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Martz, J., Shelton, M.A., Geist, L., Seney, M.L., Kentner, A.C. (in press). Sex differences in offspring risk and resilience following 11β-hydroxylase antagonist in a rodent model of maternal immune activation. Neuropsychopharmacology. Paper available at:


Wijenayake, S., Martz, J., Lapp, H.E., Storm, J.A., Champagne, F.A., Kentner, A.C. (2023). The contributions of parental lactation on offspring development: it's not udder nonsense! Hormones and Behavior, 153: 105375. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2023.105375


DeRosa, H., Smith, A., Geist, L., Cheng, A., Hunter, R.G., Kentner, A.C. (2023). Maternal immune activation alters placental histone-3 lysine-9 tri-methylation, offspring sensorimotor processing, and hypothalamic transposable element expression in a sex-specific manner. Neurobiol Stress, 24:100538. doi: 10.1016/j.ynstr.2023.100538.

DeRosa, H., Caradonna, S.G., Tran, H., Marrocco, J., Kentner, A.C. (2022). Got Milk? Maternal immune activation during the mid-lactational period affects nutritional milk quality and adolescent offspring sensory processing in male and female rats. Molecular Psychiatry, 27, 4829-4842. doi: 10.1038/s41380-022-01744-y. Paper available at:

DeRosa, H., Caradonna, S.G., Tran, H., Marrocco, J., Kentner, A.C.  (2022). Milking it for all it’s worth: The effects of environmental enrichment on maternal nurturance, lactation quality, and offspring social behavior. eNeuro, 9, ENEURO.0148-22.2022. Paper available at:


Maganga-Bakita, I., Aiken, A.A., Puracchio, M.J., Kentner, A.C., Hunter, R.G. (2022). Regulatory effects of maternal immune activation and environmental enrichment on glucocorticoid receptor and FKBP5 expression in stress-sensitive regions of the offspring brain. Neuroscience, 505, 51-58. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2022.09.010


Kaki, S., DeRosa, H., Timmerman, B., Brummelte, S., Hunter, R.G., Kentner A.C. (2023). Developmental Manipulation-Induced Changes in Cognitive Functioning. Curr Top Behav Neurosci., 63, 241-289. doi: 10.1007/7854_2022_389


Zhao, X., Ericson, M., Mohammed, R., Kentner, A.C. (2022). Maternal immune activation accelerates puberty initiation and alters mechanical allodynia in male and female C57BL6/J mice. Developmental Psychobiology, 64, e22278,


Butler-Struben H.M., Kentner A.C., Trainor B.C. (in press). What's wrong with my experiment?: The impact of hidden variables on neuropsychopharmacology research. Neuropsychopharmacology,


Zhao, X., Tran, H., DeRosa, H., Roderick, R.C., Kentner, A.C. (2021). Hidden Talents: Poly (I:C)-induced maternal immune activation improves mouse visual discrimination performance and reversal learning in a sex-dependent manner. Genes, Brain, and Behavior, 20 (7), e12755, doi: 10.1111/gbb.12755.

Strzelewicz, A.R., Vecchiarelli, H.A., Rondón-Ortiz, A., Raneri, A., Hill, M.N., Kentner, A.C. (2021). Interactive effects of compounding multidimensional stressors on maternal and male and female rat offspring outcomes. Hormones & Behavior, 134, 105013, .

Zhao, X., Mohammed, R., Tran, H., Erickson, M., Kentner AC. (2021). Poly (I:C)-induced maternal immune activation modifies ventral hippocampal regulation of stress reactivity: prevention by environmental enrichment. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 95, 203-215,

Kentner, A.C., Speno, A.V., Doucette, J., Roderick, R.C. (2021). The contribution of environmental enrichment to phenotypic variation in mice and rats. eNeuro, 8(2):ENEURO.0539-20.2021,


Núñez Estevez, K., Rondón-Ortiz, A., Nguyen, J., Kentner, A.C. (2020). Environmental influences on placental programming and offspring outcomes following maternal immune activation. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 83, 44-55,  


Zhao, X., Rondón-Ortiz, A., Lima, E.P., Puracchio, M., Roderick, R., Kentner, A.C. (2020). Therapeutic efficacy of environmental enrichment on behavioral, endocrine, and synaptic alterations in an animal model of maternal immune activation. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity – Health, 3, 100043,


Kentner A.C., Lambert K.G., Hannan A.J., Donaldson S.T. (2019). Editorial: Environmental Enrichment: Enhancing Neural Plasticity, Resilience and Repair. Frontiers Behavioral Neuroscience, 13, 75,


Strzelewicz A.R., Sanchez E.O., Rondón-Ortiz A.N., Raneri A., Famularo S.T., Bangasser D.A., Kentner A.C. (2019). Access to a high resource environment protects against accelerated maturation following early life stress: A translational animal model of high, medium and low security settings. Hormones and Behavior, 11, 46-59, .


Roderick, R.C., Kentner, A.C. (2019).  Building a framework to optimize animal models of maternal immune activation: Like your ongoing home improvements, it's a work in progress. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 75, 6-7,


Kentner, A.C., Bilbo, S.D., Brown, A.S., Hsiao, E.Y., McAllister, A.K., Meyer, U., Pearce, B.D., Pletnikov, M.V., Yolken, R.H., Bauman, M.D. (2019). Maternal immune activation: reporting guidelines to improve the rigor, reproducibility, and transparency of the model. Neuropsychopharmacology, 44, 295-258,


Kentner, A.C., Scalia, S., Shin, J., Migliore, M.M., Rondon-Ortiz, A.N. (2018). Targeted sensory enrichment interventions protect against behavioral and neuroendocrine consequences of early life stress.  Psychoneuroendocrinology, 98, 74-85,


Speno, A.V., Kentner, A.C. (2018). Do gut reactions to antibiotics lead to sex dependent changes in behavior following neonatal immune challenge? Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 73, 165-166,


Kentner, A.C., Cryan, J.F., Brummelte, S. (2019). Resilience priming: translational models for understanding resiliency and adaptation to early-life adversity. Developmental Psychobiology, 31, 350-375,  


Kentner, A.C., Khan, U., MacRae, M., Dowd, S.E., Yan, S. (2018). The effects of antibiotics on social aversion following early life inflammation. Physiology & Behavior, 194, 311-318.


Kovacs, A.H., Grace, S.L., Kentner, A.C., Nolan, R.P., Silversides, C.K., Irvine, M.J. (2018). Feasibility outcomes in a pilot randomized controlled trial of a psychosocial intervention for adults with congenital heart disease. Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 34, 766-773,   


Kentner, A.C., Lima, E., Migliore, M.M., Shin, J., Scalia, S. (2018). Complex environmental rearing enhances social salience and affects hippocampal corticotropin releasing hormone receptor expression in a sex specific manner.  Neuroscience, 369, 399-411,                                                                                                                                                                                

Kentner, A.C., Grace, S.L. (2017). Between mind and heart: sex-based cognitive bias in cardiovascular disease treatment. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, 45, 18-24;


Honeycutt, J., Nguyen, J., Kentner, A.C., Brenhouse, H.C. (2017). Effects of water bottle materials and filtration on Bisphenol-A content in laboratory animal drinking water. Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, 56, 269-272,  


Yan, S., Kentner, A.C., (2017). Mechanical allodynia corresponds to Oprm1 downregulation within the descending pain network of male and female rats exposed to neonatal immune challenge. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 63, 148-159,


Kentner, A.C., Khoury, A., Lima Queiroz, E., MacRae, M. (2016). Environmental enrichment rescues the effects of early life inflammation on markers of synaptic plasticity. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 57, 151-160,

Kentner, A.C. (2015). Neuroprotection and recovery from early-life adversity: considerations for environmental enrichment. Neural Regeneration Research, 10, 1545-1547,


Kovacs AH, Bandyopadhyay M, Grace SL, Kentner AC, Nolan RP, Silversides CK, Jane Irvine M.(2015).  Adult Congenital Heart Disease-Coping And REsilience (ACHD-CARE): Rationale and methodology of a pilot randomized controlled trial. Contemp Clin Trials, S1551-7144(15)30113-0. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2015.11.002.


MacRae, M., Macrina, T.,  Khoury, A., Migliore, M.M., Kentner, A.C. (2015). Tracing the trajectory of behavioral impairments and oxidative stress in an animal model of neonatal inflammation. Neuroscience, 298,  455-466.


MacRae, M., Kenkel, W., Kentner, A.C. (2015). Social rejection following neonatal inflammation is mediated by olfactory scent cues.  Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 49,43-48.


Riazi, K., Galic, M.A., Kentner, A.C., Reid, A.Y., Sharkey, K.A., Pittman, Q.J. (2015). Microglia-dependent alteration of glutamatergic transmission and plasticity in the hippocampus during peripheral inflammation. Journal of Neuroscience, 35,  4942-4952.


Kovacs, A., Kentner, A.C., Grace, S.L., Nolan, R., Silversides, C., Bandyopadhyay, M., Irvine, J. (2015). Initial feasibility results of a group coping and resilience program for adults with congenital heart disease. Journal of the American College of Cardiology,  65, A550.

Connors, E.J., Migliore, M.M., Pillsbury, S.L., Shaik, A.N., Kentner, A.C. (2015). Environmental enrichment models a naturalistic form of maternal separation and shapes the anxiety response patterns of offspring. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 52, 153-167,

Connors, E.J., Shaik, N.A., Migliore, M.M., Kentner, A.C. (2014). Environmental enrichment mitigates the sex-specific effects of gestational inflammation on social engagement and the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis-feedback system. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 42, 178-190,


Pourhabib, S., Kentner, A.C., Grace, S.L. (2014). The impact of patient-healthcare provider discussions on enrollment in cardiovascular rehabilitation. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 46, 924-931.


Kentner, A.C., Kovacs, A. H., Grace, S.L. (2014). Chapter  9: Cardiovascular Disease. In Fundamentals of Health Psychology.Hadjistavropoulos, T., & Hadjistavropoulos, H.D., (Eds).Oxford University Press.


Beckstead, J., Pezzo, M., Beckie, T., Shahraki, F., Kentner, A.C., & Grace, S.L. (2014). Physicians’ tacit and stated policies for determining patient benefit and referral to cardiac rehabilitation. Medical Decision Making, 34, 63-74.

Kentner, A.C., & Pittman, Q.J. (2010). Mini-review: Early life programming by inflammation of the neuroendocrine system. Endocrinology,151, 4602-4606.


Kentner, A.C., McLeod, S., Field, E., & Pittman, Q.J. (2010). Sex-dependent effects of neonatal inflammation on adult inflammatory markers and behavior. Endocrinology, 151, 2689-2699.


Konkle, A.T.M., Kentner, A.C., Baker, S.L., Stewart, A., & Bielajew, C. (2010). Environmental-enrichment-related variations in behavioral, biochemical, and physiologic responses of Sprague-Dawley and Long Evans rats.  Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science. 49, 427-436.


Kentner, A.C., Abizaid, A., & Bielajew C. (2010). Modeling Dad: animal models of paternal behavior. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 34, 438-451.


Kentner, A.C., Takeuchi, A., Miki, T., James, J.S., Hayley, S., Seino, S., & Bielajew, C. (2008). Exploring the endogenous cytokine responses to LPS: the effects of brain stimulation reward and environmental enrichment in Sprague-Dawley rats. Brain Research, 1217, 50-61.


Kentner, A.C., James, J.S., Miguelez, M., & Bielajew, C. (2007). Investigating the hedonic effects of interferon-α on female rats using brain-stimulation reward. Behavioural Brain Research, 177, 90-99.


Kentner, A.C., Miguelez, M., James, J.S., & Bielajew, C. (2006). Behavioural and metabolic effects of interferon-α on male Sprague-Dawley rats. Brain Research, 1095, 96-106.


Baker, S.L., Kentner A.C., Konkle, A.T.M, Barbagallo L, & Bielajew, C. (2006). Evaluation of the effects of chronic mild stress in Sprague-Dawley and Long Evans female rats. Physiology & Behavior, 87, 314-22.


Miguelez, M., Lacasse, M., Kentner, A.C., Rizk, I., Fouriezos, G., & Bielajew, C. (2004).  Short-and long-term effects of interleukin-2 on weight, food intake, and hedonic mechanisms in the rat. Behavioural Brain Research, 154, 311-319.


Miguelez, M., Kentner, A.C., Deslauriers, K., Fouriezos, G., Parkinson, M., & Bielajew, C. (2004). Interhemispheric involvement of the anterior cortical nuclei of the amygdala in the circuit underlying brain stimulation reward. Brain Research, 1003, 138-150.


Bielajew, C., Konkle, A.T.M., Kentner, A.C., Baker, S.L., Stewart, A., Hutchins, A.A., Santa-Maria Barbagallo, L., & Fouriezos, G. (2003).  Strain and gender specific effects in the forced swim test: effects of previous stress exposure. Stress, 6, 269-280.


Konkle, A.T.M., Baker, S.L., Kentner, A.C., Barbagallo,  L., Merali, Z., & Bielajew C. (2003). Evaluation of the effects of chronic mild stressors on hedonic and physiological responses: sex and strain compared. Brain Research, 992, 227-328.

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