Michael James Watt, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences
Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: (605) 677-6743

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Ph.D., Behavioral Endocrinology, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 2002

B.S., Zoology, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 1995

Post Doctoral Fellowship, Neuroendocrinology, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, 2002

Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biology, University of South Dakota, 2002-2006

Assistant Professor (Research), Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences, Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota, 2006—Present

Research Statement:
My research centers on the neuroendocrine bases of adaptive and maladaptive social behavior in comparative vertebrate models, and how these states may be promoted by social experience. At present I am using a rodent model to examine the effect of adolescent bullying on disruptions to brain monoaminergic activity, anxiety and psychostimulant responses in adulthood.