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Jordan Cynthia Jordan
Professor
Ph.D. Psychology/Physiological, University of California, Los Angeles 1988
Masters Psychology/Physiological, University of California, Los Angeles 1983
Bachelors Psychology, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 1980
Primary Program: Behavioral Neuroscience
108 Giltner
(517) 432-1674
jordancy@msu.edu


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The Breedlove Jordan Lab We are interested in hormonal modulation of the developing and adult nervous system that leads to changes in behavior. Steroid hormones such as testosterone can alter the survival and differentiation of glia, neurons and target tissues such as muscle. Using a range of rodent species, we try to understand which cells directly respond to the hormone, which genes are regulated in those cells, and how the structure and function of the cell changes as a consequence of that gene regulation.


Research Publications    
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2008Johnson, R.T., S.M.Breedlove & C.L.Jordan (2008) Sex differences and laterality in astrocyte number and complexity in the adult rat medial amygdala. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 511: 599-609.
2008Zuloaga, D.G., D.A.Puts, C.L.Jordan & S.M.Breedlove (2008) The role of androgen receptors in the masculinization of brain & behavior: What we’ve learned from the testicular feminization mutation (Tfm). Hormones and Behavior, 53: 613-626.
2008Puts, D.A., M.A.McDaniel, C.L.Jordan & S.M.Breedlove (2008) Spatial ability and prenatal androgens: meta-analysis of CAH and digit ratio studies. Archives Sexual Behavior, 37: 100-111.
2008Morris, J.A., C.L.Jordan, Z.A.King, K.V.Northcutt & S.M.Breedlove (2008) Sexual dimorphism and steroid responsiveness of the posterodorsal medial amygdala in adult mice. Brain Research, 1190: 115-121.
2008Sakamoto, H., K.-I.Matsuda, D.G.Zuloaga, H.Hongu, E.Wada, K.Wada, C.L.Jordan, S.M.Breedlove & M.Kawata (2008) Sexually dimorphic gastrin releasing peptide system in the spinal cord controlling male reproductive functions. Nature Neuroscience, 11:634-636.
2008Zuloaga, D.G., J.A.Morris, C.L.Jordan & S.M.Breedlove (2008) Mice with the testicular feminization mutation demonstrate a role for androgen receptors in the regulation of anxiety-related behaviors and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. Hormones and Behavior, 54: 758-766.
2008Morris, J.A., C.L.Jordan & S.M.Breedlove (2008) Sexual dimorphism in neuronal number of the posterodorsal medial amyg-dala is independent of circulating androgens and regional volume in adult rats. J Comparative Neurology, 506: 851-859.
2008Dugger, B.N., J.A.Morris, C.L.Jordan & S.M.Breedlove (2008) Gonadal steroids regulate neural plasticity in the sexually dimorphic nucleus of the preoptic area (SDNPOA) of adult male and female rats. Neuroendocrinology, 88: 17-24.