Cheryl Wotus

Ph.D. 2003

Thesis Title:

Mechanisms Regulating Inhibition of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis During Restriction-Induced Drinking in the Rat

Current Position:

Associate Professor
Department of Biology
Seattle University

Major Advisor(s):

William Engeland, Ph.D.

Selected Publications:

  • Wotus, C., T.R Lilley., A.S. Neal, N.L. Suleiman, S.C. Schmuck, B.L. Smarr, H.O. de la Iglesia. Forced desynchronization reveals independent contributions of suprachiasmatic oscillators to the daily plasma corticosterone rhythm in rats. Endocrinology.  2012 In Review
  • Lilley, T.R., C. Wotus, D. Taylor, J.M. Lee, H.O. de la Iglesia.  Circadian Regulation of Cortisol Release in Behaviorally Split Golden Hamsters. Endocrinology. 2012 Feb;153(2):732-8.
  • Schwartz, M.D., C. Wotus, T. Liu, W.O. Friesen, J. Borjigin, G.A. Oda, H.O. de la Iglesia. Dissociation of circadian and light inhibition of melatonin release through forced desynchronization in the rat. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. Oct 13;106(41):17540-5, 2009.
  • Arnhold, M.M., C. Wotus and W.C. Engeland.  Differential regulation of parvocellular neuronal activity in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus following single vs. repeated episodes of water restriction-induced drinking. Exp Neurol. Jul; 206(1):126-36, 2007.
  • Wotus, C., M. Arnhold and W.C. Engeland. Dehydration-induced drinking decreases fos expression in hypothalamic paraventricular neurons expressing vasopressin, but not corticotropin-releasing hormone. American Journal of Physiology Mar; 292(3):R1349-58, 2007.
  • Moore, I.T., G.E. Bentley, C. Wotus and J.C. Wingfield.  Seasonal changes in brain GnRH immunoreactivity, independent of photoperiod, in a tropical bird. Brain Behav and Evol 68:37-44, 2006.
  • Wotus, C., J.W. Osborn, P. Ariza Nieto and W.C. Engeland.  The contribution of vasopressin to the reduction of corticosterone after restriction-induced drinking in rats.  Neuroendocrinology 78:301-311, 2003.
  • Wotus, C. and W.C. Engeland.  Differential regulation of adrenal corticosteroids after restriction-induced drinking in rats.  American Journal of Physiology  284:R183-R191, 2003.
  • Engeland, W.C., C. Wotus and J.C. Rose. Ontogeny of innervation of rat and ovine fetal adrenals. Endocrine Res 24: 889-898, 1998

Awards and Honors:


Cheryl Wotus