Matthew J. Jorgensen, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology (Comparative Medicine)
Dr. Jorgensen's Faculty Profile
Teaching: Comparative Psychology, Research Methods, Statistics, Introductory Psychology; Research: Primatology, Behavioral Genetics, Psychopharmacology, Cognition
My primary interest involves the coordination of biomedical research using our NCRR-supported nonhuman primate breeding colonies (the Vervet Research 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.
Link to Dr. Jorgensen's publications at the PubMed Database