I am broadly interested in studying learning, memory and emotion using behavioral neuroscience techniques. I have more recently become interested in how the brain's memory systems and emotional regulation systems come to function and cooperate over the course of development. I enjoy teaching at both the introductory and upper levels. When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and practicing the martial arts.
Animal Learning and Behavior. Limbic System Function. Developmental Psychobiology.
In general, my research group investigates how pharmaceuticals, endocrine disrupting chemicals, and other pollutants that might enter the enivronment through man-made means negatively affect the behavior of the fish living in these polluted waters. Behavior is both a very sensitive and rapid endpoint of exposure and has important fitness implications. We study many different behaviors that are important for species survival, from exploration to courtship. In addition to this overarching theme, we are also interested in how and why individuals,...
courtship and aggression; influence of social environment on behavior; individual variation in behavior; behavioral endocrinology; fish behavior; communication networks; effects of endocrine disrupters and inadvertant pharmaceutical exposure on fish behav
Julie Longua Peterson is an Assistant Professor of psychology at the University of New England and the principal investigator of the Self and Close Relationships Lab. Her program of research investigates the ways in which explicit (conscious, controlled) and implicit (unconscious, automatic) self and relationship processes influence how people navigate the ups and downs of daily life (e.g., acceptance, rejection). Julie's courses include Introduction to Psychology, Social Psychology, Research Methods, Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, and a seminar in Self...
Explicit and Implicit self-esteem; self-regulation; the role of the self in close relationships (e.g.
M.S. in Zoology, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
Ph.D. in Physiology, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, University of Bremen, Germany
postdoc in Cardiovascular Biology, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Osmotic and ionic regulation and metabolism of crustaceans and fish; physiological ecology of marine invertebrates and fish; respiratory physiology
developmental biology; examination of effects of diet on metabolism and development of juvenile lobsters;
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology and Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences, University of New England
Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University
Instructor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Awards and Honors
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32), NINDS, NIH
Other Professional Activities
Member, Society for Neuroscience
BIO106: BIO II - Cellular/Molecular Biology
BIO315: Developmental Biology
BIO370: Cell Biology
BIO450: BIO Topics - Developmental Neurobiology
neural stem cells
Dr. Ian Meng received his ScB in Neuroscience at Brown University in 1991 and went on to complete his PhD with Dr. David Bereiter at Brown in the Department of Biology and Medicine, Section of Physiology and Neurobiology in 1997. As a graduate student, Dr. Meng characterized corneal sensitive neurons within the spinal trigeminal nucleus, examining the spatial and electrophysiological properties with which corneal stimulation is encoded. Following completion of his PhD, Dr. Meng worked as a postdoctoral fellow with...
Neuroscience; pain; headache; ocular pain; addiction.
Life history and population dynamics of sharks
composition and spatial/temporal distribution of fish communities
physiological responses to stress and how this influences by-catch mortality
environmental adaptations in fish; conservation of fish communities
and trophic interactions between fish species