National and International Meetings

  1. D. Spritzer, K.J. Zhang*, R.A. Ramdev*, N.J. Tuta*. 2019. Dose-dependent effects of testosterone on spatial learning strategies and brain-derived neurotrophic in male rats. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  2. E. Morrison*, K. Zhang*, O. Artaiz*, E. Ferrari*, and M.D. Spritzer. 2018. A neurotrophic factor mimetic improves memory retention in an aged, transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  3. D. Spritzer, M.R. Sinks*, D. E. Morrison*, R.A. Ramdev*, and S. Lentzou*. 2018. Relationships between home range size and markers of cellular turnover in the dentate gyrus of wild male meadow voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus). Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  4. Spritzer, M.D., E.C. Goins*, E.C.B. Jaeger*, L.E. Miller*, J.W. Lower*, D.E. Morrison*, R.A. Ramdev*. 2017. Testosterone replacement causes dose-dependent improvements in spatial memory among aged male rats. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C.
  5. Spritzer, M.D., C.G. Batson*, V.C. Braddick*, C.U. Chyr*, B.H. Cullen*, E.C. Goins*, E.C.B. Jaeger*, L.E. Miller*, C. Super*, B.A. Wagner*. 2017. Dose-dependent effects of testosterone on spatial memory in young and old adult male rats. International Meeting on Steroids and the Nervous System. Turin, Italy.
  6. Miller, L.E.*, V.C. Braddick*, C.U. Chyr*, E.C. Goins*, and M.D. Spritzer. 2016. Testing the effects of testosterone and age on spatial memory in male rats using an object location memory task. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.
  7. Spritzer, M.D., A.E. Casler*, S.M. Engelman*, J.E. Georgakas*, E.C.B. Jaeger*, L.R. Nelson*, A.P, W.T. Prince*, E.A. Roy*, and B.A. Wagner*. 2016. Wild-caught meadow voles show seasonal changes in cell proliferation, neurogenesis, and cell death within the hippocampus. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.
  8. Honican, L.S.*, J. Burrill, A.E. Casler*, J.E. Georgakas*, D.S. Adams, M.D. Spritzer. 2015. Potential memory restorative effects of a neurotrophic factor mimetic in an aged, transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.
  9. Spritzer, M.D., C. E. Super*. 2015. Effects of testosterone and age on spatial memory and BDNF in male rats. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL
  10. Cullen, B.H.*, C.G. Batson*, S.C. Spillane*, B.A. Wagner*, M.D. Spritzer. 2014. Testosterone replacement restores spatial working memory in castrated adult male rats. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting.
  11. Spritzer, M.D., K.M.K. Calhoun*, E.A. Roy*, Z.E. Schneider-Lynch*, J. M. Barker, L.A.M. Galea. 2014. Effects of testosterone on stages of neural development in thedentate gyrus of adult male rats. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C.
  12. Spritzer, M.D., K.T. Grafmiller*, S.M. Engelman*. 2013. Effects of sexual interactions on neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus of adult male rats. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.
  13. Batson, C.G*., B.A Wagner*, J. Maher*, E.C. Fox*, and D. Spritzer. 2012. Testosterone level influences spatial strategies used by adult male rats. Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Annual Meeting. Madison, WI.
  14. Spritzer, M.D.,G. Curtis*, J.P. Stern*, J. Maher*, and L.M. Shulman*. 2012. Sexual interactions with unfamiliar females reduce hippocampal neurogenesis among adult male rats. Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Annual Meeting. Madison, WI.
  15. Shulman, L.M.*, D. Spritzer, and M.R. Stefani. 2011. Effects of sexual experience on spatial memory and behavioral flexibility in male rats. Joint meeting of the Animal Behavior Society and International Ethological Conference. Bloomington, IN.
  16. Spritzer, M.D., E.C. Fox*, and G.D. Larsen*. 2011. Effects of testosterone on spatial strategies used by adult male rats. Joint meeting of the Animal Behavior Society and International Ethological Conference. Bloomington, IN.
  17. Spritzer, M.D., M.G. Curtis*, and L.M. Shulman*. 2010. Interactions with novel sexual partners reduce hippocampal neurogenesis compared to repeated interactions with the same sexual partner among adult male rats. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.
  18. Spritzer, M.D., M.K. Coneeny*, S.M. Engelman*, and W.T. Prince*. 2010. Prolonged exposure to testosterone improves spatial learning in male rats. Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Annual Meeting. Toronto, ON, Canada.
  19. Spritzer, M.D., M. Curtis*, E. Ibler*, W. Inglis*, L. Nazarian*, and P. Sinclair*. 2009. Acute low dose of prolactin increases cell proliferation within the dentate gyrus of adult male rats. Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Annual Meeting. East Lansing, MI.
  20. Wisdom*, K.N. and M.D. Spritzer. 2009. Effects of testosterone on spatial learning and memory in male rats. Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Annual Meeting. East Lansing, MI.
  21. Spritzer, M.D. and E. Ibler*. 2008. Effects of testosterone and social isolation on survival of newly proliferated cells in the dentate gyrus of adult male rats. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C.
  22. Daviau*, E.D. and M.D. Spritzer. 2007. The effects of testosterone on hippocampal neurogenesis and spatial memory in adult male rats. Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Annual Meeting. Pacific Grove, CA.
  23. Spritzer, M.D. and E.D. Daviau*. 2007. The effects of testosterone on hippocampal neurogenesis and spatial memory in adult male rats. Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting. Burlington, VT.
  24. Galea L.A.M., C. Barha, J.M. Barker, J.L. Pawluski, and M.D. Spritzer. 2007. Gonadal hormone regulation of adult hippocampal neurogenesis. International Meeting on Steroids and Nervous System. Turin, Italy.
  25. Weinberg, A., C. Walker, S. Lieblich, S., M.D. Spritzer, and L.A.M. Galea. 2007. Strain and housing conditions affect expression of defensive behaviours in adult male rats. Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science Annual Meeting. Victoria, B.C., Canada.
  26. Epp, J.R., M.D. Spritzer, and L.A.M. Galea. 2006. Hippocampus-dependent learning promotes survival of new cells in the dentate gyrus during the axon-extension period of cell maturation. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA.
  27. Spritzer, M.D., A. Weinberg, V. Viau, and L.A.M. Galea. 2006. Sexual interaction prior to acute predator odor stress causes increased hippocampal cell proliferation and affects defensive behavior among male rats. International Behavioral Neuroscience Symposium. Whistler, B.C., Canada.
  28. Spritzer, M.D. and L.A.M. Galea. 2005. Androgens enhance cell survival but not cell proliferation in the dentate gyrus of adult male rats. International Behavioral Development Symposium. Minot, ND.
  29. Spritzer, M.D. and L.A.M. Galea. 2005. Androgens enhance cell survival but not cell proliferation in the dentate gyrus of adult male rats. Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Annual Meeting. Austin, TX.
  30. 30.  Keane, B., M.D. Spritzer and K.R. Saunders. 2004. Female preferences for unrelated inbred versus non-inbred male prairie voles, Microtus ochrogaster. American Society of Mammalogists Annual Meeting.
  31. Spritzer, M.D. Scrambling for mates: intrasexual selection for improved spatial ability among meadow voles, Microtus pennsylvanicus. Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting. Bloomington, IN.
  32. Spritzer, M.D., D. Meikle, and N.G. Solomon, 2001. Brains versus brawn: the relationship between spatial ability and dominance among meadow voles. American Society of Mammalogists Annual Meeting. Missoula, MT.
  33. Spritzer, M.D. Communal versus selfish caching among gray squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis). Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA.
  34. Spritzer, M.D. and D. Brazeau. 1999. The genetic structure of a population of Florida gray squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis). American Society of Mammalogists Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA.

Regional Meetings

  1. D. Spritzer, K.J. Zhang*, R.A. Ramdev*, N.J. Tuta*. 2020. Dose-dependent effects of testosterone on spatial learning strategies and brain-derived neurotrophic in male rats. Neuroscience, Behavior and Health Research Forum. Burlington, VT.
  2. L. Amezcua*, I.E. Martus*, D.E. Morrison*, K.J. Zhang*, O. Artaiz*, E. Ferrari*, and M.D. Spritzer. 2020. A neurotrophic factor mimetic improves spatial memory and reduces hippocampal caspace-3 in a transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. Neuroscience, Behavior and Health Research Forum. Burlington, VT.
  3. Zhang, K.J., R. Ramdev, N. Tuta, and M.D. Spritzer. 2019. Effect of testosterone dose on spatial learning strategies and BDNF in young male rats. Neuroscience, Behavior and Health Research Forum. Burlington, VT.
  4. D. Spritzer. 2018. Testing the effects of testosterone replacement on spatial memory in a rat model of the aged male. Fall Faculty Forum, Middlebury, VT.
  5. Chyr, C.U.*, E.C. Goins*, L.E. Miller*, V.C. Braddick*, and M.D. Spritzer. 2017. Testing the effects of testosterone and age on spatial memory in male rats using an object location memory task. Neuroscience, Behavior and Health Research Forum. Burlington, VT.
  6. Jaeger, E.C.B.*, J.W. Lower*, and M.D. Spritzer. 2017. Effects of testosterone replacement on spatial memory and BDNF expression in aged male rats. Neuroscience, Behavior and Health Research Forum. Burlington, VT.
  7. Spritzer, M.D. Testosterone replacement restores spatial working memory in castrated adult male rats. Vermont Genetics Network Annual Retreat. Burlington, VT.
  8. Spritzer, M.D. Effects of testosterone and social interactions on adult neurogenesis in male rats. Vermont Genetics Network Annual Retreat. Burlington, Vt.
  9. Spritzer, M. 2013. Effects of testosterone on neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus of adult male rats. Vermont Summer Summit. Burlington, VT.
  10. Spritzer, M.D.G. Batson*, B.A Wagner*, J. Maher*, and E.C. Fox*. 2012. Testosterone level influences spatial strategies used by adult male rats. Vermont Genetics Network Annual Retreat. Burlington, VT.
  11. Spritzer, M.D., G. Curtis*, and J.P. Stern*. 2011. Effects of interactions with familiar vs. unfamiliar females on adult neurogenesis among male rats. Vermont Genetics Network Annual Retreat. Burlington, VT.
  12. Spritzer, M.D. 2010. Effects of testosterone on spatial learning and memory in male rats. Vermont Genetics Network Annual Retreat. Burlington, VT.
  13. Spritzer, M.D. 2009. The impact of hormone and socialization on neurogenesis and memory in adult male rats. Vermont Genetics Network Annual Retreat. Burlington, VT.
  14. Spritzer, M.D., E.D. Daviau*, T.D Sither*, and E. Ibler*. 2008. Testosterone, hippocampal neurogenesis, and spatial memory in male rats. Vermont Genetics Network Annual Retreat. Burlington, VT.
  15. Spritzer, M.D., J.R. Epp, and L.A.M. Galea. 2006. Hippocampus-dependent learning promotes survival of new cells in the dentate gyrus during the axon-extension period of cell maturation. Vermont Chapter Society for Neuroscience Retreat. Stowe, VT.
  16. Spritzer, M.D. Brains versus brawn: the relationship between spatial ability and dominance among meadow voles. Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference. Oxford, OH.
  17. Spritzer, M.D. and D. Brazeau. 1999. The microgeographic genetic structure of a population of gray squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) in Florida. Midwest Regional Animal Behavior Society Conference. Bowling Green, OH.
  18. Spritzer, M.D. and D. Brazeau. 1999. The genetic structure of a population of Florida gray squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis). Florida Ecology and Evolution Symposium. Lake Placid, FL.
  19. Spritzer, M.D. 1990. The use of visual cues and spatial memory by western fox squirrels (Sciurus niger). Montana Academy of Sciences. Missoula, MT.

*denotes student members of Spritzer lab