Steven L. Neese


Steven Neese
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Illinois
Environmental estrogens; Cognition; Aging; Rodent models
stlneese@illinois.edu / 618-521-7193
stlneese@illinois.edu


Steven L. Neese, Ph.D.

 

University of Illinois

Department of Comparative Biosciences

Urbana, IL 61801

Postdoctoral Experience:                       

University of Illinois – Urbana, IL

                    NIH Postdoctoral Traineeship in Endocrine, Developmental & Reproductive Toxicology (6/08 – present) 

University of Illinois – Urbana, IL

Dept. of Veterinary Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine (4/07 – 6/08)

Education:      

Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, IL

Ph.D., Experimental Psychology (3/07)

 New Mexico Highlands University - Las Vegas, NM

M.S., General Psychology (5/03)

 University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee - Milwaukee, WI

B.A., Psychology (12/00)

 University of Wisconsin Center, Sheboygan - Sheboygan, WI

A.D., General (5/99)

 Professional Experience:

6/03-3/07         Research Assistant - Southern Illinois University

            
5/02-5/03         Psychobiology Lab Manager - New Mexico Highlands University

Awards and Distinctions:

 2008                NIH Postdoctoral Traineeship in Endocrine, Developmental & Reproductive Toxicology.

 2006                Dissertation Research Assistantship Award

 2005                Honor’s Pass, Written Preliminary Examination

 2003                Alfred Lit Memorial Scholarship

Publications:

 

Neese, S.L., Banz, W.J., Smith, D.C., Clough, R.W. (2010). Z-Bisdehydrodoisynolic Acid (Z-BDDA): An Estrogenic Seco-steroid that Enhances Behavioral Recovery Following Moderate Fluid Percussion Brain Injury in Male Rats. Brain Research. 29, 93-101.

 

Neese, S.L., Korol, D.L., Katzenellenbogen, J.A., Schantz, S.L.. (2010). Impact of estrogen receptor alpha and beta agonists on delayed alternation in middle-aged rats. Hormones and Behavior, 58, 878-890.
 
Cimafranca, M.A., Davila, J., Ekman, G.C., Andrews, R.N., Neese, S.L., Peretz, J., Woodling, K.A., Helferich, W.G., Sarkar, J., Flaws, J.A., Schantz, S.L., Doerge, D.R., Cooke, P.S. (2010). Acute and chronic effects of oral genistein administration in neonatal mice. Biology of Reproduction, 83(1), 114-121.
 
*Neese, S.L., *Wang, V.C., Doerge, D.R., Woodling, K.A., Andrade, J.E., Helferich, W.G., Korol, D.L., Schantz, S.L. (2010). Impact of dietary genistein and aging on executive function in rats. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 32, 200-211. *Both authors contributed equally to this research.
 
Wang, V.C., Neese, S.L., Korol, D.K., Schantz, S.L. (2009). Chronic estradiol replacement impairs performance on an operant delayed spatial alternation task in young, middle-aged, and old rats. Hormones and Behavior, 56, 382-390.
 
Neese, S.L., Doran, M. & Clough, R.W. (2007). Evaluation of degenerating neurons after traumatic brain injury: Cryomicrotomy and staining procedures for frozen sections of rat brains. Journal of Histotechnology, 30(2), 109-114.
 
Clough, R.W., Neese, S.L., Sherill, L.K., Tan, A.A., Duke, A., Roosevelt, R.A., & Smith, D.C. (2007). Cortical edema in moderate fluid percussion brain injury is attenuated by vagus nerve stimulation. Neuroscience,147(2), 286-293.
 
Neese, S.L., Sherrill, L.K., Tan, A.A., Roosevelt, R.W., Browning, R.A., Smith, D.C., & Clough, R.W. (2007). Vagus nerve stimulation may protect GABAergic neurons following traumatic brain injury in rats: an immunocytochemical study. Brain Research, 1128(1), 157-163.
 
Smith, D.C., Modglin, A.A., Duke, A.,Neese, S.L., Jensen, R.A., Browning, R.A. & Clough, R.W. (2006). Recovery of function following vagus nerve stimulation initiated 24 hours post-fluid percussion injury. Journal of Neurotrauma, 23, 1549-1560.
 
Smith, D.C., Modglin, A.A., Roosevelt, R.W.,Neese, S.L., Jensen, R.A., Browning, R.A. & Clough, R.W. (2005). Electrical Stimulation of the Vagus Nerve Enhances Cognitive and Motor Recovery following Moderate Fluid Percussion Injury in the Rat. Journal of
Neurotrauma, 22, 1485-1502.
 
Neese, S., LaGrange, L., Trujillo, E. & Romero, D. (2004, February 12). The Effects of Ethanol and Silymarin Treatment During Gestation on Spatial Working Memory. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 4:4. http://www.biomedcentral.com.

 

Abstracts/Posters:

Pisani, S.L., Ginsberg. A.D., Zhang, J.W., Doerge, D.R., Helferich, W.G., Neese, S.L., Schantz, S.L., Korol, D.L. (November 2010). Acute Treatment with the Pytoestrogen Genistein Enhances Place and Impairs Response Learning in Female Rats. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, November 2010.
 
 Neese, S.L., Bandara, S.B., Helferich, W.G., Doerge, D.R., Korol, D.L., Schantz, S.L. (October 2009). Cognitive Effects of Multiple Daily Genistein Exposure in Rodents using an Operant Battery. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, October 2009.
 
 Pisani, S.L., Ginsberg, A.D., Helferich, W.G., Neese, S.L., Schantz, S.L., Korol, S.L. (October 2009). Low doses of estradiol enhance place learning and impair response learning in Long-Evan rats in the absence of dietary phytoestrogens. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, October 2009.
 
Sarkar, J., Shaw, J.L., Neese, S.L., Cimifranca, M.A., Helferich, W.G., Doerge, D.R., Cooke, P.S., Schantz, S.L. (October 2009). Effects of early postnatal genistein exposure on sexually dimorphic behavior and reproductive cyclicity. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, October 2009.

 

Wang, V.C., Neese, S.L., Helferich, W.G., Doerge, D., Korol, D.L. & Schantz, S.L. (November 2008). Cognitive Effects of Dietary Phytoestrogen Genistein in Rodents using an Operant Battery. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, November 2008.
 
Smith, D.C., Tan, A.A., Kendis, D., Neese, S.L., Ribak, C.E. & Shapiro, L.A. (October, 2006). Vagus Nerve Stimulation Reduces Neurogenesis Following Pilocarpine-Induced Seizures. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. San Diego, CA.
 
Clough, R.W., Neese, S.L., Sherrill, L.K., Tan, A.A., Duke, A., Browning, R.A., & Smith, D.C. (July, 2006). GABA Neuron Loss in Fluid Percussion Injury (FPI) may be Spared in Rats Receiving Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS). Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Neurotrauma Society. St. Louis, MO.
 
Tan, A.A., Smith, D.C., Duke, A., Neese, S.L., Roosevelt, R.W., Browning, R.A., Clough, R.W. & Jensen, R.A. (July, 2006). Vagus Nerve Stimulation: A Possible Breakthrough in the Non-Pharmacological Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Neurotrauma Society. St. Louis, MO.
 
Yan, X.X., Neese, S.L., Smith, D.C., Xiong, K., & Clough, R.W. (April, 2006). Traumatic brain injury and hippocampal plasticity: Region related changes in neurogenesis, neuronal lamination and formation of ectopic granule cells. Poster presented at the annual meeting of Experimental Biology. San Francisco, CA.
 
Clough, R.W., Neese, S.L., Yan, X.X., Xiong, K., Banz, W.J., Modglin, A.A., et al. (April, 2006). Traumatic brain injury and hippocampal plasticity: Enhanced recovery of function with Z-Bisdehydrodoisynolic Acid (±-Z-BDDA) parallels increased neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus. Poster presented at the annual meeting of Experimental Biology. San Francisco, CA.
 
Neese, S.L., Sherrill, L.K., Banz, W.J. Modglin, A.A., Meyers, C.Y., Hou, Y., Smith, D.C., & Clough, R.W. (November, 2005). Z-Bisdehydrodoisynolic Acid (±-Z-BDDA) enhances motor recovery following moderate fluid percussion injury. Poster accepted at the annual meeting of the National Neurotrauma Society. Washington, D.C.
 
Neese, S.L., Sherrill, L.K, Clough, R.W., Modglin, A.A., Roosevelt, R.W., Browning, R.A., Jensen, R.A., & Smith, D.C. (November, 2005). Progressive Brain Edema following Cortical Contusion Injury is Reduced by Vagus Nerve Stimulation. Poster accepted at the annual meeting of the National Neurotrauma Society. Washington, D.C.
 
Smith, D.C., Neese, S.L., Modglin, A.A., Sherrill, L.K., Duke, A., Roosevelt, R.W., Jensen, R.A., Browning, R.A., & Clough, R.W. (November, 2005). Continuous, Intermittent Electrical Stimulation of the Vagus Nerve Enhances Cognitive and Motor Recovery Following Fluid Percussion Injury in the Rat When Initiated Both 2 and 24 hrs Postinjury. Poster accepted at the annual meeting of the National Neurotrauma Society. Washington, D.C.
 
R.W. Clough, S.L. Neese, W.J. Banz, A.A. Modglin, Y. Hou, C.Y. Meyers and D.C. Smith.(April, 2005). Neurological recovery from traumatic brain injury is facilitated by (±)-Z-bisdehydrodoisynolic acid, a non-steroidal carboxylic acid with estrogenic activity. Poster presented at the annual meeting of Experimental Biology. San Diego, CA.
 
Modglin, A.A, Neese, S.L., VonLanken, A.C. & Smith, D.C. (October, 2004). Comparison of the Effects of Lidocaine vs. Muscimol Reversible Inactivation of the Hippocampus and Caudate Nucleus on Place Learning and Motor Behavior in the Rat. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. San Diego, CA.