Valerie Hedges

Ph.D. 2011

Thesis Title:

Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Sexual Reward

Current Position:

Assistant Professor, Biology, Northern Michigan University

Undergraduate Institution and Major/Degree:

John Carroll University, BS, Biology 2005

Major Advisor(s):

Robert Meisel, Ph.D.

Conferences Attended:

  • Society for Neuroscience annual meeting- Fall 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Workshop on Steroid Hormones- Spring 2008

Committee Members:

  • Paul Mermelstein- Chair
  • Ginger Seybold
  • Mark Thomas
  • Bob Meisel- Advisor

Professional Memberships:

  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology
  • Organization for the Study of Sex Differences

Selected Publications:

  • Been LE, Hedges VL, Vialou V, Nestler EJ, Meisel RL. ΔJunD overexpression in the nucleus accumbens prevents sexual reward in female Syrian hamsters. Genes Brain Behav. 2013 Aug;12(6):666-72.

Home Town:

  • Bay Village, OH