Publications

Selected Publications (*Haverford student):

  1. Abbott, C.* and Been, L.E. (2017). Strategies for Transforming a Neuroscience Classroom into a Brave and Trusting Learning Environment: A Dialogic Approach. Teaching and Learning Together In Higher Education, Accepted for publication in Fall 2017 Issue.
  2. Been, L.E., Mermelstein, P.G., and Meisel, R.L. (2016). Using a pop-science book to teach introductory neuroscience: advantages for science majors and non-science majors alike. Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education, 15(1): A67-A71.
  3. Been, L.E., Moore, K.M., Kennedy, B.C., and Meisel, R.L. (2015). Metabotropic glutamate receptors and Fragile X Signaling in a female model of escalated aggression. Biological Psychiatry, 79(8): 685-92.
  4. Been L.E., Staffend, N.A., Tucker, A., and Meisel, R.L. (2013). Vesicular glutamate transporter 2 and tyrosine hydroxylase are not co-localized in Syrian hamster nucleus accumbens afferents. Neuroscience Letters, 550: 41-5.
  5. Been, L.E.Vialou V., Hedges, V.L., Nestler, E.J., and Meisel, R.L. (2013). Delta JunD overexpression in the nucleus accumbens prevents sexual reward in female Syrian hamsters. Genes, Brain, and Behavior, 12(6): 666-72.
  6. Been, L.E. and Petrulis, A. (2012). Dissociated functional pathways for appetitive and consummatory reproductive behaviors in male Syrian hamsters. Hormones and Behavior, 61(2): 204-211.
  7. Been, L.E., Bauman, J.B., Petrulis, A. and Chang, Y.H. (2012). X-ray kinematics of vaginal scent marking in female Syrian hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus). Physiology and Behavior, 105: 1021-2027.
  8. Been, L.E. and Petrulis, A. (2011). Chemosensory and hormone information are relayed directly between the medial amygdala, posterior bed nucleus of the stria terminalis, and medial preoptic area in male Syrian hamsters. Hormones and Behavior, 59(4): 536-548.
  9. Been, L.E. and Petrulis, A. (2010). The role of the medial preoptic area in appetitive and consummatory reproductive behaviors depends on sexual experience and odor volatility in male Syrian hamsters. Neuroscience, 170: 1120-1132.
  10. Been, L.E. and Petrulis, A. (2010). Lesions of the posterior bed nucleus of the stria terminalis eliminate opposite-sex odor preference and delay copulation in male Syrian hamsters: role of odor volatility and sexual experience. European Journal of Neuroscience, 32(3): 483-493.

Selected Presentations (*Haverford student):

  1. Foster, W.*, Heaton, E.*, and Been, L.E. Increased oxytocin immunoreactivity in the paraventricular nucleus, but not the supraoptic nucleus, following a hormone-simulated pregnancy in female Syrian hamsters. Society for Neuroscience, Washington, D.C., 2017.
  2. Hedges,V., Bianco, H., Friendt, T., Amaral, C*., Bodie, C.*, D’Antonio, B.*, Lee, R.*, and Been, L.E. Estrogen withdrawal increases oxytocin in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus and alters open field behavior in Syrian hamsters. Society for Neuroscience, Washington, D.C., 2017.
  3. Gaines, A.*, Beach, K.*, and Been, L.E. How does sex experience change neural responding in the motivational circuit? Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, 2016.
  4. Himmler, B.T., Moore, K.M., Been, L.E., Teplitzky, B.A., and Meisel, R.L. Measuring the tonic and phasic release of dopamine during sexual behavior in female hamsters using fixed potential amperometry. Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, 2016.
  5. Acaba, L.* Sidibe, D.*, Thygesen, J.* Van der Kloot, H.*, and Been, L. Sexual experience increases Delta FosB in the nucleus accumbens of male and female Syrian hamsters. Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Montreal, Canada, 2016.
  6. Glass, M.R.*, Moore, K.M., Himmler, B.T., Been, L.E., and Meisel, R.L. Visualizing nucleus accumbens afferents active during female Syrian hamster sex experience. Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL, 2015.
  7. Been, L.E., Himmler, B.T., Ebner, S.R., and Meisel, R.L. Using fast-scan cyclic voltammetry to measure dopamine release from the nucleus accumbens of female hamsters during sex behavior. Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL, 2015.
  8. Been, L.E., Moore, K.M., Kennedy, C.K., and Meisel, R.M. Aggressive experience increases PSD-95 in the nucleus accumbens of female hamsters via activation of the Fragile-X Mental Retardation Protein signaling pathway. Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC, 2014.
  9. Moore, K.M, Been, L.E., Meisel, R.M. “Neurotransmitter measurement during sexual behavior in female Syrian hamsters,” Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC, 2014.
  10. Moore, K.M, Been, L.E., Meisel, R.M. “Increased accumbal glutamate release during sex behavior in female hamsters.” International Congress of Neuroendocrinology, Sydney, Australia, 2014.
  11. Been, L.E., Moore, K.M., Kennedy, C.K., and Meisel, R.M. Aggressive experience increases PSD-95 in the nucleus accumbens of female hamsters via activation of the Fragile-X Mental Retardation Protein signaling pathway. Organization for the Study of Sex Differences, Minneapolis, MN, 2014.
  12. Moore, K.M, Been, L.E., Meisel, R.M. “Increased accumbal glutamate release during sex behavior in female hamsters.” Organization for the Study of Sex Differences, Minneapolis, MN, 2014.
  13. Been L.E., Kennedy BC, and Meisel, RL. Aggressive experience activates the Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein (FMRP) signaling pathway in the nucleus accumbens of female hamsters. Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, LA, 2012.
  14. Been, L.E. and Petrulis, A. “Functionally disconnecting the medial amygdala from the medial preoptic area eliminates copulation but not odor preference in male Syrian hamsters.” Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC, 2011.
  15. Been, L.E. and Petrulis, A. “Sexual odor-responsive cells in the medial amygdala and bed nucleus of the stria terminalis project to the medial preoptic area.” Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, 2010.
  16. Been, L.E. and Petrulis, A. “Reevaluating the role of the medial preoptic area in appetitive and consummatory aspects of reproductive behavior in male Syrian hamsters.” Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Toronto, Canada, 2010.
  17. Been, L.E. and Petrulis, A. “The role of the medial preoptic area in opposite-sex odor preference in male Syrian hamsters.” Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL, 2009.
  18. Been, L.E. and Petrulis, A. Lesions of the posterior bed nucleus of the stria terminalis eliminate opposite-sex odor preference in sexually-naïve, but not sexually experienced, male Syrian hamsters.” Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, East Lansing, MI, 2009.
  19. Been, L.E., and Petrulis, A. The role of the posterior bed nucleus of the stria terminalis in sexual odor preference in male Syrian hamsters. Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Groningen, Netherlands, 2008.
  20. Been, L.E. and Petrulis, A. The role of the posterior bed nucleus of the stria terminalis in opposite-sex odor preference and sexual odor processing. Society for Neuroscience, Washington, D.C., 2008.
  21. Been, L.E., Murphy, A.Z., Clancy, A.N. and Petrulis, A. Central nervous system neurons projecting to the vagina in Syrian hamsters: implications for vaginal marking. Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Pacific Grove, CA, 2007.
  22. Been, L.E. and A. Petrulis. The neurobiology of sexual solicitation: vaginal marking in female Syrian hamsters. Chemical Signals in Vertebrates XI, Chester, UK, 2006.