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CURRICULUM VITAE

Brian J. Prendergast, Ph.D.

 

General Information

            University of Chicago

            Department of Psychology

            Biopsychological Sciences Building

            940 East 57th Street

            Chicago, Illinois  60637

 

            Phone:         (773) 702-2895

            Lab:              (773) 834-3317

            Fax:               (773) 702-6898

            Email:             prendergast@uchicago.edu

 

Education

            B.A., Williams College, 1993. Psychology and Neuroscience, Honors

            M.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1995. Psychology

            Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1998. Psychology, Distinction

  

Research Interests

            Psychoneuroimmunology

                -bidirectional interactions between biological clocks and the immune system

                -neural mechanisms of sickness behavior, motivational changes, and depression

                -chronic disease and brain function: neuroinflammatory processes and HPA axis

            Behavioral neuroendocrinology

                -neuroendocrine, molecular and epigenetic mechanisms of biological timing

 

 

Professional and Academic Appointments

            Professor, 2012-present. Department of Psychology and the College, University of Chicago. Associate Professor, 2009-2012. Assistant Professor, 2003-2008.

            Committee on Neurobiology, University of Chicago, 2007-present.

            Member, Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience, 2008-present.

            Faculty Member, Center for Health and the Social Sciences, 2009-present.

            Post-Doctoral Fellow, laboratory of Randy Nelson. The Johns Hopkins University and The Ohio State University, 1999-2003.

            Post-Doctoral Fellow, laboratory of Irving Zucker, University of California at Berkeley, 1998-1999.

 

Academic Honors and Prizes

            Frank A. Beach Award and Lectureship in Behavioral Endocrinology, 2004

            Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Research Award, 2002

            Howard A. Bern Award in Endocrinology, University of California, 1998

            Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, University of California, 1998

            Highest Honors, Ph.D. Qualifying Exams, University of California, 1997

            University of California Graduate Fellowship, 1996-1997

            American Physiological Society Outstanding Graduate Student Award, 1995

            Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Honor Society, 1993

            Essel Foundation Neuroscience Fellow, 1992

            Dean’s List, Williams College, 1989-1993

 

 

Grants and Funding

            Extramural

             NIH NIAID R01-AI067406-(05-09) - Biological Rhythms and Immune Function

            Role: P.I. Total costs: $1,950,000. (2011-2016)

 

            NIH NIAID R01-AI067406-(01-04) - Photoperiod Information Processing by the Immune System

            Role: P.I. Total costs: $1,359,900. (2005-2010)

 

            American Cancer Society - Tumors Increase Depression and Anxiety Through Neuroimmune Mechanisms

            Role: Sponsor. Total costs: $138,000. (2008-2011)

 

            Brain Research Foundation - Cytokine and Adrenocortical Mediation of Cancer-Induced Depression

            Role: P.I. Total Costs: $25,000. (2008-2010)

 

            Takeda Pharmaceuticals, N.A. - Melatonin Receptors and Seasonal Clocks

            Role: P.I. Total costs: undisclosed (2007-2009)

 

            NIH Individual National Research Service Award R32-MH012875 (01-03) - Neuroendocrine Regulation of Biological Timing

            Role: P.I. Total costs: $143,946. (2001-2004)

 

            Intramural 

            Institute for Translational Medicine Core Subsidy Grant

            Sequencing & Annotating the Genome of a Seasonally Breeding Mammal (2012-2013)

            Epigenetic Control of Biological Timing (2012-2013)

Glucocorticoid Receptors and Depression (2008-2009)

            Total costs (combined): $20,000.

 

Institute for Mind and Biology Small Grants

            Epigenetic Mechanisms Mediating Photoperiodic Control of Immunity (2012-2013)

            Neuroendocrine Entrainment of Circadian Rhythms in Immune Function (2010-2011)

            Iodothyronine Enzymes and Seasonal Time Measurement (2009-2010)

            Expression of Hypothalamic Neuropeptides during Puberty (2008-2009)

            Plasticity of the Circadian Clock (2007-2008)

            Total costs: $51,680.           

 

            University of Chicago Social Sciences Divisional Research Fund

            Effects of Environmental Enrichment on the Circadian Clock (2007-2008)

            Influence of Same-Sex Social Cues on Reproductive Development (2006-2007)

            Seasonal Changes in Learning and Memory (2005-2006)

            Total direct costs: $10,960.

 

            University of Chicago Vice President’s Office for Research

            Developmental Plasticity of the Circadian Visual System (2004-2005)

            Total direct costs: $9,455.

 

 

Editorial Service

            Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. Editorial Board (2011-2014)

 

 

Departmental Administration and Service

            Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Psychology (2012-2015)

            Chair, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (2012-2015)

            Departmental Steering Committee (2011-2013)

            Student Affairs Committee (Chair, 2009-2012; 2004-2005)

            Integrative Neuroscience Faculty Search Committee (2010-2011)

            Integrative Neuroscience Qualifying Examination Committee (2009)

            Biopsychology Faculty Search Committee (2008-2009)

            Curriculum Committee (2007-2008)

            Admissions Committee (2005-2007)

            Building Committee (2005-2006)

            Biopsychology Faculty Search Committee (2005-2006)

 

 

University Administration and Service

The College of the University of Chicago

            College Council (2011-2012)

Social Sciences Division

            Disciplinary Committee, Social Sciences Division (2011)

            Social Science Divisional Harper and Markovitz dissertation fellowships and the Hannah Gray fellowship (2009-2010)

            Social Sciences Division, Greenstone Fund Review Committee (2005; 2006)

Institute for Mind and Biology

            Executive Committee (2004-2008; 2008-2011; 2011-2014)

            Director Nomination Committee (2007; 2010)

            Bridge Support/Seed Grants Committee (2008-2012)

            Student Travel, Summer Support, and Research Support Committee (2008-2014)

            Animal Use Committee (2008-2011)

 

 National Administration and Service

National Institutes of Health, study section reviewer ad hoc

            Biological Rhythms and Sleep (2006)

            Reproduction, Andrology, and Gynecology (2007)

            Emerging Technologies in Translational Neuroscience (2009)

International Society service

            Councilor, Society for Neuroscience, Chicago Chapter (2009-2011)

            Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Awards Committee (2005-2009)

 

 

Society Membership

            Society for Neuroscience

            Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology

            Society for Research on Biological Rhythms

            Association for Psychological Science

            Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society

 

 

Teaching

            The Mind (2005-2010; 2012-2013)

            Fundamentals of Psychology (Undergraduate, Winter 2009, 2010)

            Biological Psychology (Undergraduate; Winter 2004-2010; 2012-2013)

            Biological Psychology (Graduate; Winter 2005, 2007-2009; 2010; 2012)

            Behavioral Endocrinology (Undergraduate; Spring 2013)

            Departmental Honors Seminar, Psychology Department (2012-2013)

            Advanced Topics in Chronobiology (Graduate; Autumn, 2010)

            Tutorial in Psychoneuroimmunology (Graduate; Spring 2008)

            Processing of Environmental Information (Graduate; Spring 2007)

            Institute for Mind and Biology Proseminar (Graduate; Autumn 2005, 2009)

            Motivation and Biological Clocks (Spring 2004, 2005)

            Psychology Department Graduate Proseminar (Autumn 2005)

 

 

Past and Current Trainees

            Post-doctoral Fellows

            Matthew J. Paul, Ph.D. (2005-2010; co-advisor with W.J. Schwartz, U. Mass.)

            Leah M. Pyter, Ph.D. (2007-2011)

            Tyler J. Stevenson (2011-present)

 

            Graduate Students

            M.A. / M.S. Students

            Randall Renstrom, M.A., Psychology (2003-2005)

            Jarvi C. Wen, M.A., Psychology (2004-2006)

            Jill McKay-Fleisch, M.A., Psychology (2009-2010)

 

            Ph.D. Students

            Jason R. Yee, Ph.D. student, Comparative Human Development (2003-2008)

            Sean P. Bradley, Ph.D. student, Psychology (2006-2012)

            August Kampf-Lassin, Ph.D. student, Psychology (2006-2012)

            Erin Cable, Ph.D. student, Psychology (2010-present)

            Yan Wang, Ph.D. student, Neurobiology (2012-present)

            Gabrielle Bloom, Ph.D. student (rotation), Neurobiology, (2005)

            Katherine Johnston, Ph.D. student (rotation), Neurobiology (2010)

 

 

            Undergraduate Students

            Justin Wagner, A.B. ‘05, Human Development (2003-2004)

            Scott R. Baillie, A.B. ‘07, Psychology (2004-2007)

            Alena Naumova, A.B. ‘07, Biological Sciences (2004-2006)

            John Scott Railton. A.B. ’05, Psychology (2004-2006)

            Jenny Wei, A.B. ‘08, Biological Sciences (2006-2009)

            Priyesh Patel, A.B. ‘09, Biological Sciences (2007-present)

            Vanessa Pineros, A.B. ‘08, Biological Sciences (2007-2008)

            Jimmy Dooley, A.B. ‘09, Biological Chemistry and Psychology (2007-2009)

            Taylor Lu, A.B. ‘09, Biological Sciences (2007-2009)

            Lucia Pattullo, A.B. ’11 (2008-2010)

            Justin Aschenbener, A.B. ’11 (2007-2008)

            Sally Cochrane, A.B. ’11 (2007-2010)

            Sarah El Mouatassim Bih, A.B. ’10 (2009-2010)

            Cristina Perez, (2009-2010)

            Jenny Wang, (2009-2010)

            Yasmine Cisse (2009-present)

            David Eckhoff, A.B. ’11 (2009-2011)

            Jaclyn Tamaroff, A.B. ’11 (2009-2010)

            Ela Sehic, A.B. ‘13 (2011-present)

            Adam Shuboy, A.B. ‘13 (2011-present)

            Lily Lai, A.B. ’13 (2012-present)

 

Articles, Chapters and Reviews

 

1.  Zottoli, S.J., Bentley, A.P., Feiner, D.G., Hering J.R., Prendergast, B.J., Rieff, H.I. (1994) Spinal cord regeneration in adult goldfish: implications for functional recovery in vertebrates.  In: Progress in Brain Research, Vol. 103, edited by F.J. Seil. New York: Elsevier.

2.  Zottoli, S.J., Bentley, A.P., Prendergast B.J., Rieff, H.I. (1995) Comparative studies on the Mauthner cell of teleost fish in relation to sensory input. Brain, Behavior & Evolution 46: 151-164.

3.  Prendergast, B.J., Gorman, M.R., and Zucker, I. (1996) Enhanced responsiveness to melatonin in juvenile Siberian hamsters. American Journal of Physiology 271: R1041-46.

4.  Prendergast, B.J., Zucker, I., Yellon, S.M., Ringold, D.A., and Gorman, M.R. (1998) Melatonin chimeras alter reproductive development and photorefractoriness in Siberian hamsters. Journal of Biological Rhythms 13: 518-531, 1998.

5.  Prendergast, B.J. and Freeman, D.A. (1999) Pineal-independent regulation of photo-nonresponsiveness in the Siberian hamster (Phodopus sungorus). Journal of Biological Rhythms 14: 62-71.

6.  Prendergast, B.J. and Hugenberger, J.L. (1999) Frequency coding of melatonin signals sufficient to induce testicular growth in photoregressed Siberian hamsters. Journal of Neuroendocrinology 11: 237-241.

7.  Zucker, I. and Prendergast, B. J. (1999) Circannual rhythms of mammalian reproduction. In: Encyclopedia of Reproduction, Vol. 1, edited by E. Knobil and J. Neill. San Diego: Academic Press.

8.  Prendergast, B.J., Flynn, A.K. and Zucker, I. (2000) Triggering of neuroendocrine refractoriness to short-day patterns of melatonin in Siberian hamsters. Journal of Neuroendocrinology 12: 303-310.

9.  Prendergast, B.J., Gorman, M.R., and Zucker, I. (2000) Encoding and persistence of photoperiodic memory in hamsters. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 97: 5586-5591.

10.  Flynn, A.K., Freeman, D.A., Zucker, I. and Prendergast, B.J. (2000) Testicular development in Siberian hamsters depends on frequency and pattern of melatonin signals. American Journal of Physiology 279: R1182-1189.

11.  Prendergast, B.J., Yellon , S.M., Tran, L.T. and Nelson, R.J. (2001) Photoperiod modulates the inhibitory effect of in vitro melatonin on lymphocyte proliferation in Siberian hamsters. Journal of Biological Rhythms 16: 224-233.

12.  Prendergast, B.J., Kriegsfeld, L.J. and Nelson, R.J. (2001) Photoperiodic polyphenisms in rodents: neuroendocrine mechanisms, costs and functions. The Quarterly Review of Biology 73: 293-325.

13.  Prendergast, B.J. and Nelson, R.J. (2001) Spontaneous regression of immune function in a photoperiodic rodent (Peromyscus maniculatus). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B, Biological Sciences 268: 2221-2228.

14.  Nelson, R.J. and Prendergast, B.J. (2002) Comment: Form over function? Journal of Biological Rhythms 17: 406-409.

15.  Prendergast, B.J. (2002) Invited review of: Activity Patterns in Small Mammals: An Ecological Approach, S. Halle and N.C. Stenseth (Eds.). The Quarterly Review of Biology 77: 80-81.

16.  Prendergast, B.J., Nelson, R.J. and Zucker, I. (2002) Seasonal Rhythms of Mammals: Behavior and Neuroendocrine Substrates. In: Hormones, Brain, and Behavior, Volume 1, edited by D. Pfaff, A. Arnold, A. Etgen, S. Fahrbach, R. Moss & R. Rubin. San Diego: Academic Press.

17.  Prendergast, B.J., Freeman, D.A., Zucker, I. and Nelson, R.J. (2002) Periodic arousal from hibernation is necessary for initiation of immune responses in ground squirrels. American Journal of Physiology 282: R1054-1062.

18.  Prendergast, B.J., Wynne-Edwards, K.E., Yellon, S.M. and Nelson, R.J. (2002) Spontaneous recrudescence of immune function in male Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus). Journal of Neuroendocrinology 14: 318-329.

19.  Prendergast, B.J., Mosinger, B. Jr., Kolattukudy, P. and Nelson, R.J. (2002) Hypothalamic gene expression in reproductively photoresponsive and photorefractory Siberian hamsters. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 99: 16291-16296.

20.  Kinsey, S.G., Prendergast, B.J., and Nelson, R.J. (2003) Photoperiod and stress affect wound healing in Siberian hamsters. Physiology and Behavior 78: 205-211.

21.  Prendergast, B.J., Hotchkiss, A.K., Bilbo, S.D., Kinsey, S.G., and Nelson, R.J. (2003) Photoperiodic adjustments in immune function protect Siberian hamsters from lethal endotoxemia. Journal of Biological Rhythms 18: 51-62.

22.  Bilbo, S.D., Quan, N., Prendergast, B.J., Bowers, S., and Nelson, R.J. (2003) Photoperiod alters the time course of brain cyclooxygynase-2 expression in Siberian hamsters. Journal of Neuroendocrinology 15: 1-7.

23.  Piatkowska, J.M., Prendergast, B.J., and Gorman, M.R. (2003) Temporal integration of melatonin infusion duration: signal averaging versus frequency dependence. Journal of Pineal Research 35: 91-97.

24.  Prendergast, B.J., Hotchkiss, A.H., and Nelson, R.J. (2003) Photoperiodic regulation of circulating leukocytes in juvenile Siberian hamsters: mediation by melatonin and testosterone. Journal of Biological Rhythms 18: 473-480.

25.  Detillion, C.M., Kraft, T.K.S., Glasper, E.R., Prendergast, B.J., and DeVries, A.C. (2004) Social facilitation of wound healing. Psychoneuroendocrinology 29: 1004-1011.

26.  Prendergast, B.J., Bilbo, S.D., and Nelson, R.J. (2004) Photoperiod controls the induction, retention, and retrieval of antigen-specific immunological memory. American Journal of Physiology 286: R54-R60.

27.  Prendergast, B.J., Hotchkiss, A.H., Bilbo, S.D. and Nelson, R.J. (2004) Peripubertal immune challenges attenuate reproductive development in male Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus). Biology of Reproduction 70: 813-820.

28.  Prendergast, B.J., Bilbo, S.D., Dhabhar, F.S. and Nelson, R.J. (2004) Effects of photoperiod history on immune responses to intermediate day lengths in Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus). Journal of Neuroimmunology 149: 31-39.

29.  Prendergast, B.J., Renstrom, R.A. and Nelson, R.J. (2004) Genetic analyses of a seasonal interval timer. Journal of Biological Rhythms 19(4):1-14.

30.  Prendergast, B.J. and Nelson, R.J. (2005) Affective responses to changes in day length in Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus). Psychoneuroendocrinology 30: 205-213.

31.  Prendergast, B.J., Bilbo, S.D. and Nelson, R.J. (2005) Short day lengths enhance skin immune responses in gonadectomized Siberian hamsters. Journal of Neuroendocrinology 17: 18-21.

32.  Prendergast, B.J. (2005) Internalization of seasonal time. The 2004 Frank A. Beach Lecture. Hormones and Behavior 48: 503-511.

33.  Beeler, J.A., Prendergast, B.J. and Zhuang, X. (2006) Low-amplitude entrainment of laboratory mice and the impact of circadian phase on commonly used behavioral tests. Physiology and Behavior 87: 870-880.

34.  Prendergast, B.J., Hotchkiss, A.K., Wen, J., Horton, T.H. and Nelson, R.J. (2006) Refractoriness to short day lengths augments tonic and GnRH-stimulated LH secretion. Journal of Neuroendocrinology 18: 339-348.

35.  Wen, J., Dhabhar, F.S. and Prendergast B.J. (2007) Pineal-dependent and -independent effects of photoperiod on immune function in Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus). Hormones and Behavior 51: 31-39.

36.  Wen, J. and Prendergast, B.J. (2007) Photoperiodic control of behavioral and thermo-regulatory responses to cytokines. Physiology and Behavior 90: 717-725.

37.  Freeman, D.A., Teubner, B.J., Smith, C., and Prendergast, B.J. (2007). Exogenous T3 mimics long day lengths in Siberian hamsters. American Journal of Physiology 292: R2368-R2372.

38.  Freeman, D.A., Kampf-Lassin, A., Galang, J., Wen, J. and Prendergast B.J. (2007) Melatonin acts at the suprachiasmatic nucleus to attenuate behavioral symptoms of infection. Behavioral Neuroscience 121: 689-697.

39.  Prendergast, B.J., Kampf-Lassin, A., Yee, J.R., Galang, J. and Kay, L.M. (2007) Winter day lengths alter circulating T lymphocyte phenotypes and attenuate sickness behaviors in laboratory rats. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity 21: 1096-1108.

40.  Baillie, S.L. and Prendergast, B.J.  (2008) Photoperiodic regulation of behavioral responses to bacterial and viral mimetics: a test of the winter immunoenhancement hypothesis. Journal of Biological Rhythms 23: 81-90.

41.  Prendergast, B.J.,  Baillie, S.L., and Dhabhar, F.S. (2008) Gonadal hormone-dependent and -independent regulation of immune function by photoperiod in Siberian hamsters. American Journal of Physiology 294: R384-R392.

42.  Prendergast, B.J. and Kay, L.M. (2008) Affective and adrenocorticotrophic responses to photoperiod in Wistar rats. Journal of Neuroendocrinology 20: 261-267.

43.  Prendergast, B.J. (2008) Behavioral tolerance to endotoxin is enhanced by adaptation to winter photoperiods. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 33: 540-545.     

44.  Prendergast, B.J., Nelson, R.J. and Zucker, I. (2009) Seasonal rhythms of mammalian behavioral neuroendocrinology. In: Hormones, Brain, and Behavior, 2nd Edition, Volume 1, edited by D. Pfaff, A. Arnold, A. Etgen, S. Fahrbach, R. Moss & R. Rubin. San Diego: Academic Press.

45.  Prendergast, B.J., Pyter, L.M., Galang, J. and Kay, L.M. (2009) Reproductive responses to photoperiod persist in olfactory bulbectomized Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus). Behavioural Brain Research, 198: 159-164.

46.  Pyter, L.M., Galang, J., Kay, L.M. and Prendergast B.J. (2009) Influence of the olfactory bulbs on affective behavior, immune function, and behavioral responses to infection in Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus). Brain Research, 1268: 48-57.

47. Paul, M.J., Galang, J., Schwartz, W.J. and Prendergast B.J. (2009) Intermediate-duration day lengths unmask reproductive responses to non-photic environmental cues. American Journal of Physiology, 296: R1613-R1619.

48. Pyter, L.M., Pineros, V., Galang, J.A., McClintock, M.K. and Prendergast, B.J. (2009) Peripheral tumors induce depression and limbic cytokine production and alter hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis regulation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 106: 9069-9074.

    *Selected by Faculty of 1000 (Immunology, Physiology, Diabetes & Endocrinology). http://f1000.com/1159900

49. Prendergast, B.J. and Pyter, L.M. (2009) Photoperiod history differentially impacts reproduction and immune function in adult Siberian hamsters. Journal of Biological Rhythms, 24: 509-522.

50. Paul, M.J., Pyter, L.M., Freeman, D.A., Galang, J. and Prendergast, B.J. (2009) Photic and non-photic seasonal cues differentially engage hypothalamic kisspeptin and RFamide-related peptide mRNA expression in Siberian hamsters. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 21: 1007-1014.

51. Prendergast, B.J. (2010) MT1 melatonin receptors mediate somatic, behavioral, and reproductive neuroendocrine responses to photoperiod and melatonin in Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus). Endocrinology, 151-714-721.

52. Pyter, L.M. and Prendergast B.J. (2010) Mammary tumors induce select cognitive impairments. Brain, Behavior and Immunity, 24: 903-907.

53. Yee, J.R. and Prendergast, B.J. (2010) Sex-specific social regulation of inflammatory responses and sickness behaviors. Brain, Behavior and Immunity, 24: 942-951.

54. Bradley S.P., Pattullo, L.M., Patel, P.N. and Prendergast B.J. (2010) Photoperiodic regulation of the orexigenic effects of ghrelin in Siberian hamsters. Hormones and Behavior, 58: 647-652.

55. Kampf-Lassin, A., Galang, J., Wei, J. and Prendergast, B.J. (2011) Experience-independent development of the hamster circadian visual system. PLoS One, 6: e16048.

56. Prendergast, B.J. (2011) Can day length predict mortality during the 1918-1920 influenza pandemic? Journal of Biological Rhythms, 26: 345-352.

57. Hoffman, C.L., Higham, J.P., Heistermann, M., Coe, C.L., Prendergast, B.J. and Maestripieri, D. (2011) Immune function and HPA axis activity in free-ranging rhesus macaques. Physiology and Behavior, 104: 507-514.

58. Yee, J.R. and Prendergast, B.J. (2012) Endotoxin elicits ambivalent social behaviors. Psychoneuroendocrinology 37: 1101-1105.

59. Prendergast B.J., Beery A.K., Paul M.J. & Zucker I. (2012) Enhancement and suppression of ultradian and circadian rhythms across the female hamster reproductive cycle. Journal of Biological Rhythms 27(3):246-56.

60. Dooley J.C. & Prendergast B.J. (2012) Photorefractoriness and energy availability interact to permit facultative timing of spring breeding. Behavioral Ecology 23: 1049-1058.

    *Selected by Faculty of 1000 (Physiology). http://f1000.com/717948571

61. Prendergast B.J., Cisse Y.M., Cable E.J. & Zucker I (2012) Dissociation of ultradian and circadian phenotypes in female and male Siberian hamsters. Journal of Biological Rhythms 27: 287-298.

62. Prendergast B.J. & Zucker I. (2012) Photoperiodic Influences on Ultradian Rhythms of Male Siberian Hamsters. PLoS One 7: e41723.  

63. Pyter L.M. and Prendergast, B.J. (2012) Individual differences in pre-carcinogen cytokine and corticosterone concentrations and depressive-like behavior predict tumor onset in rats exposed to a carcinogen. Psychoneuroendocrinology. In press. Accepted 2 September 2012.

 

Manuscripts under review

Prendergast B.J., Cable E.J., Cisse Y.M., Stevenson T.J. & Zucker I. (in review) Pineal and gonadal influences on ultradian locomotor rhythms of male Siberian hamsters. Hormones and Behavior. Submitted on 6 August 2012.

Prendergast B.J., Pyter L.M., Patel P.N. & Stevenson T.J. (in review) Rapid Induction of Hypothalamic Iodothyronine mRNA by Photoperiod and Melatonin in Juvenile Male and Female Siberian Hamsters (Phodopus sungorus). Endocrinology. Submitted on 15 September 2012.

Prendergast B.J., Stevenson T.J. & Zucker I. (in review) Sex Differences in Siberian Hamster Ultradian Locomotor Rhythms. Hormones and Behavior. Submitted on 20 September 2012.

 

Refereed Theses

Prendergast, B.J. (1998) Regulation of reproduction by day length and melatonin in the Siberian hamster (Phodopus sungorus). Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Berkeley.

Prendergast, B.J. (1995) Early postweaning critical period of enhanced responsiveness to melatonin in the male Siberian hamster (Phodopus sungorus). M.A. Thesis, University of California at Berkeley.

Prendergast, B.J. (1993) Inhibition of functional recovery following injury to the central nervous system of the goldfish.  B.A. Thesis, Williams College.

 

Electronic Publication of Gene Sequences (GenBank Submissions)

Kampf-Lassin, A, Pyter, L.M. and Prendergast, B.J. Phodopus sungorus Period 1 homolog (Per1) mRNA, partial cds.

Kampf-Lassin, A, Pyter, L.M. and Prendergast, B.J. Phodopus sungorus Period 2 homolog (Per2) mRNA, partial cds.

Pyter, L.M. and Prendergast, B.J. Phodopus sungorus gonadotropin inhibitory hormone (GnIH) mRNA, partial cds. Accession # EU365871.

Pyter, L.M. and Prendergast, B.J. Phodopus sungorus KISS-1 metastasis suppressor (Kiss1) mRNA, partial cds. Accession # EU365872.

Prendergast, B.J., Mosinger, B, Kolattukudy P.E. and Nelson, R.J. Phodopus sungorus transthyretin mRNA, partial cds.

Pyter, L.M. and Prendergast, B.J. Phodopus sungorus deiodinase, type II (DIO2) mRNA, partial cds     

Pyter, L.M. and Prendergast, B.J. Phodopus sungorus deiodinase, type III (DIO3) mRNA, partial cds.

 

Conference Papers and Colloquium Presentations

2012

Prendergast B.J. Neuroendocrine control of biological timing. Smith College, Department of Psychology. 29 October 2012.

Stevenson T.J., Bradley S.P. & Prendergast B.J. Photoperiodic regulation of blood leukocyte concentrations and epigenetic regulation of Type III iodothyronine deiodinase (DIO3) mRNA expression in Siberian hamster leukocytes. Presented at the Meeting of the Chicago Biomedical Symposium. October 12, 2012. Chicago, IL.

*Bradley S.P. & Prendergast B.J. Timed feeding schedules entrain circadian rhythms in peripheral blood leukocytes of Siberian hamsters. Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. June 15-18, 2012. Madison, WI.

*Stevenson T.J. & Prendergast B.J. Epigenetic control of iodothyronine deiodinases and photoperiodic changes in reproduction and immune function. Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. June 15-18, 2012. Madison, WI.

Sehic E., Bradley S.P. & Prendergast B.J. Development of food entrainment in juvenile Siberian hamsters. Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. June 15-18, 2012. Madison, WI.

Cable E.J., Narvaez R., Peng X., Legan S.J. & Prendergast B.J. Effects of circadian arrhythmia on reproductive function in female Siberian hamsters. Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. June 15-18, 2012. Madison, WI.

Prendergast B.J., Patel P.N. & Stevenson T.J. Neuroendocrine output pathways for communication of circadian time to the immune system. Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. June 15-18, 2012. Madison, WI.

Prendergast B.J. Measurement of Seasonal Time by the Neuroendocrine System. Paris-Chicago Conference on Neural Representations of Reality and Illusion. May 25-26, 2012. Paris, France.

Stevenson T.J., Bradley S.P. & Prendergast B.J. Photoperiodic regulation of blood leukocyte concentrations and epigenetic regulation of Type III iodothyronine deiodinase mRNA expression in Siberian hamster leukocytes. Meeting of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms. Destin, FL. May 19-23, 2012.

*Stevenson T.J. & Prendergast B.J. Demethylation of the proximal Type III iodothyronine deiodinase promoter is associated with gonadal involution in the seasonally breeding Siberian hamster. Meeting of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms. Destin, FL. May 19-23, 2012.

Bradley S.P., Sehic E. & Prendergast B.J. Enhanced entrainment of circadian rhythms to food in juvenile Siberian hamsters. Meeting of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms. Destin, FL. May 19-23, 2012.

Bradley S.P. Prendergast B.J. Timed feeding schedules entrain circadian rhythms in peripheral blood leukocytes of Siberian hamsters. Meeting of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms. Destin, FL. May 19-23, 2012.

*Cable E.J., Narvaez R., Peng X., Legan S.J. & Prendergast B.J. Effects of circadian arrhythmia on reproductive function in female Siberian hamsters. Meeting of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms. Destin, FL. May 19-23, 2012.


2011

Prendergast, B.J. Photoperiodic control of innate and adaptive immunity. Third World Congress on Chronobiology. Puebla, Mexico. May 5 – May 9, 2011.

Cable E.J. & Prendergast B.J. Effects of circadian arrhythmia on female reproductive function. Midwest Clocks Meeting. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI. August 2011.

Bradley, S.P. & Prendergast B.J. Effects of photoperiod on food entrainment in Siberian hamsters. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI. August 2011.

Stevenson T.J. & Prendergast B.J. Epigenetic control of hamster reproduction and immune function. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago Chapter. March 29, 2011. Chicago, IL.

Pyter L.M. & Prendergast B.J. Individual differences in cytokine production and in depressive-like behavior are associated with growth latency in a carcinogen-induced mammary tumor model. 18th Meeting of the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society. Chicago, IL. June 8-11, 2011.


2010

Paul, M.J. Social influences on puberty and biological timing. Institute for Mind and Biology, University of Chicago, IL, USA. Feb. 8, 2010.

Kampf-Lassin A., Wei J., Galang J. and Prendergast B.J. Experience-independent development of the hamster circadian visual system. Meeting of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms. Destin, FL. May 22 - May 26, 2010.

Prendergast, B.J. Impaired immune function in behaviorally-arrhythmic Siberian hamsters. Meeting of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms. Destin, FL. May 22 - May 26, 2010.

Pyter, L.M., El Mouatassim Bih, S., Prendergast, B.J. Peripheral tumors and brain microglial activation. Society for Neuroscience Chicago Chapter Conference, Chicago, IL. March 25, 2010.


2009

Bradley, S.P., Patel, P.N. and Prendergast, B.J. Photoperiodic regulation of the orexigenic effects of ghrelin. Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Chicago, IL. October 17-21, 2009.

Kampf-Lassin A., Wei J., Galang J. and Prendergast B.J. Absence of experience-dependent plasticity of the circadian visual system. Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Chicago, IL. October 17-21, 2009.

Kampf-Lassin A, Patel P.N. and Prendergast B.J. Effects of intermediate photoperiods on hypothalamic iodothyronine deiodinase gene expression in Siberian hamsters. Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. June 25-27, 2009.

Pyter, L.M. & Prendergast B.J. Peripheral tumors alter brain function via neuroimmune and neuroendocrine mechanisms. Society for Neuroscience Conference, Chicago, IL. October 17-21, 2009.

Pyter, L.M., Cochrane, S.F., Galang, J.A., Ouwenga, R.L., Patel, P.N., Prendergast, B.J. Mechanisms by which peripheral tumors alter brain function. Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Conference, East Lansing, MI., June 25-27, 2009.

Yee, J.R., Pournajafi-Nazarloo, H., Carter, C.S., and Prendergast, B.J. Sex and the Sickly: Regulation of Inflammatory Responses and Sickness Behaviors by the Social Environment and Sex. Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Annual Meeting, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, June 25-27, 2009.

Paul, M.J. & Prendergast B.J. The challenge of breeding at intermediate day lengths: integrating photic and non-photic cues. Université de Strasbourg, France, Dec. 17, 2009.

Pyter, L.M. and Prendergast, B.J. Tumor-induced changes in affective state. Presented at the 1st meeting of the Illinois Psychoneuroimmunology Society. Chicago, Illinois. 25 January 2009.

Prendergast, B.J. Photoperiodic Regulation of Reproduction and Immunity. Presented at the 49th meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Boston, Massachusetts. 6 January 2009.


2008

Prendergast, B.J. Workshop on Photoperiodic Timekeeping. Presented at the International Center for Workshops in the Sciences, Lorentz Center: Keeping Track of the Seasons. Leiden, The Netherlands. 15 January 2008.

Paul, M.J. and Prendergast B.J. The challenge of breeding at intermediate day lengths: integrating photic and non-photic cues. Presented at the Lorentz Center Workshop: Keeping Track of the Seasons. 17 January 2008.

Pyter, L.M., Pineros, V. Galang, J., McClintock, M.K. and Prendergast, B.J. Tumors induce depression and alter neuroimmune and neuroendocrine systems. Presented at the Fifteenth meeting of the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society. Madison, Wisconsin. 29 May 2008.

Pyter, L.M., Galang, J. and Prendergast, B.J. Tumors induce depression and upregulate cytokine expression in the limbic system. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts.

Prendergast, B.J., Patel, P.N., and Pyter, L.M. Hypothalamic neuropeptide expression during photoperiod-induced and -delayed puberty in Siberian hamsters. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, S: 13298.


2007

Prendergast, B.J. Neuroendocrine Mechanisms of Seasonal Timing. University of Chicago, Committee on Neurobiology. Membership Colloquium. 1 November 2007.

*Kampf-Lassin, A. and Prendergast, B.J. Winter photoperiods suppress sickness behaviors of laboratory rats. Presented at the University of Chicago Neurosciences Retreat. New Buffalo, MI. 10 September 2007.

Prendergast, B.J. Mechanisms of Biological Timekeeping: Lessons from Reproduction and Immune Function. University of Memphis, Department of Biology. 4 October 2007.

*Paul, M.J. and Prendergast, B.J. New rules for seasonal breeding under intermediate day lengths. Presented at Eleventh meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. Asilomar, California. 21 June 2007.

Baillie, S.R., Galang, J. and Prendergast, B.J. Behavioral responses to simulated viral and gram-positive bacterial infections in Siberian hamsters. Presented at Eleventh meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. Asilomar, California. 21 June 2007.

Bradley, S.P., Patel, P.N. and Prendergast, B.J. Circadian and photoperiodic regulation of the orexigenic potency of ghrelin in Siberian hamsters. Presented at Eleventh meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. Asilomar, California. 21 June 2007.

Freeman, D.A., Kampf-Lassin, A. and Prendergast, B.J. Melatonin acts at the suprachiasmatic nucleus to attenuate behavioral symptoms of infection. Presented at Eleventh meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. Asilomar, California. 21 June 2007.

Kampf-Lassin, A. and Prendergast, B.J. Winter photoperiods suppress sickness behaviors of laboratory rats. Presented at Eleventh meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. Asilomar, California. 21 June 2007.

Yee, J.R. and Prendergast, B.J. Day length regulates endocrine and immune function in laboratory rats. Presented at Eleventh meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. Asilomar, California. 21 June 2007.


2006

Prendergast, B.J. Seasonal rhythms in health and disease. University of Surrey, School of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences. Guildford, UK. 8 August 2006.

Prendergast, B.J. Physiological substrates of mammalian seasonal rhythms. Presented at the University of Chicago Neurosciences Retreat. New Buffalo, MI. 14 September 2006.

Paul, M.J. and Prendergast, B.J. Social Inhibition of Reproductive Physiology under Intermediate Day Lengths. Presented at the Tenth meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 19 June 2006.

Wen, J.C. and Prendergast, B.J. Photoperiodic control of behavioral and thermoregulatory responses to cytokines. Presented at the Tenth meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 19 June 2006.


2005

Wen, J.C. and Prendergast, B.J. Pineal-dependent and -Independent Effects of Photoperiod on Hamster Immune Function. Presented at Ninth meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. Austin, Texas. 22 June 2005.


2004

*Prendergast B.J. Frank A. Beach Lecture: Motivation and Biological Clocks. Presented at the 34th Annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. San Diego, California. 26 October 2004.

Prendergast B.J., Renstrom R.A. & Nelson R.J.. Sex Differences in the Duration, Variability, and Heritability of a Seasonal Interval Timer. Presented at Ninth meeting of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms. Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. 24-26 June 2004.


2003

Prendergast B.J. Seasonal changes in reproduction and immunity: windows on behavior and brain function. Brown University, Department of Psychology. 26 February 2003.

Bilbo, S.D., Dhabhar, F.S., Viswanathan, K., Prendergast, B.J., and Nelson, R.J. Sex differences in photoperiodic and stress-induced enhancement of immune function in Siberian hamsters. Presented at Tenth meeting of the PsychoNeuroImmunology Research Society. Amelia Island, Florida.

Prendergast, B.J. Fishing for Function: Using cDNA Microarrays to Generate Hypotheses. Presented at Seventh meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. Cincinnati, Ohio. 25 June 2003.

Prendergast B.J. Seasonal changes in reproduction and immunity: windows on behavior and brain function. University of Chicago, Department of Psychology. 4 March 2003.

Prendergast B.J. Seasonal changes in reproduction and immunity: windows on behavior and brain function. Dartmouth College, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, 7 March 2003.

Kinsey, S.G., Prendergast, B.J., Nelson, R.J. Interactions Among Gonadal Hormones, Stress, and Wound Healing in Siberian Hamsters. Presented at Seventh meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. Cincinnati, Ohio.

Prendergast B.J. Sex, death, and taxes: seasonal changes in reproduction and immunity. University of Chicago, Institute for Mind and Biology Proseminar Series. 3 November 2003.

Prendergast B.J. Seasonal changes in reproduction and immunity: windows on behavior and brain function. University of Chicago, Animal Behavior Brownbag Seminar Series. 5 November 2003.

Prendergast, B.J., Bilbo, S.D., and Nelson, R.J. Day length regulates induction, retention, and retrieval of immunological memory in Siberian hamsters. Presented at the 33rd Annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. New Orleans, Louisiana. 13 November 2003.


2002

*Prendergast, B.J., Mosinger, B. Jr., Kolattukudy, P.E., and Nelson, R.J. Seasonality genes: neural expression of thyroid hormone binding protein mRNAs and the execution of a seasonal clock. Presented at Eighth meeting of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms. Amelia Island, Florida.

*Prendergast, B.J., Mosinger, B. Jr., Kolattukudy, P.E., and Nelson, R.J. Mediation of reproductive photorefractoriness by hypothalamic expression of thyroid hormone binding proteins. Presented at Sixth meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. Amherst, Massachusetts.

*Hotchkiss, A.K., Prendergast, B.J., Bilbo, S.D., and Nelson, R.J. Reproductive costs of immune system activation in juvenile Siberian hamsters. Presented at Sixth meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. Amherst, Massachusetts.

Paul, M.J., Prendergast, B.J., Freeman, D.A., Wynne-Edwards, K.E., and Zucker, I. Role of the suprachiasmatic nucleus in development of refractoriness to short day lengths in Siberian hamsters. Presented at Sixth meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. Amherst, Massachusetts.

Kinsey, S.G., Hotchkiss, A.H., Nelson, R.J., and Prendergast, B.J. Short photoperiods protect Siberian hamsters from lethal endotoxemia. Presented at Sixth meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. Amherst, MA.

Kinsey, S.G., Prendergast, B.J., and Nelson, R.J. Acute psychological stress accelerates cutaneous wound healing in male Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus) exposed to short day lengths. Presented at the 9th meeting of the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society. Madison, Wisconsin.

Prendergast, B.J., Hotchkiss, A.H., Bilbo, S.D., and Nelson, R.J. Circadian and photoperiodic control of circulating leukocytes in juvenile Siberian hamsters. Presented at the 32nd Annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Orlando, Florida.

Kinsey, S.G., Prendergast, B.J., and Nelson, R.J. Acute psychological stress accelerates cutaneous wound healing in male Siberian hamsters exposed to short day lengths. Presented at the 32nd Annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Orlando, Florida.

Detillion, C.M., Stewart, T.K., Prendergast, B.J., and Devries, A.C. Positive social interaction facilitates wound healing in Siberian hamsters. Presented at the 32nd Annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Orlando, Florida.


2001

Prendergast, B.J. Regulation of reproduction and immune function by biological clocks. Ohio State University, Department of Psychology. 31 May 2001.


2000

*Prendergast, B.J. and Nelson, R.J. Photoperiod modulates the inhibitory effects of in vitro melatonin on cell-mediated immune function in female Siberian hamsters. Presented at Seventh meeting of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms. Amelia Island, Florida.

Freeman, D.A., Prendergast, B.J., Zucker, I., Hulse, S.H. and Nelson, R.J. Impaired immune function in hibernating, but not euthermic ground squirrels: a possible function for periodic arousals. Presented at Thirtieth Annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Prendergast, B.J., Pevsner, J., McMichael, A., Bouton, C., and Nelson, R.J. cDNA microarray analyses of gene expression in brain and testis of Siberian hamsters exposed to short days. Presented at Thirtieth Annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. New Orleans, Louisiana.


1999

Prendergast, B.J. Encoding and decay of photoperiodic memory in Siberian hamsters. Johns Hopkins University, Department of Psychology. 6 January 1999.

Prendergast, B.J., and Zucker, I. Neuroendocrine refractoriness to melatonin in Siberian hamsters. Presented at Third meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. Charlottesville, Virginia.


1998

*Prendergast, B.J., Flynn, A.K. and Zucker, I. Duration and encoding of memory for long day lengths in the Siberian hamster. Presented at Sixth meeting of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms. Amelia Island, Florida.

Prendergast, B.J. Photoperiodic and endocrine regulation of reproduction in Siberian hamsters. University of California at Berkeley, Department of Integrative Biology, Graduate Group in Endocrinology. 23 October 1998.

Prendergast, B.J. Photoperiodic and endocrine regulation of reproduction in Siberian hamsters. University of California at Berkeley, Department of Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience Colloquium. 27 October 1998.


1997

Prendergast, B.J., Zucker, I., Ringold, D.A., and Gorman, M.R. Pharmacologically truncated melatonin signals every other day are sufficient to induce long-day traits in Siberian hamsters. Presented at First meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. Baltimore, Maryland.


1996

Prendergast, B.J. Melatonin signal frequencies necessary and sufficient to initiate gonadal development in photoregressed Siberian hamsters. Presented at Fifth meeting of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms. Amelia Island, Florida.


1995

*Prendergast, B.J., Gorman, M.R., Kelley, K.K. and Zucker, I. Acute effects of melatonin infusions in Siberian hamsters: enhanced responsiveness shortly after weaning. Presented at American Physiological Society Conference: Understanding the Biological Clock: From Genetics to Physiology. Hanover, New Hampshire. Physiologist, 38 (3): A-28.


1992

Willingham, D.B. and Prendergast, B.J. The effect of repeated responses on response-time. Presented at the 33rd Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. St. Louis, Missouri. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, 30 (6): 454.

 

 

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