J. Leigh Leasure, Ph.D.
Director of Behavioral Neuroscience Lab
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Heyne Building, Room 231D
- Exercise-driven neuroplasticity
- Binge alcohol damage
- Gliovascular complex
- Hippocampal neurogenesis
- PSYC 3341: Physiological Psychology
- PSYC 4354: Brain and Behavior
- PSYC 6343: Behavioral Psychopharmacology
- PSYC 6397: Functional Neuroanatomy
- PSYC 7342: Biological Bases of Behavior
Hawley DF & Leasure JL (2012) Differential response of hippocampal subregions to stress and learning. PLoS One, 7:e53126
Leasure JL & Nixon K (2010) Exercise neuroprotection in a rat model of binge alcohol consumption. Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, 34:404-414.
Leasure J.L. & Jones M. (2008). Forced and voluntary exercise differentially affect brain and behavior. Neuroscience, 156:456-465.
Leasure J.L., Giddabasappa A., Chaney S., Johnson J.E., Pothakos K., Lau Y-S. & Fox D.A. (2008). Low-level human equivalent gestational lead exposure produces sex-specific motor and coordination abnormalities and late-onset obesity in year-old mice. Environmental Health Perspectives, 116:355-361.