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  • Jaclyn Schwarz, Associate Professor

    Associate Professor
    University of Delaware
    110 Wolf Hall
    Newark, DE 19716
    302-831-4582

    Biography

    Dr. Schwarz received her B.A. in Psychology at Boston College and her Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her laboratory examines how the immune and endocrine systems influence the brain and behavior, particularly throughout development, and how these systems can be disrupted by events that occur early in development. She has a long-standing interest in examining sex differences in physiology and behavior and how being male or female impacts the risk of neuropsychiatric diseases. During her training, Dr. Schwarz received a predoctoral National Research Service Award (NRSA) to examine how sex differences in neural circuits are established during critical periods of development. She subsequently received a postdoctoral NRSA to examine sex differences in the immune system as it responds to drugs of abuse. ​Her current research combines these two areas of expertise to examine sex differences neuroimmunology and behavior across development.

    Degrees

    Ph.D., University of Maryland, School of Medicine​

    Courses Regularly Taught

    PSYC314: Brain and Behavior

    PSYC431: Hormones and Behavior

    Recent Publications

    Dr. Schwarz's Google Scholar Link

    Schwarz JM, Smith SH, Bilbo SD. FACS analysis of neuronal-glial interactions in the nucleus accumbens following morphine administration. Psychopharmacology (2013) Dec; 230(4):  525-35.

    Schwarz JM and Bilbo SD.  Adolescent morphine exposure increases the risk of relapse to drug-seeking behavior in adulthood:  critical role for long-term changes in glial function.  Journal of Neuroscience (2013) Jan 16; 33(3):961-71.

    Schwarz JM*, Sholar PS*, Bilbo SD.  Sex differences in microglial colonization of the developing rat brain. Journal of Neurochemistry (2012) Mar; 120(6):948-63. 

    * Both authors contributed equally to this work.

    Schwarz JM, Hutchinson MR, Bilbo SD.  Early-Life Experience Decreases Potential Abuse Liability of Morphine in Adulthood via Microglial-Specific Epigenetic Programming of Anti-Inflammatory IL-10 Expression. Journal of Neuroscience (2011) 31(49):17835-17847

    Schwarz JM and Bilbo SD.  LPS elicits a much larger and broader inflammatory response than Escherichia coli infection within the hippocampus of neonatal rats. Neurosci. Lett. (2011) Jun 22; 497(2):  110-5.

    ​Terasaki LS and Schwarz JM. Effect of Low Dose Prenatal Alcohol Exposure during Early Gestation on Inflammation in the Maternal-Fetal-Immune Interface and Later-Life Immune Function in the Offspring, Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology, (IN PRESS).

    Brenhouse HC and Schwarz JM. Adolescence and the Immune System: Impact on Alcohol Use and Abuse. Neurosci and Biobehav Rev 2016 epub ahead of print.

    Tannenbaum C, Schwarz JM, Clayton JA, de Vries GJ, and Sullivan C. Evaluating sex as a biological variable in preclinical research: The devil is in the details. A commentary. Biology of Sex Differences 2016; 7:13. 

    Terasaki LS, Gomez, J, and Schwarz JM. An Examination of Sex Differences in the Effects of Early-Life Opiate and Alcohol Exposure. Philosophical Transactions B 2016; 371(1688): 20150123.

    Posillico CK and Schwarz JM. An investigation into the effects of antental stress on the postpartum neuroimmune profile and depressive-like behaviors. (2016) Behavioral Brain Research Feb 1, 298 (Pt B): 218-28.

    Posillico CK, Terasaki LS, Bilbo SD, Schwarz JM. Effects of Sex on Morphine-Induced Analgesia and Inflammatory Gene Expression along the Pain Pathway in Male and Female Sprague Dawley Rats. (2015) Biology of Sex Differences Dec 12;6: 33.

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