Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
Director of the Laboratory of Stress Neurobiology
Dr. Herman's Research Interest: Dr. Herman's major research interests include structural, functional and molecular biological principlesunderlying brain stress integration.
Research Description: The brain is at the center of a complex physiological process orchestrating secretion of stress hormones. Integration of the stress response occurs by way of a defined array of central stress-integrative neurons, which initiate a neuroendocrine cascade resulting in steroid secretion by the adrenal glands.
Dr. Herman's laboratory is geared toward examining the relationship between the physiological actions of central nervous system stress circuits and their place in the central nervous system. Click here for a link to Dr. Herman's webpage.