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Catherine Creeley, PhD

Current Position
Research Instructor in Psychiatry

Education and Training
B.A. - Psychology/Biology, State University of New York at Cortland College
M.A. - Experimental Psychology - University of Missouri, St. Louis
Ph.D. Behavioral Neuroscience - University of Missouri, St. Louis


Areas of Research Interests
Neurodevelopmental brain damage caused by drug exposure and TBI during the perinatal period. Currently we (in collaboration with Drs. Olney and Farber) are studying brain damage and neurobehavioral deficits caused by drugs of abuse, pediatric anesthetics, and perinatal drug exposure.


Key Publications
Brambrink AM, Evers AS, Avidan MS, Farber NB, Smith DJ, Zhang X, Dissen GA, Creeley CE, Olney JW (2010 Apr). Isoflurane-induced neuroapoptosis in the neonatal rhesus macaque brain. Anesthesiology. 112(4): 834-41.  Full Article ->

Dribben WH, Creeley CE, Wang HH, Smith DJ, Farber NB, Olney JW (2009). High dose magnesium sulfate exposure induces apoptotic cell death in the developing neonatal mouse brain. Neonatology. 96(1): 23-32.  Full Article ->

Young C, Straiko MM, Johnson SA, Creeley C, Olney JW (2008 Sep). Ethanol causes and lithium prevents neuroapoptosis and suppression of pERK in the infant mouse brain. Neurobiol Dis. 31(3): 355-60.  Full Article ->

Creeley C, Wozniak DF, Labruyere J, Taylor GT, Olney JW (2006 Apr 12). Low doses of memantine disrupt memory in adult rats. J Neurosci. 26(15): 3923-32.  Full Article ->

Creeley CE, Wozniak DF, Bayly PV, Olney JW, Lewis LM (2004 Aug). Multiple episodes of mild traumatic brain injury result in impaired cognitive performance in mice. Acad Emerg Med. 11(8): 809-19.  Full Article ->

Kelemen WL, Creeley CE (2001 Jun). Caffeine (4 mg/kg) influences sustained attention and delayed free recall but not memory predictions. Hum Psychopharmacol. 16(4): 309-319.  Full Article ->