Jill danielJill M. Daniel, Ph.D.

Ph.D., 2000, Tulane University

Director: Tulane Brain Institute

Curriculum Vitae

Phone: (504) 862-3301

3050 Percival Stern Hall

Research Interests

The broad goal of Dr. Daniel’s research is to understand mechanisms by which estrogens and androgens impact areas of the brain important for cognition. Current work in the lab is focused on the impact of these hormones on the brain and cognition across the lifespan, from early in development during which they help organize mammalian brains as male or female to later in life during which changes in their levels impact the aging brain. Research is conducted in rodent models and experimental approaches used in the lab include behavioral analyses as well as biochemical and molecular assays.

Selected Publications

Daniel, J.M., Beck, K.D. (2017) Hormones and Memory. In: Eichenbaum, H. (ed.), Memory Systems, Vol. 3 of Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference, 2nd edition, Byrne, J.H. (ed.). pp. 445–462. Oxford: Academic Press.

Grissom, E.M. & Daniel, J.M. (2016). Evidence for ligand-independent activation of hippocampal estrogen receptor alpha by insulin-like growth factor-1 in hippocampus of ovariectomized rats. Endocrinology, 157(8): 3149-56.

Nelson, B.S., Black, K.L., & Daniel J.M. (2016). Circulating estradiol regulates brain-derived estradiol via actions at GnRH receptors to impact memory in ovariectomized rats. eNeuro, 3(6) pii: ENEURO.0321-16.2016.

Black, K.L., Witty, C.F., & Daniel J.M. (2016). Previous oestradiol treatment results in long-term maintenance of hippocampal oestrogen receptor α levels in ovariectomised rats: Mechanisms and implications for memory. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 28(10)

Bayless, D.W. & Daniel, J.M. (2015). Sex differences in myelin-associated protein levels within and density of projections between the orbital frontal cortex and dorsal striatum of adult rats: implications for inhibitory control. Neuroscience, 300: 286-296.

Daniel, J.M., Witty, C. F., Rodgers, S. P. (2015). Long-term consequences of estrogens administered in midlife on female cognitive aging. Invited review in Special Issue, Estradiol and Cognition: Molecules to Mind, Hormones and Behavior, 74: 77-85.

Bayless, D. W., Perez, M. C., Daniel, J. M. (2015). Comparison of the validity of the use of the spontaneously hypertensive rat as a model of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in males and females. Behavioural Brain Research, 286: 85-92.

Nelson, B.S, Springer, R.C. & Daniel, J.M.  (2014). Antagonism of brain insulin-like growth factor-1 receptors blocks estradiol effects on memory and levels of hippocampal synaptic proteins in ovariectomized rats. Psychopharmacology, 231: 899-907.

Bayless, D.W., Darling, J.S. & Daniel, J.M. (2013). Mechanisms by which neonatal testosterone exposure mediates sex differences in impulsivity in prepubertal rats. Hormones and Behavior: 64: 764-769.

Daniel, J.M. (2013). Estrogens, estrogen receptors and female cognitive aging: Impact of timing. Invited review in Special Issue, Hormones & Neurotrauma, Hormones and Behavior, 63: 231-237.

Witty, C.F., Gardella, L.P., Perez, M.C. & Daniel, J.M. (2013). Short-term estradiol administration in aging ovariectomized rats provides lasting benefits for memory and the hippocampus: a role for insulin-like growth factor-I. Endocrinology, 154: 842-852.

Witty, C.F., Foster, T.C., Semple-Rowland, S.L. & Daniel, J.M. (2012). Increasing hippocampal estrogen receptor alpha levels via viral vectors increases MAP kinase activation and enhances memory in aging rats in the absence of ovarian estrogens. PLOS ONE, 7(12):e51385.

Dr. Daniel's Courses

  • Brain and Behavior PSYC 330 / NSCI 330
  • Neurobiology of Learning and Memory PSYC 633 / NSCI 633

Department of Psychology • 2007 Percival Stern Hall • New Orleans, LA 70118 • Phone: 504-865-5331 •