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Avera Institute for Human Genetics

3720 W. 69th Street Suite 200
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Phone: 605-322-3050

Patrick RonanDr. Patrick Ronan

Research Scientist

Dr. Ronan has a long-standing interest in the neurobiology of stress-induced disorders with a particular interest in signaling of the corticotropin releasing factor and monoaminergic systems.

Research Interests

Dr. Ronan has a long-standing interest in the neurobiology of stress-induced disorders with a particular interest in signaling of the corticotropin releasing factor and monoaminergic systems.

Professional Memberships

  • Great Plains Medical Research Foundation
  • Society for Neuroscience

Publications

Arendt DH, Hassell J, Achua JK, Guarnieri DJ, Dileone RJ, Ronan PJ, Summers CH. Anxiolytic function of the orexin 2/hypocretin A receptor in the basolateral amygdala. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2014 Feb;40:17-26. Click here for the abstract.

Callahan LB, Tschetter KE, Ronan PJ. Inhibition of corticotropin releasing factor expression in the central nucleus of the amygadala attenuates stress-induced behavioral and endocrine responses. Front Neurosci. 2013 Oct 29;7:195. Click here for the full article.

Arendt DH, Ronan PJ, Oliver KD, Callahan LB, Summers TR, Summers CH. Depressive behavior and activation of the orexin/hypocretin system. Behav Neurosci. 2013;127(1):86-94. Click here for the abstract.

Hu Y, Ehli EA, Kittelsrud J, Ronan PJ, Munger K, Downey T, Bohlen K, Callahan L, Munson V, Jahnke M, Marshall LL, Nelson K, Huizenga P, Hansen R, Soundy TJ, Davies GE. Lipid-lowering effect of berberine in human subjects and rats. Phytomedicine. 2012;19(10):861-867. Click here for the abstract.

Ronan PJ, Summers CH. Molecular signaling and translational significance of the corticotropin releasing factor system. Prog Mol Biol Transl Sci. 2011;98:235-292. Click here for the abstract.

Petersen JL, Ronan PJ. Critical role of 7,8-didemethyl-8-hydroxy-5-deazariboflavin for photoreactivation in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. J Biol Chem. 2010;285(42):32467-32475. Click here for the free article.

Ronan PJ, Summers CH. Biology, animal models. In: Reyes G, Elhai JD, Ford JD, eds. Encyclopedia of Psychological Trauma. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons;2008:80-83.

Ronan PJ, Gaikowski MP, Hamilton SJ, Buhl KJ, Summers CH. Ammonia causes decreased brain monoamines in fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas). Brain Res. 2007;1147:184-191. Click here for the abstract.

Ronca AE, Abel RA, Ronan PJ, Renner KJ, Alberts JR. Effects of labor contractions on catecholamine release and breathing frequency in newborn rats. Behav Neurosci. 2006;120(6):1308-1314. Click here for the free article.

Summers CH, Korzan WJ, Lukkes JL, Watt MJ, Forster GL, Overli O, Hoglund E, Larson ET, Ronan PJ, Matter JM, Summers TR, Renner KJ, Greenberg N. Does serotonin influence aggression? Comparing regional activity before and during social interaction. Physiol Biochem Zool. 2005;78(5):679-694. Click here for the abstract.

Ten Eyck GR, Ronan PJ, Renner KJ, Summers CH. Serotonin metabolism in directly developing frog embryos during paternal care. Neurosci Lett. 2005;388(2):100-105. Click here for the abstract.

Summers CH, Forster GL, Korzan WJ, Watt MJ, Larson ET, Overli O, Hoglund E, Ronan PJ, Summers TR, Renner KJ, Greenberg N. Dynamics and mechanics of social rank reversal. J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 2005;191(3):241-252. Click here for the abstract.

Summers CH, Kampshoff JL, Ronan PJ, Lowry CA, Prestbo AA, Korzan WJ, Renner KJ. Monoaminergic activity in subregions of raphe nuclei elicited by prior stress and the neuropeptide corticotropin-releasing factor. J Neuroendocrinol. 2003;15(12):1122-1133. Click here for the abstract.

Summers CH, Summers TR, Moore MC, Korzan WJ, Woodley SK, Ronan PJ, Hoglund E, Watt MJ, Greenberg N. Temporal patterns of limbic monoamine and plasma corticosterone response during social stress. Neuroscience. 2003;116(2):553-563. Click here for the abstract.

Scammell TE, Arrigoni E, Thompson MA, Ronan PJ, Saper CB, Greene RW. Focal deletion of the adenosine A1 receptor in adult mice using an adeno-associated viral vector. J Neuroscience. 2003;23(13):5762-5770. Click here for the free article.

Summers TR, Matter JM, McKay JM, Ronan PJ, Larson ET, Renner KJ, Summers CH. Rapid glucocorticoid stimulation and GABAergic inhibition of hippocampal serotonergic response; in vivo dialysis in the lizard Anolis carolinensis. Horm Behav. 2003;43(1):245-53. Click here for the abstract.

Kram M, Kramer GL, Ronan PJ, Steciuk M, Petty F. Dopamine receptors and learned helplessness in the rat: An autoradiographic study. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2002;26(4):639-645. Click here for the abstract.

Korzan WJ, Summers TR, Ronan PJ, Renner KJ, Summers CH. The role of monoaminergic nuclei during aggression and sympathetic social signaling. Brain Behav Evol. 2001;57(6):317-327. Click here for the abstract.

Ronan PJ, Steciuk M, Kramer GL, Kram M, Petty F. Increased 5-HIAA efflux in rats that do not develop learned helplessness after inescapable stress. J Neurosci Res. 2000;61(1):101-106. Click here for the abstract.

Emerson AJ, Kappenman DP, Ronan PJ, Renner KJ, Summers CH. Stress induces rapid changes in serotonergic activity: restraint and exertion. Behav Brain Res. 2000;111(1-2):83-92. Click here for the abstract.

Kram M, Kramer GL, Steciuk M, Ronan PJ, Petty F. Effects of learned helplessness on brain GABA receptors. Neurosci Res. 2000;38(2):193-198. Click here for the abstract.

Korzan WJ, Summers TR, Ronan PJ, Summers CH. Visible sympathetic activity as a social signal: Changes in aggression and plasma catecholamines. Horm Behav. 2000;38(3):193-199. Click here for the abstract.

Summers CH, Larson ET, Ronan PJ, Hofmann PM, Emerson AJ, Renner KJ. Serotonergic responses to corticosterone and testosterone in the limbic system. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 1999;117(1):151-159. Click here for the abstract.

Deckel AW, Lillianey R, Ronan PJ, Summers CH. Lateralized effects of ethanol on aggression and serotonergic systems in Anolis carolinensis. Brain Res. 1998;807(1-2):38-46. Click here for the abstract.

Matter JM, Ronan PJ, Summers CH. Central monoamines in free-ranging lizards: differences associated with social roles and territoriality. Brain Behav Evol. 1998;51(1):23-32. Click here for the abstract.