Dr. Hugh M. Fentress

Associate Professor
Adjunct Assistant Professor (Vanderbilt School of Medicine, Phamacology)

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     Department of Biological Sciences 
     College of Life & Physical Sciences

     Contact Information:
     Office/Lab Location: 301 Harned Hall
     Telephone: 615-963-5757
     FAX: 615-963-5747
     Email TSU: hfentres@tnstate.edu   
     E-mail Vanderbilt: Hugh.fentress@vanderbilt.edu




Ph.D. – Vanderbilt University School of Medicine-Neuroscience
Post-Doc – University of Michigan-Ann Arbor – Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience

Research Areas:  Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience

Most Significant Publications:

Bipradas Roy, Samuel Nahashon, and Hugh Fentress. Regulation of the expression of the 5-HT2C receptor in chicken by altering diets (in preparation).

Letimicia Fears, L., Marybeth Curtis, Terrance Johnson, and Hugh Fentress (2019) Pharmacological properties of Chromobacterium violaceum violacein at the human serotonin 2C Receptor.  EC Pharmacology and Toxicology 7.2: 103-111.

Mary E. Curtis, Letimicia S. Fears, Michael T. Ivy, Hugh M. Fentress. Activation of the JAK/STAT pathway by the human serotonin 2C receptor (in revision).

Roy B, Curtis ME, Fears LS, Nahashon SN and Fentress HM (2016) Molecular Mechanisms of Obesity-Induced Osteoporosis and Muscle Atrophy. Front. Physiol. 7:439. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2016.00439 

Fentress, HM, Klar, R, Krueger, JK, Sabb, T, Redmon, SR, Wallace, NM, Shirey-Rice, JK, and Hahn, MK. Altered Regulation of Norepinephrine Transport and Behavior in Norepinephrine Transporter Heterozygous Knockout Mice. (submitted).

Jana K. Shirey-Rice, Rebecca Klar, Hugh M. Fentress, Sarah N. Redmon, Tiffany Sabb, Jessica J. Krueger, Nathan M. Wallace, Martin Appalsamy, Charlene Finney, Suzanna Lonce, André Diedrich, David Robertson, Maureen K. Hahn. Norepinephrine Transporter A457P Knock-in Mice Display Key Features of Human Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. Dis. Model. Mech. April 4, 2013, doi: 10.1242/dmm.012203.

Qiang Wei*, Hugh M. Fentress*, Mary T. Hoversten, Limei Zhang, Elaine K. Hebda-Bauer, Stanley J. Watson, Audrey F. Seasholtz, and Huda Akil. Early-Life Forebrain Glucocorticoid Receptor Overexpression Increases Anxiety Behavior and Cocaine Sensitization. Biol Psychiatry. 2012 Feb 1; 71(3):224-31. (*equal contribution).

Hebda-Bauer EK, Pletsch A, Darwish H, Fentress H, Simmons TA, Wei Q, Watson SJ, and Akil H. Forebrain glucocorticoid receptor overexpression increases environmental reactivity and produces a stress-induced spatial discrimination deficit. Neuroscience. Aug 25;169(2):645-53. Epub 2010 May 31.

Maureen K. Hahn, Jennifer Blackford, Kirsten Haman, Michelle Mazei-Robison, Harish C. Prasad, Angela Steele, Lisa Hazelwood, Hugh Fentress, Regina Myers, Randy D. Blakely, Elaine Sanders-Bush, and Richard Shelton. Multivariate Permutation Analysis Associates Multiple Polymorphisms With Subphenotypes Of Major Depression. Genes, Brain and Behavior. 7: 487-495, 2008.

Hugh M. Fentress, Ellinor Grinde, Joseph E. Mazurkiewicz, Jon R. Backstrom, Katharine Herrick-Davis, and Elaine Sanders-Bush. Pharmacological Properties of the Cys23Ser Single Nucleotide Polymorphism in Human 5-HT2C Receptor Isoforms. Pharmacogenomics J. 5:244-54, 2005.

Elaine Sanders-Bush, Hugh Fentress, Lisa Hazelwood. 5-HT2 Receptors: Molecular and Genomic Diversity. Mol. Interv. 3: 319-330, 2003.

James J.-L. Wang, Zhaolin Hua, Hugh M. Fentress, and Charles K. Singleton. JNK1 is inactivated during thiamine deficiency-induced apoptosis in human neuroblastoma cells. Nutr. Biochem. 11:208-215, 2000.

BIOL 1110 – General Biology I
BIOL 1120 - General Biology II
Molecular Neuroscience
The Brain, Behavior, and Neuropharmacology
Independent Study: Special Topics in Neuroscience
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