Danielle Gulick, PhD

Assistant Professor, College Of Medicine Molecular Medicine

Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences

College Of Medicine Molecular Medicine

Contact Info 4001 E. Fletcher Ave
Tampa, FL 33613

Academic Email: dgulick@health.usf.edu

Academic Phone: (813) 974-7402

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  • PhD, Psychology Neuroscience, Temple University, 2009
  • PhD, Neuroscience/Psychology, Temple University, 2009
  • MEd, Science Education, UMASS Amherst, 2004
  • BA, Neuroscience, Williams College, 2001

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Neuroscience

Research Interests

  • My research focuses on the neural mechanisms of schizophrenia (SCZ), a devastating disorder that afflicts approximately 1% of the population worldwide, with wide-reaching effects on caregivers, family, and friends of patients, as well as on the economy, with a focus on identifying potential targets for pharmacotherapy. In addition, I am interested in studying the mechanisms underlying the high rates of alcohol and drug abuse in patients with SCZ.

Recent Publications

  • Gamsby, JJ.Templeton, EL.Bonvini, LA.Wang, W.Loros, JJ.Dunlap, JC.Green, AI.Gulick, D. The circadian Per1 and Per2 genes influence alcohol intake, reinforcement, and blood alcohol levels. Behavioural brain research. 249: 15-21, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23608482
  • Akagbosu, CO.Evans, GC.Gulick, D.Suckow, RF.Bucci, DJ. Exposure to kynurenic acid during adolescence produces memory deficits in adulthood. Schizophrenia bulletin. 38(4) : 769-78, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21172906
  • Gulick, D.Gould, TJ. Nicotine acts in the anterior cingulate, but not dorsal or ventral hippocampus, to reverse ethanol-induced learning impairments in the plus-maze discriminative avoidance task. Addiction biology. 16(1) : 176-88, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20331558
  • Chau, DT.Gulick, D.Xie, H.Dawson, R.Green, AI. Clozapine chronically suppresses alcohol drinking in Syrian golden hamsters. Neuropharmacology. 58(2) : 351-6, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19895824
  • Elias, GA.Gulick, D.Wilkinson, DS.Gould, TJ. Nicotine and extinction of fear conditioning. Neuroscience. 165(4) : 1063-73, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19931599
  • Gulick, D.Green, AI. Role of caloric homeostasis and reward in alcohol intake in Syrian golden hamsters. Physiology & behavior. 101(4) : 518-26, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20688091
  • Gulick, D.Gould, TJ. Effects of ethanol and caffeine on behavior in C57BL/6 mice in the plus-maze discriminative avoidance task. Behavioral neuroscience. 123(6) : 1271-8, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20001110
  • Gulick, D.Gould, TJ. Interactive effects of ethanol and nicotine on learning, anxiety, and locomotion in C57BL/6 mice in the plus-maze discriminative avoidance task. Neuropharmacology. 57(3) : 302-10, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19500603
  • Gulick, D.Gould, TJ. The hippocampus and cingulate cortex differentially mediate the effects of nicotine on learning versus on ethanol-induced learning deficits through different effects at nicotinic receptors. Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. 34(9) : 2167-79, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19404242
  • Gulick, D.Gould, TJ. Interactive effects of ethanol and nicotine on learning in C57BL/6J mice depend on both dose and duration of treatment. Psychopharmacology. 196(3) : 483-95, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17968532
  • Gulick, D.Gould, TJ. Varenicline ameliorates ethanol-induced deficits in learning in C57BL/6 mice. Neurobiology of learning and memory. 90(1) : 230-6, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18411066
  • AndrĂ©, JM.Gulick, D.Portugal, GS.Gould, TJ. Nicotine withdrawal disrupts both foreground and background contextual fear conditioning but not pre-pulse inhibition of the acoustic startle response in C57BL/6 mice. Behavioural brain research. 190(2) : 174-81, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18367257
  • Gulick, D.Gould, TJ. Acute ethanol has biphasic effects on short- and long-term memory in both foreground and background contextual fear conditioning in C57BL/6 mice. Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 31(9) : 1528-37, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17760787