Matthew J. Jorgensen, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology (Comparative Medicine)
Dr. Jorgensen's Faculty Profile
Teaching: Comparative Psychology, Research Methods, Statistics
Research: Primatology, Behavioral Genetics, Cognition, Animal Models
My primary interest involves the coordination of biomedical research utilizing our NIH-supported nonhuman primate resource, the Vervet Research Colony (VRC). The VRC is a unique national research resource with the mandate to provide animals, samples, tissues, data and expertise necessary to facilitate biomedical and translational research using vervets/African green monkeys. With numerous collaborators, I have participated in a wide-range of multi-categorical research projects utilizing nonhuman primate models of human disease. These projects have 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, social status, and memory.
Link to Dr. Jorgensen's publications at the PubMed Database