Posters, Abstracts and Current Research

Since 2012, we have been exploring how Bisphenol A exposure at low doses affects the embryonic development of the GnRH neuron system using transgenic medaka and zebrafish. Allied projects are also looking at how the GnRH antagonist affects social behavior, how stress affects the GnRH neuron system and some preliminary studies on snails. Below are links to various projects in the lab that have been presented at recent national conferences

  • Skinner, D.*, and Ramakrishnan, S., Effects of early cortisol exposure on the developing GnRH neuron system in zebrafish, Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Chicago, October 2015: Asbtract and Poster Here

  • Inagaki, T., Smith, N.*, Sherva, K.* , Ramakrishnan, S., Transgenerational effects of Bisphenol A on embryogenesis, GnRH3 neural systems, and locomotor behavior in Japanese medaka, Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Chicago, October 2015 Abstract and Poster

  • Smith, N.L.*, Inagaki, T., Ramakrishnan, S.,Embryonic low dose BPA exposure in parents has transgenerational effects on GnRH neurons in the Japanese medaka (2015, Northwest Developmental Biology, SDB): Abstract and Poster Here

  • Stackhouse, S.*, Martens, H.^, and Ramakrishnan, S.,RFRP-3 Affects Gnrh3 Neuronal Development And Larval Social Behavior In The Teleost Oryzias latipes (2015, Endocrine Society): Abstract and Poster Here


  • Inagaki, T., Lee, E.K.*, and Ramakrishnan, S.,Impact of Bisphenol A on the developing GnRH3 Neural System and Locomotor Behavior in Japanese Medaka (2014, SFN): Abstract and Poster Here


Snail Work

  • Bisphenol A disrupts snail embryonic development via a putative estrogen mediated catecholaminergic pathway (2015, Northwest Developmental Biology, SDB): Abstract and Poster Here

  • Bisphenol A affects early embryonic development in the pond snail Helisoma trivolvis (2014, Society for Developmental Biology): Abstract and Poster Here