ingestion: comparison with food and water deprivation, and variations in ingestant palatability. Neurosci. Abstr., 19.

Kapin, M.A., & Babcock, A.M. (1993). BMS-183729 prevents memory loss in the ischemic gerbils. Neurosci. Abstr., 19.

Babcock, A.M., & Lomax, P. (1993). Locomotor activity in the ischemic gerbil. Neurosci. Abstr., 19.

Babcock, A.M. (1993). Neuroprotective agents in stroke: neurotensin in the ischemic gerbil. Montana Psychological Association, Annual Meeting.

Babcock, A.M. (1992). Current concepts in cerebral ischemia: basic research and clinical implications. Montana Psychological Association, Annual Meeting.

Lynch, W.C., Rominger, C., & Babcock, A.M. (1992). Effects of neuropeptide Y on temporal patterns of ingestion. Montana Psychological Association, Annual Meeting.

Lynch, W.C., Rominger, C., & Babcock, A.M. (1992). Neuropeptide effects on temporal patterns of ingestion. Winter Peptide Conference.

Babcock, A.M., Lomax, P., & Moody, T.W. (1991). Bombesin-induced hypothermia in hypoglycemic rats: a dose-response study. Neurosci. Abstr., 17.

Babcock, A.M., & Maisel, M. (1991). Bombesin produces hypothermia in 2-deoxy-D-glucose pretreated rats. Southeastern Psychological Association Meeting.

Babcock, A.M., Gunion, M.W., & Barton, C. (1990). Microinfusion of bombesin into the preoptic area of the hypothalamus increases plasma glucose and free fatty acids in the rat. Southeastern Psychological Association Meeting.

Babcock, A.M., Gunion, M.W., Rosenthal, M.J., Lomax, P., & Barton, C. (1990). Bombesin infusion into the preoptic area alters plasma metabolic fuels and produces hypothermia in food-deprived and insulin-pretreated rats. Neurosci. Abstr., 16.

Babcock, A.M., & Barton, J.C. (1989). Microinfusion of bombesin into the preoptic area produces hypothermia in insulin-treated rats. Neurosci. Abstr., 15.

Babcock, A.M., & Barton, J.C. (1989). Bombesin-induced hypothermia in insulin-treated rats. 40th Annual MPA Meeting.

Barton, J.C., & Babcock, A.M. (1989). Effect of bombesin on core body temperature and serum metabolic fuels. 40th Annual MPA Meeting.

Perez, L., Tyler, K., & Babcock, A.M. (1988). Effects of haloperidol on bombesin-induced hypothermia and aphagia in food-deprived rats. Neurosci. Abstr., 14.

Babcock, A.M., Barton, J.C., Bloch, G.J., & Micevych, P.E. (1988). Vagotomy blocks the peripheral effects of CCK-8 on lordosis behavior in the rat. Neurosci. Abstr., 14.

Bloch, G.J., Dornan, W.A., Babcock, A.M., Gorski, R.A., & Micevych, P.E. (1988). Lordosis response to site-specific chole cystokinin in the male. Neurosci. Abstr., 14.

Babcock, A.M., Bloch, G.J., Gorski, R.A., & Micevych, P.E. (1987). Injections of CCK-8 into the VMN inhibit lordosis behavior in the rat. Neurosci. Abstr., 13.

Lavine, S., Babcock, A.M., Lomax, P., & Micevych, P.E. (1986). Cold exposure potentiates bombesin-induced hypothermia in food-deprived rats. Neurosci. Abstr., 12: 222.

Micevych, P.E., Babcock, A.M., Matt, D.W., & Lu, J.K.H. (1986). Cholecystokinin inhibits K+ stimulated LHRH release from male and female rat hypothalami in vitro. Neurosci. Abstr., 12: 1415.

Babcock, A.M., Bloom, D., Bloch, G.J., & Micevych, P.E. (1986). Cholecystokinin does not effect sexual behavior in male rats. Neurosci. Abstr., 12: 674.

Bloch, G.J., Babcock, A.M., Gorski, R.A., & Micevych, P.E. (1986). Cholecystokinin (CCK-8) stimulates and inhibits lordosis behavior in female rats. Neurosci. Abstr., 12: 673.

Bloch, G.J., Babcock, A.M., Gorski, R.A., & Micevych, P.E. (1986). Cholecystokinin facilitates lordosis behavior. 68th Meeting of the Endocrinology Society.

Babcock, A.M., & Wunder, B.A. (1985). Bombesin-induced hypothermia in food-deprived rats is not related to changes in metabolic rate. Winter Peptide Conference.