Jessica Santollo

  • Assistant Professor
  • Behavior
  • Biology
  • Neuroscience and Neurobiology
  • Physiology
THM 211D
859-323-5156
Research Interests:
I AM ACCEPTING GRADUATE STUDENTS FOR FALL 2019 ENROLLMENT.
Education:

Research Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo, 2015- 2016
Postdoctoral Fellow, University at Buffalo, 2011-2015
Postdoctoral Fellow, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2010-2011
Ph.D., Neuroscience, Florida State University, 2010
M.S., Biological Psychology, Florida State University, 2007
B.A., Rutgers College, Rutgers University, 2005

Research Program:

My research is focused on understanding how gonadal hormones, specifically estrogens, contribute to sex differences in fluid and energy homeostasis. Estrogens reduce water, salt, and food intakes and blood pressure in females but the exact mechanisms by which this occurs is unknown. Current research projects focus on (1) identifying the estrogen receptor subtypes and populations which underlie these behavioral changes, (2), investigating estrogen receptor specific effects on the cell signaling pathways downstream of the angiotensin type 1 receptor, (3) investigating the role of aging on fluid and energy homeostasis in females, and (3) identifying and exploring sex differences in the renin-angiotensin system.

PubMed Publications*: 
  • Santollo, J ;Volcko, KL ;Daniels, D "Sex Differences in the Behavioral Desensitization of Water Intake Observed After Repeated Central Injections of Angiotensin II." Endocrinology 159, 2 (2018): 676-684. Details. Full text
  • Santollo, J ;Torregrossa, AM ;Daniels, D "Sex differences in the drinking response to angiotensin II (AngII): Effect of body weight." Hormones and behavior 93, (2017): 128-136. Details. Full text
  • Santollo, J "Sex differences in angiotensin II-stimulated fluid intake." Experimental physiology 102, 11 (2017): 1380-1384. Details. Full text
  • Postolache, M ;Santollo, J ;Daniels, D "Associative learning contributes to the increased water intake observed after daily injections of angiotensin II." Physiology & behavior 179, (2017): 340-345. Details. Full text
  • Santollo, J ;Marshall, A ;Curtis, KS ;Speth, RC ;Clark, SD ;Daniels, D "Divergent effects of ERα and ERβ on fluid intake by female rats are not dependent on concomitant changes in AT1R expression or body weight." American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology 311, 1 (2016): R14-23. Details. Full text
  • Santollo, J ;Daniels, D "Multiple estrogen receptor subtypes influence ingestive behavior in female rodents." Physiology & behavior 152, Pt B (2015): 431-7. Details. Full text
  • Santollo, J ;Daniels, D "Activation of G protein-coupled estrogen receptor 1 (GPER-1) decreases fluid intake in female rats." Hormones and behavior 73, (2015): 39-46. Details. Full text
  • Marshall, A ;Santollo, J ;Corteville, C ;Lutz, TA ;Daniels, D "Roux-en-Y gastric bypass does not affect daily water intake or the drinking response to dipsogenic stimuli in rats." American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology 307, 2 (2014): R114-20. Details. Full text
  • Santollo, J ;Whalen, PE ;Speth, RC ;Clark, SD ;Daniels, D "Properly timed exposure to central ANG II prevents behavioral sensitization and changes in angiotensin receptor expression." American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology 307, 12 (2014): R1396-404. Details. Full text
  • Santollo, J ;Eckel, LA "Oestradiol decreases melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH) and MCH receptor expression in the hypothalamus of female rats." Journal of neuroendocrinology 25, 6 (2013): 570-9. Details. Full text
  • Halpern, CH ;Tekriwal, A ;Santollo, J ;Keating, JG ;Wolf, JA ;Daniels, D ;Bale, TL "Amelioration of binge eating by nucleus accumbens shell deep brain stimulation in mice involves D2 receptor modulation." The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience 33, 17 (2013): 7122-9. Details. Full text
  • Santollo, J ;Marshall, A ;Daniels, D "Activation of membrane-associated estrogen receptors decreases food and water intake in ovariectomized rats." Endocrinology 154, 1 (2013): 320-9. Details. Full text
  • Rivera, HM ;Santollo, J ;Nikonova, LV ;Eckel, LA "Estradiol increases the anorexia associated with increased 5-HT(2C) receptor activation in ovariectomized rats." Physiology & behavior 105, 2 (2012): 188-94. Details. Full text
  • Santollo, J ;Yao, D ;Neal-Perry, G ;Etgen, AM "Middle-aged female rats retain sensitivity to the anorexigenic effect of exogenous estradiol." Behavioural brain research 232, 1 (2012): 159-64. Details. Full text
  • Santollo, J ;Torregrossa, AM ;Eckel, LA "Estradiol acts in the medial preoptic area, arcuate nucleus, and dorsal raphe nucleus to reduce food intake in ovariectomized rats." Hormones and behavior 60, 1 (2011): 86-93. Details. Full text
  • Santollo, J ;Katzenellenbogen, BS ;Katzenellenbogen, JA ;Eckel, LA "Activation of ERα is necessary for estradiol's anorexigenic effect in female rats." Hormones and behavior 58, 5 (2010): 872-7. Details. Full text
  • Santollo, J ;Eckel, LA "Effect of a putative ERalpha antagonist, MPP, on food intake in cycling and ovariectomized rats." Physiology & behavior 97, 2 (2009): 193-8. Details. Full text
  • Hodes, GE ;Yang, L.;Van Kooy, J ;Santollo, J ;Shors, TJ "Prozac during puberty: distinctive effects on neurogenesis as a function of age and sex." Neuroscience 163, 2 (2009): 609-17. Details. Full text
  • Santollo, J ;Eckel, LA "Estradiol decreases the orexigenic effect of neuropeptide Y, but not agouti-related protein, in ovariectomized rats." Behavioural brain research 191, 2 (2008): 173-7. Details. Full text
  • Santollo, J ;Eckel, LA "The orexigenic effect of melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH) is influenced by sex and stage of the estrous cycle." Physiology & behavior 93, 4-5 (2008): 842-50. Details. Full text
  • Santollo, J ;Wiley, MD ;Eckel, LA "Acute activation of ER alpha decreases food intake, meal size, and body weight in ovariectomized rats." American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology 293, 6 (2007): R2194-201. Details. Full text
  • Bangasser, DA ;Waxler, DE ;Santollo, J ;Shors, TJ "Trace conditioning and the hippocampus: the importance of contiguity." The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience 26, 34 (2006): 8702-6. Details. Full text
  • Bangasser, DA ;Santollo, J ;Shors, TJ "The bed nucleus of the stria terminalis is critically involved in enhancing associative learning after stressful experience." Behavioral neuroscience 119, 6 (2005): 1459-66. Details. Full text
  • Santollo, J ;Daniels, D "Control of fluid intake by estrogens in the female rat: role of the hypothalamus." Frontiers in systems neuroscience 9, (0): 25. Details. Full text
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