Christina M. Ragan, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Christina Ragan is an Assistant Professor of Psychology. Her teaching focuses on biology-based Psychology courses and her research is on the neurobiology of stress, anxiety, and maternal behaviors.
Have you ever wondered why some people are more prone to the effects of stress than others? My research expertise focuses on understanding the neurobiology of stress and anxiety in maternal and non-maternal populations.
I enjoy being a professor because the students keep teaching and research interesting. My favorite encounters with students are when they say, "I saw this and it reminded me of your class!" I love being a lifelong learner!
Grieb Z.A. & Ragan C.M. The effects of perinatal SSRI exposure on anxious behavior and neurobiology in rodent and human offspring. European Neuropsychopharmacology. 2019. 29(11):1169-1184.
Jimenez A.G., Winward J.**, Smith D. M.**, Ragan C.M. Effects of short-term clomipramine on anxiety-like behavior, cellular metabolism, and oxidative stress in primary fibroblast cells of male and female rats. Physiological Reports. 2018. 6(9):e13615. IF: 1.333.
Winward J.**, Ragan C.M., Jimenez A.G. Cellular metabolic rates and oxidative stress profiles in primary fibroblast cells isolated from virgin females, reproductively experienced females, and male Sprague-Dawley rats. Physiological Reports. 2018. 6(20):e13909. IF: 1.333. **denotes undergraduate author
My teaching areas are focused in Psychology and Neuroscience courses. I enjoy creating assignments that get students to use their imaginations while working collaboratively.
Clement Stacey Undergraduate Research Conference Committee