Matthew J. Jorgensen, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology (Comparative Medicine)

Tel: 336-716-6935
Fax: 336-716-1515
mjorgens@wakehealth.edu

Dr. Jorgensen's Faculty Profile

Interests:

Teaching: Comparative Psychology, Research Methods, Statistics, Introductory Psychology; Research: Primatology, Behavioral Genetics, Psychopharmacology, Cognition

Current Research:

My primary interest involves the coordination of biomedical research using our NCRR-supported nonhuman primate breeding colonies (the Vervet Research Colony and the Cynomolgus Breeding Colony). Each of these national research resources provide animals, samples, tissues and/or data to NIH-supported researchers as well as expertise for the coordination and execution of research projects using nonhuman primates. Along with numerous collaborators, I have facilitated research focused on understanding the interrelatedness of stress, cortisol, genetics and behavior; the heritability of obesity, aggression, and brain size; the genetics of novelty seeking and impulsive behavior; as well as studies of maternal behavior, diabetes, dominance, and memory using nonhuman primate models.

Publications:

Link to Dr. Jorgensen's publications at the PubMed Database

 

Quick Reference

Section Head:
Jay Kaplan, PhD

Tel: 336-716-1500
Fax: 336-716-1515

Department of Pathology
Comparative Medicine
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