Colleen McClung, PhD
Dr. McClung studies the way that circadian rhythms and related genes affect mood and addiction. Her specific focus is on bipolar disorder, major depression, and drug addiction, and her current projects concern the relationship of particular genes (CLOCK and NPAS2) and particular regions (the suprachiasmatic nucleus). She has also been also the recipient of several research awards, including a Rising Star Translational Research Award from the International Mental Health Research Organization and Johnson & Johnson as well as a Neuroscience of Brain Disorders Award from the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience.
- Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical School, Pittsburgh, PA
- PhD, 2001, University of Virginia, Biology
- Arey R., Enwright III J. F., Spencer S., Falcon E., Ozburn A. R., and McClung C. A. (2013). An important role for Cholecystokinin, a CLOCK target gene, in the development and treatment of manic-like behaviors. Molecular Psychiatry. doi:10.1038/mp.2013.12
- Spencer S., Falcon E., Kumar J., Krishnan V., Birnbaum S. G., and McClung C. A. (2012). Circadian genes Period1 and Period2 in the nucleus accumbens regulate anxiety-related behavior. European Journal of Neuroscience, Oct 8 Epub.
- Ozburn, A. R., Larson, E. B., Self, D. W., & McClung, C. A. (2012). Cocaine self-administration behaviors in ClockΔ19 mice. Psychopharmacology, 223, 169-177. doi: 10.1007/s00213-012-2704-2
- Arey, R., & McClung, C. A. (2012). An inhibitor of casein kinase 1 Ε/δ partially normalizes the manic-like behaviors of the ClockΔ19 mouse. Behavioural Pharmacology, 23, 392-396. doi: 10.1097/FBP.0b013e32835651fd
- McClung, C. A. (2011). Circadian rhythms and mood regulation: Insights from pre-clinical models. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 21, S683-S693.
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