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This section presents the members of the lab, including current and past students and outside collaborators.
Principal Investigator
 
Roberto Refinetti, Ph.D.
The head of the lab is Dr. Roberto Refinetti, a biopsychologist with expertise in organismal physiology and beha- vioral neuroscience.

     Ph.D. 1987

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Research Assistants
 
Student Assistants Since 1993
 
Alexander, Robert B. (8/93 - 12/94)
    Behavioral rhythms in Drosophila
Barrera, Jennifer D. (8/95 - 12/95)
    Rhythm of urinary excretion in hamsters
Bierman, Brigid (8/96 - 4/97)
    Entrainment by exercise in tree shrews
Bockweg, Sarah A. (8/96 - 4/97)
    Classical conditioning in the circadian system of hamsters
Boerstler, Darrell (8/02 - 5/03)
    Breeding program of Nile grass rats
Brown, Candice M. (1/95 - 4/96)
    Metabolic rhythm and CRT in hamsters
Curry, Jessica N. (8/04 - 8/05)
    Light adaptation in circadian system of rats
Daugherty, Wilson P. (1/94 - 4/94)
    Effects of POA and SCN lesions on CRT in hamsters
Daymude, J. Adam (1/96 - 12/96)
    Light adaptation in circadian system of hamster
DeLonge, Jonathan (8/04 - 12/08)
    Circadian organization of energy expenditure in hamsters
Endicott, Tallon (1/16 - 6/17)
    Methamphetamine and circadian period in hamsters
England, Jennifer A. (8/93 - 12/93)
    Operant behavior and CRT in hamsters
Enright, Tristan (5/15 - 8/16)
    Chronotype and academic achievement in humans
Felts, Adrian G. (8/93 - 4/94)
    Effects of POA and SCN lesions on CRT in hamsters
Fennessy, Ann (1/00 - 5/00)
    Laboratory instrumentation
Fogarty, Julie (1/97 - 4/97)
    Entrainment by exercise in tree shrews
Foster, Sheila (8/94 - 4/95)
    Histology of brain lesions in hamsters
Glaze, Benjamin (8/96 - 4/97)
    Entrainment by exercise in tree shrews
Graham, Rachel (8/96 - 4/97)
    Social entrainment of estrous cycle in rats
Heier, Elizabeth (8/94 - 4/95)
    Excitotoxic brain lesions in hamsters
Johnisee, Dennis (8/05 - 8/06)
    Circadian modulation of energy expenditure in hamsters
Keller, R. Blake (8/96 - 4/97)
    Effects of SCN anesthesia in rats
Kern, Ashley (8/96 - 4/97)
    Circadian period: nature vs. nurture in hamsters
Kyle, Courtney A. (8/95 - 4/96)
    Social influences on reproductive cycle in hamsters
Lucas, W. Todd (8/03 - 5/04)
    Non-photic resetting in grass rats
Math, Lisa L. (8/93 - 4/94)
    Metabolic rhythm and CRT in hamsters
Mattison, Meredith (8/96 - 4/97)
    Effects of SCN anesthesia in rats
Mazzola, Philip A. (5/95 - 4/96)
    Food-entrainable system in hamsters
Miller, Lea (8/94 - 4/95)
    Rhythm of urinary excretion in hamsters
Moore, Lena (8/05 - 8/06)
    Circadian rhythm of blood pressure in humans
Morris, William E. (8/95 - 4/96)
    Metabolism in hamsters: circadian vs. homeostatic
Mosehauer, Timothy (8/96 - 4/97)
    HL, HP, and CRT in rat
Nesspor, Michael (1/97 - 4/97)
    Effects of vitamin B12 on rhythms in hamsters
Nettles, Terri L. (8/03 - 5/05)
    Non-photic resetting in grass rats
Osborne, Aaron R. (1/93 - 12/93)
    Effects of POA and SCN lesions on CRT in hamsters
Phillips, Marion (8/00 - 12/00)
    Rhythm of activity in mice
Pye, J. Adam (1/05 - 5/05)
    Circadian modulation of energy expenditure in hamsters
Reynolds, Anthony (1/16 - 8/16)
    Daily oscillation of interval timing in humans
Rogers, Jason (1/06 - 8/06)
    Classical conditioning in the circadian system of mice
Sarasup, Metinee (8/95 - 4/96)
    POA lesions and thermoregulation in hamsters
Scher, Tara C. (8/04 - 8/05)
    Light adaptation in circadian system of chipmunks
Sefrin, Jessica (8/94 - 4/95)
    Histology of brain lesions in hamsters
Sharma, Sushant B. (8/93 - 4/95)
    Entrainment by exercise in hamsters
Sharp, Christopher C. (8/93 - 4/94)
    Social entrainment of estrous cycle in hamsters
Shoemaker, J. Adam (8/93 - 4/95)
    Selected temperature and CRT in humans
Smith, Erin R. (8/96 - 4/97)
    CRT vs. Tp and CIT in gerbil
Smoak, Crystal (8/00 - 12/00)
    Rhythm of activity in mice
Strickland, Michael (1/03 - 5/03)
    Laboratory instrumentation
Susalka, Stephen J. (8/95 - 4/96)
    Rhythm of temperature selection in lizards
Thelen, Michael F. (1/93 - 4/94)
    Hypothalamic transplants from chicken to hamster
Wagner, Brandon (1/16 - 8/16)
    Daily oscillation in the susceptibility to false memories in humans
Watts, Randolph H. (8/94 - 4/95)
    CIT and CRT in hamsters
 
Collaborators
 
Giuseppe Piccione, D.V.M.
The most frequent collaborator has been Professor Giuseppe Piccione, a research veterinarian from the University of Messina, in Sicily (Italy).

   D.V.M. 1989

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Gianluca Tosini, Ph.D.
Collaboration has also been developed with Professor Gianluca Tosini, a molecular biologist at Morehouse School of Medicine, in Atlanta (Georgia).

   Ph.D. 1994

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Mamane Sani, Ph.D.
Dr. Mamane Sani, from the University of Maradi (in Niger, West Africa) visited the lab as a postdoctoral fellow under the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for six months in 2014 to enhance his skills in chronobiological methods of time series analysis.
 

Franz Halberg, M. D.
In recent years, the lab has had the the honor of collabo- rating in various projects with Professor Franz Halberg, one of the forefathers of circadian physiology and the creator of the term circadian. Still active in research and scholarship past his 90th birthday, Halberg sadly passed away in June 2013.
 

Doctoral and Postdoctoral Advisers
Dr. Refinetti's graduate adviser was Professor Harry Carlisle, at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The research area was thermal biology.
Dr. Refinetti's postdoctoral adviser was Professor Michael Menaker, at the University of Virginia. The research area was circadian biology.


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The operation of the lab depends not only on the work of scientists and students but also on the work of facilities management personnel and office staff, which is here gratefully acknowledged. Boise State's Office of Research Compliance has been particularly helpful.


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