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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
Email:
mick.watt@usd.edu



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Education:


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

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

Post Doctoral Fellowship, Neuroendocrinology, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 2001-2002

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


Positions: 


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 - 2013

Associate Professor (Research), Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences, Sanford School of Medicine,

University of South Dakota, 2014 - Current


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.