Location: Math/Psychology 336
Lab: Sondheim 503A
Ph.D. – State University of New York, Buffalo, 1968
Area of Study:
Effects of exposure to the types of radiation encountered in space (e.g. exploratory class missions to Mars) on behavior and brain function.
Motivation (PSYC 360)
Neuropsychopharmacology (PSYC 390)
Graduate Research and Training Opportunities:
YES Accepting new graduate students for Fall 2015.
Undergraduate Research and Training Opportunities:
YES Undergraduate opportunities available.
Behavioral testing (novel object recognition, plus-maze performance, spatial learning and memory, operant responding) of rats that have been exposed to the types of radiation encountered in space.
Graduate Program Affiliation(s):
Human Services Psychology
Rabin, B. M., Joseph, J. A., Shukitt-Hale, B., and Carey, A. N. (2007). Dietary modulation of the effects of exposure to 56Fe particles. Advances in Space Research, 40: 576-580.
Rabin, B. M., Carrihill-Knoll, K., Hinchman, M., Shukitt-Hale, B., Joseph, J. A., & Foster, B. C. (2009). Effects of heavy particle irradiation and diet on object recognition memory in rats. Advances in Space Research, 43: 1193-1199.
Rabin, B. M. (2012). An introduction to behavior testing for the radiobiologist. Posted to THREE (The Health Risks of Extraterrestrial Environments) 27 Jan. 2012
Rabin, B. M., Joseph, J. A., Shukitt-Hale, B., Carrihill-Knoll, K. L. (2012) Interaction between age of irradiation and age of testing in the disruption of operant performance using a ground-based model for exposure to cosmic rays. AGE, 34: 121-131.
Rabin, B. M., Carrihill-Knoll, K. L., Long, L. V., Pitts, S. C. & Shukitt-Hale, B. (2013). Effects of 17β-estradiol on cognitive performance of ovariectomized female rats exposed to space radiation. Journal of Behavioral and Brain Sciences 3: 67-73.
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