Aileen M. Bailey

Professor of Psychology

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Areas of Research Specialization

  • Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
  • Neurobiological Models of Depression
  • Data Science Pedagogy

Areas of Teaching Specialization

  • Psychology of Learning
  • Biological Psychology
  • Statistics


  • B.A. in Psychology at Beloit College, 1994
  • B.A. in Mathematics at Beloit College, 1994
  • M.S. in Biopsychology at University of Georgia, 1996
  • Ph.D. in Biopsychology at University of Georgia, 1999


  • Publications

    Bailey, A.M., Barrett, A., Havens, L., Leyder, E., Merchant, T., Starnes, H., & Thompson, S.M. (2023). Changes in social, sexual, and hedonic behaviors in rats in response to stress and restoration by a negative allosteric modulator of a5-subunit containing GABA receptor. Behavioural Brain Research, 452, 114554.

    Bailey, A.M., Fernandez, G.M., & Mantell, J.M. (2021).  Optimizing resources: Applying quantitative resource analysis to facilitate resource-neutral curricular reform. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology.

    Roberts, B.M., Jarrin, S.E., Mathur, B.N., & Bailey, A.M. (2016). Illuminating the undergraduate behavioral neuroscience laboratory: A guide for the in vivo application of optogenetics in mammalian model organisms. The Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education, 14 (2), A110-A15.

    Kvarta, M., Bradbrook, K., Dantrassy, H., Bailey, A.M. & Thompson, S.M. (2015). Corticosterone mediates the synaptic and behavioral effects of chronic stress at hippocampal temporoammonic synapses. Journal of Neurophysiology, 114, 1713-1724.

    Piantadosi, P.T., Holmes, A., Roberts, B.M., & Bailey, A.M. (2015). Orexin receptor activity in the basal forebrain alters performance on an olfactory discrimination task. Brain Research, 1594, 215-222.

    Kallarackal, A.J., Kvarta, M.D., Camaratta, E., Jaberi, L., Cai, X., Bailey, A.M., & Thompson, S.M. (2013).  Chronic stress induces a selective decrease in AMPA receptor-mediated synaptic excitation at hippocampal temporoammonic-CA1 synapses.  Journal of Neuroscience, 33 (40), 15669-15674.

    Cai, X., Kallarackal, A.J., Kvarta, M.D., Goluskin, S. Gaylor, K., Bailey, A.M., Lee, H-K, Huganir, R.L., & Thompson, S. M. (2013). Local potentiation of excitatory synapses by serotonin and its alteration in rodent models of depression. Nature Neuroscience, 16 (4), 464-472.

    Milstein, J.A., Elnabawi, A., Vinish, M., Swanson, T., Enos, J.K., Bailey, A.M., Kolb, B. & Frost, D.O.  (2013).  Olanzapine treatment of adolescent rats causes enduring specific memory impairments and alters cortical development and function.  PLOS ONE, 8 (2), 1-17.

    Vinish, M., Elnabawi, A., Milstein, J., Burke, J.S., Kallevang, J.K., Turek, K. C., Lansink, C.S., Merchenthaler, I.,

    Bailey, A. M., Kolb, B., Cheer, J.F., & Frost, D. O. (2013).  Olanzapine treatment of adolescent rats alters adult reward behavior and nucleus accumbens function.  International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 1-11.

    Kallarackal, A. J., Simard, J. M., & Bailey, A. M. (2013). The effect of apamin, a small conductance calcium activated potassium (SK) channel blocker, on a mouse model of neurofibromatosis 1. Behavioural Brain Research, 237, 71-75. Bailey, A. M. (2011).  Distinguishing performance and learning in laboratory animals. Journal of Behavioral and Neuroscience Research, 9 (2), 16-20.