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Jenne Westberry

Visiting Professor
Degree
Ph.D., Florida State University
Office
367 Owens Hall
Phone
651-962-5245
Toll Free
(800)328-6819, Ext. 2-5245
Fax
(651)962-5201
Mail
OWS 367
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Professional Interests

  • Sensory physiology and brain circuits involved in olfactory communication, studied by molecular, anatomical and behavioral methods.
  • Sex differences in a variety of brain functions and social behaviors.
  • Epigenetic regulation of Estrogen Receptors across the lifespan.

 

Representative Publications

  • Westberry JM and Meredith M (2016) Characteristic Response to Chemosensory Signals in GABAergic Cells of Medial Amygdala Is Not Driven by Main Olfactory Input. Chem Senses. pii: bjw096. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Westberry JM and Meredith M (2016) GABAergic mechanisms contributing to categorical amygdala responses to chemosensory signals. Neuroscience Sep 7;331:186-96. doi: 10.1016. Epub 2016 Jun 18.
  • Westberry JM and Wilson ME (2012) Regulation of ER alpha gene expression in the mouse prefrontal cortex during early postnatal development. Neurogenetics 3(2): 159-167.
  • Westberry JM, Trout AL, and Wilson ME (2011) Epigenetic regulation of estrogen receptor beta expression during aging. Neuroreport 22(9): 428-432.
  • Westberry JM, Trout AL, and Wilson ME (2010) Epigenetic regulation of ER alpha gene expression in the mouse cortex during early postnatal development. Endocrinology 151(2): 731-740.
  • Westberry JM, Prewitt AK and Wilson ME (2008) Epigenetic regulation of the estrogen receptor alpha promoter in the cerebral cortex following ischemia. Neuroscience 152: 982-989.
  • Meredith M and Westberry JM (2004) Distinctive responses in medial amygdala to same-and different species pheromones. The Journal of Neuroscience 24: 5719-5725.

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
BIOL 354 - 01 Neurobiology M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OWS 250
CRN: 41251 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jenne M. Westberry This course is an introduction to the study of neuroscience from the cellular, systems, and behavioral perspectives. Topics will include how neural tissues carry information, the ionic basis for neuronal potentials, neurotransmitters and synaptic transmission, sensory and motor systems, and the neural mechanisms of learning, memory and behavior. Four laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: BIOL 207, BIOL 208 and a minimum grad of C- in BIOL 209.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
BIOL 354 - 54 Neurobiology / Lab - T - - - - - 1330 - 1730 OWS 381
CRN: 41253 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Jenne M. Westberry This course is an introduction to the study of neuroscience from the cellular, systems, and behavioral perspectives. Topics will include how neural tissues carry information, the ionic basis for neuronal potentials, neurotransmitters and synaptic transmission, sensory and motor systems, and the neural mechanisms of learning, memory and behavior. Four laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: BIOL 207, BIOL 208 and a minimum grad of C- in BIOL 209.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
NSCI 398 - 02 Neurobiology of Aging M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 OSS 333
CRN: 42516 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jenne M. Westberry The subject matter of this course will vary from year to year, but will not duplicate existing courses. Descriptions of these courses are available in the Searchable Class Schedule on Murphy Online.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
NSCI 398 - 54 Neurobiology of Aging/Lab - T - - - - - 0800 - 1200 OWS 381
CRN: 43078 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Jenne M. Westberry The subject matter of this course will vary from year to year, but will not duplicate existing courses. Descriptions of these courses are available in the Searchable Class Schedule on Murphy Online.

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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
BIOL 354 - 01 Neurobiology - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OSS 127
CRN: 20678 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jenne M. Westberry This course is an introduction to the study of neuroscience from the cellular, systems, and behavioral perspectives. Topics will include how neural tissues carry information, the ionic basis for neuronal potentials, neurotransmitters and synaptic transmission, sensory and motor systems, and the neural mechanisms of learning, memory and behavior. Four laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: BIOL 207, BIOL 208 and a minimum grad of C- in BIOL 209.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
BIOL 354 - 51 Neurobiology Lab M - - - - - - 1335 - 1735 OWS 381
CRN: 20679 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Jenne M. Westberry This course is an introduction to the study of neuroscience from the cellular, systems, and behavioral perspectives. Topics will include how neural tissues carry information, the ionic basis for neuronal potentials, neurotransmitters and synaptic transmission, sensory and motor systems, and the neural mechanisms of learning, memory and behavior. Four laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: BIOL 207, BIOL 208 and a minimum grad of C- in BIOL 209.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
BIOL 354 - 52 Neurobiology Lab - - - R - - - 1330 - 1730 OWS 381
CRN: 20680 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Jenne M. Westberry This course is an introduction to the study of neuroscience from the cellular, systems, and behavioral perspectives. Topics will include how neural tissues carry information, the ionic basis for neuronal potentials, neurotransmitters and synaptic transmission, sensory and motor systems, and the neural mechanisms of learning, memory and behavior. Four laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: BIOL 207, BIOL 208 and a minimum grad of C- in BIOL 209.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
BIOL 354 - 53 Neurobiology / Lab - - - - F - - 0800 - 1200 OWS 381
CRN: 22774 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Jenne M. Westberry This course is an introduction to the study of neuroscience from the cellular, systems, and behavioral perspectives. Topics will include how neural tissues carry information, the ionic basis for neuronal potentials, neurotransmitters and synaptic transmission, sensory and motor systems, and the neural mechanisms of learning, memory and behavior. Four laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: BIOL 207, BIOL 208 and a minimum grad of C- in BIOL 209.

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NSCI 301 - 01 Principles of Neuroscience - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 OWS 251
CRN: 21076 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jenne M. Westberry Human understanding of the brain and nervous system has improved dramatically over the past three decades. With the rapid expansion of knowledge has come an understanding that behavioral and cognitive disorders associated with both childhood development and with aging have a biological basis, and many have their origins in the interaction between the nervous system and environmental factors. Recent research has revealed that a healthy brain and nervous system depends on sound biologic function. Therefore, a basic understanding of the biology of the brain and nervous system, and of how the nervous system interacts with environmental factors, is necessary. This course will cover fundamental biological processes in the brain and nervous system, the role of the nervous system in human and animal behavior, and how environmental influences impact these processes at the cellular and organismal levels. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIOL 209

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
NSCI 301 - 51 Principles of Neurosci. /Lab M - - - - - - 0800 - 1200 JRC LL21
CRN: 21080 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Jenne M. Westberry Human understanding of the brain and nervous system has improved dramatically over the past three decades. With the rapid expansion of knowledge has come an understanding that behavioral and cognitive disorders associated with both childhood development and with aging have a biological basis, and many have their origins in the interaction between the nervous system and environmental factors. Recent research has revealed that a healthy brain and nervous system depends on sound biologic function. Therefore, a basic understanding of the biology of the brain and nervous system, and of how the nervous system interacts with environmental factors, is necessary. This course will cover fundamental biological processes in the brain and nervous system, the role of the nervous system in human and animal behavior, and how environmental influences impact these processes at the cellular and organismal levels. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIOL 209

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
NSCI 301 - 52 Principles of Neuroscience/Lab - T - - - - - 1330 - 1720 JRC LL21
CRN: 21447 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Jenne M. Westberry Human understanding of the brain and nervous system has improved dramatically over the past three decades. With the rapid expansion of knowledge has come an understanding that behavioral and cognitive disorders associated with both childhood development and with aging have a biological basis, and many have their origins in the interaction between the nervous system and environmental factors. Recent research has revealed that a healthy brain and nervous system depends on sound biologic function. Therefore, a basic understanding of the biology of the brain and nervous system, and of how the nervous system interacts with environmental factors, is necessary. This course will cover fundamental biological processes in the brain and nervous system, the role of the nervous system in human and animal behavior, and how environmental influences impact these processes at the cellular and organismal levels. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIOL 209

Schedule Details

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