David Amaral

David Amaral

Position Title
Professor of Medical Psychiatry

Unit
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine

1544 Newton Ct., Davis, CA, 95616
Bio

Profile Introduction

Neurobiology of brain regions involved in memory, emotion and social behavior. Neuropathology of autism. Neuroanatomical studies, behavioral studies of face perception, electrophysiology of the amygdala.

Research Interests

Neurobiology of brain regions involved in memory, emotion and social behavior. Neuropathology of autism. Neuroanatomical studies, behavioral studies of face perception, electrophysiology of the amygdala.

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Neuroscience

Specialties / Focus

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Development and Plasticity
  • Medical Neuroscience
  • Physiology and Behavior
  • Systems Neuroscience

Labs

  • Members
    • David G. Amaral, Ph.D, Jeffrey Bennett, Kati Gothard, M.D.,Ph.D.
    • Anne-Pierre Goursaud, Ph.D., Jennifer Kelly, Pierre Lavenex, Ph.D.​​​​​​
    • Melissa Mauldin Jourdain, Noah Merin, Carol Moss, Tracy Smith​​​​​​
    • Melissa Prather, Cyndi Schumann, and Pamela Tennant

Degrees

  • 1977 PhD Neurobiology and Psychology University of Rochester

Publications

Pitkänen, A., Kelly, J.L. and Amaral D.G. (2001) Projections from the lateral, basal and accessory basal nuclei of the amygdala to the entorhinal cortex in the macaque monkey. Hippocampus (In press).

Alonso, J.R., Pitkänen, A. and Amaral, D.G. (2001) NADPH-Diaphorase active neurons and fibers in the macaca fascicularis monkey hippocampal formation. J. Comp. Neurol. (Submitted).

Amaral, D.G. and Behniea, H. (2001) Topographic organization of projections from the amygdala to the visual cortex in the macaque monkey. Neuroscience (Submitted).

Buckmaster, P.S. and Amaral, D.G. (2001) Intracellular recording and labeling of mossy cells and proximal CA3 pyramidal cells in macaque monkeys. J. Comp. Neurol. 430:264-281.

Manning, B.H., Merin, N.M., Meng, I.D. and Amaral, D.G. (2001) Reduction in opioid-and cannabinoid-induced antinociception in rhesus monkeys following bilateral lesions of the amygdaloid complex. J. Neurosci. (In press).

Emery, N. J., Capitanio, J.P., Mason, W.A., Machado, C.J., Mendoza, S.P. and Amaral, D.G. (2001) The effects of bilateral lesions of the amygdala on dyadic social interactions in rhesus monkeys (macaca mulatta). Behav. Neurosci. 115:515-544.

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