Sayamwong (Jom) Hammack

Biobehavioral Psychology

Sayamwong (Jom) Hammack

Sayamwong (Jom) Hammack

  • B.S. Florida State University, 1995
  • M.A. University of Colorado, 1998
  • Ph.D. University of Colorado, 2001
  • C.V. (PDF)
Phone: (802) 656-1041
Room: 336
Website: Hammack Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroscience

Director, Undergraduate Neuroscience Program

My research interests involve understanding the neurobiological mechanisms of stress, emotion and resilience. I use a variety of techniques to investigate these mechanisms, which include assessing conditioned and unconditioned fear and anxiety, pharmacological manipulations, neuroanatomical techniques, molecular, and intracellular electrophysiological techniques. I am particularly interested in the involvement of serotonin and stress-related neuropeptides in mediating the behavioral consequences of exposure to stressful stimuli, as well as the neurochemical changes mediating stress-resilience (for example, why does exercise reduce anxiety and make you more resilient in the face of stressors). Specific questions include:

Representative Publications

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