Jessica received her Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience from Oregon Health & Science University. She was an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Sewanee: The University of the South from 2011-2015 and an Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of St. Thomas from 2015-2022.
Her research explores the neurobiological and behavioral effects of drugs of abuse. Specifically, the effects of methamphetamine and ketamine on brain function, cognition, and behavior are investigated in a mouse model.
Ph.D. Behavioral Neuroscience, Oregon Health & Science University
B.A. Psychology, University of Puget Sound
College strategic research areasBiomedical Science
- Recent publications:
Acevedo, J., Mugarura, N. E., Welter, A. L., Johnson, E.M., & Siegel, J. A. (2023). The effects of acute and repeated administration of ketamine on memory, behavior, and plasma corticosterone levels in female mice. Neuroscience, in press.
Acevedo, J., & Siegel, J. A. (2022). Neurobiological, behavioral, and cognitive effects of ketamine in adolescents: a review of human and pre-clinical research. Behavioural Brain Research, 435.
Ortman, H. A., Newby, M. L., Acevedo, J., & Siegel, J. A. (2021). The acute effects of multiple doses of methamphetamine on locomotor activity and anxiety-like behavior in adolescent and adult mice. Behavioural Brain Research, 405, 113186-113194.
Ortman, H. A. & Siegel, J. A. (2020). The effect of methadone on the hypothalamic pituitary gonadal axis and sexual function: a systematic review. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 207, 1-17.
Struntz, K. H. & Siegel, J. A. (2018). Effects of methamphetamine exposure on anxiety-like behavior in the open field test, corticosterone, and hippocampal tyrosine hydroxylase in adolescent and adult mice. Behavioural Brain Research, 348, 211-218.
Baker, E. P., Magnuson, E. C., Dahly, A. M., & Siegel, J. A. (2018). The effects of enriched environment on the behavioral and corticosterone response to methamphetamine in adolescent and adult mice. Developmental Psychobiology, 60, 664-673.
Buck, J. M., Morris, A. S., Weber, S., Raber, J. & Siegel, J. A. (2017). Effects of adolescent methamphetamine and nicotine exposure on behavioral performance and MAP-2 immunoreactivity in the nucleus accumbens of adolescent mice. Behavioural Brain Research, 323, 78-85.
Rud, M. A., Do, T. N., & Siegel, J. A. (2016). Effects of early adolescent methamphetamine exposure on anxiety-like behavior and corticosterone levels in mice. Neuroscience Letters, 633, 257-261.
McClure, T. S. & Siegel, J. A. (2015). Neuroaesthetics: an introduction to visual art. IMPULSE: The premier Undergraduate Neuroscience Journal, 1-12.
Buck, J. M. & Siegel, J. A. (2015). The effects of adolescent methamphetamine exposure. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 9, 1-5.
Joca, L., Zuloaga, D. G., Raber, J., & Siegel, J. A. (2014). Long-term effects of early adolescent methamphetamine exposure on depression-like behavior and the hypothalamic vasopressin system in mice. Developmental Neuroscience, 36 (2), 108-118.