Yve Ulrich-Lai

Ph.D. 2002

Thesis Title:

Adrenal splanchnic innervation modulates adrenocortical growth and function in rats

Current Position:

Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
University of Cinncinnati

Major Advisor(s):

William C. Engeland, Ph.D.

Selected Publications:

  • Ziegler DR, Krcmarik MR, Ulrich-Lai YM, Herman JP, Cullinan WE. (2012) Brainstem origins of glutamatergic innervation of the rat hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus. J Comp Neurol 520: 2369-2394.
  • Ryan KK, Grayson BE, Jones KR, Schneider AL, Woods SC, Seeley RJ, Herman JP, Ulrich-Lai YM. (2012) Physiologic responses to acute psychological stress are reduced by the PPARγ agonist Rosiglitazone. Endocrinology 153: 1279-1287.
  • Krause EG, de Kloet AD, Scott K, Flak J, Jones KR, Smeltzer M, Ulrich-Lai YM, Woods SC, Wilson S, Reagan L, Herman JP, Sakai RR. (2011) Blood-borne angiotensin II acts in the brain to influence behavioral and endocrine responses to psychogenic stress. J Neurosci 31: 15009-15015.
  • Christiansen AM, de Kloet AD, Ulrich-Lai YM, Herman, JP. (2011) ‘Snacking’ causes long term attenuation of HPA axis stress responses and enhancement of brain FosB/delta FosB expression in rats.  Physiol Behav 103: 111-116. 
  • Ulrich-Lai YM, Ostrander MM, Herman JP. (2011) HPA axis dampening by limited sucrose intake: reward frequency vs. caloric consumption. Physiol Behav 103: 104-110.
  • Christiansen AM, Herman JP, Ulrich-Lai YM. (2011) Regulatory interactions of stress and reward on rat forebrain opioidergic and GABAergic circuitry.  Stress 14: 205-215.
  • Ulrich-Lai YM, Jones KR, Ziegler DR, Cullinan WE, Herman JP. (2011) Forebrain origins of glutamatergic innervation to the rat paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus: differential inputs to the anterior versus posterior subregions.  J Comp Neurol 519: 1301-1319.
  • Ulrich-Lai YM, Christiansen AC, Ostrander MM, Jones AA, Jones KR, Choi DC, Krause EG, Evanson NK, Furay AR, Davis JF, Solomon MB, de Kloet AD, Tamashiro KL, Sakai RR, Seeley RJ, Woods SC, Herman JP. (2010) Pleasurable behaviors reduce stress via brain reward pathways.  Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 107: 20529-20534.
  • Ostrander MM, Ulrich-Lai YM, Choi DC, Flak JN, Richtand NM, Herman JP. (2009) Chronic stress produces enduring decreases in novel stress-evoked c-fos mRNA expression in discrete brain regions of the rat. Stress 12: 469-477.
  • Choi DC, Furay AR, Evanson NK, Ulrich-Lai YM, Nguyen MM, Ostrander MM, Herman JP. (2008) The role of the posterior medial bed nucleus of the stria terminalis in modulating hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis responsiveness to acute and chronic stress. Psychoneuroendocrinology 33: 659-669.

Honors and Awards:

Yve Ulrich-Lai