Andrea Nicholas

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Lecturer PSOE, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences Phone: (925)785-7223

University of California, Irvine
1213 McGaugh Hall
Mail Code: 4550
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
The process of learning and memory as it relates to the method and practice of teaching.
Research Abstract
Courses taught: Bio Sci 93, From DNA to Organisms (en. ~250)
Bio Sci N120, Human Biology Major (en. ~20)
Bio Sci 35, Brain & Behavior (en ~250)
Bio Sci 43, Media & Mind (en. ~100)
Bio Sci 41, Mood Disorders (en. ~70)
Bio Sci 47, Stress (en. ~70)
Bio Sci 36, Drugs and the Brain (en. ~350)
N113L Neurobiology Lab (en. ~24)
N112A (en ~20)
Nagel, A., Nicholas, A., Don’t Believe the Gripe! Increasing Course Structure in a Large Non-majors Neuroscience Course, (2017), Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education.
Nagel, A., Nicholas, A., Drugs & the Brain: Case-based Instruction for an Undergraduate Neuropharmacology Course, (2017), Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education.
Han, C., Angeles, C., Villano, I., Nicholas, A., Antibiotic Resistance in a Russian Prison, (2016), NSF National Center For Case Study Teaching in Science.
Garland Science Learning System modules for Principles of Neurobiology, written by Liqun Luo, (2015), Modules created by Andrea Nicholas, University of California, Irvine.
Nicholas, A. & Villano, I., A Case Study & Cholera Outbreak Game for Undergraduate Biology Majors and Non-Majors, (2014), NSF National Center For Case Study Teaching in Science.
Sundari, C., Kirby, E.D., Krupik, D., Mirescu, C., Nicholas, A., Wong, A., Geraghty, A., Krishnamurthy, A., Tsai, M., Covarrubias, D., Friedman, A., Francis, D., Sapolsky, R.M., Palmer, T.D., Kaufer, D., (2014), Stress and glucocorticoids promote oligodendrogenesis in the adult hippocampus, Molectular Psychiatry. Impact Factor 14.897
Nicholas, A., Munhoz, C., Ferguson, D., Campbell, L., Sapolsky, R.M., (2006), Enhancing cognition after stress with gene therapy, The Journal of Neuroscience. 26(45),11637-11643. ISI Impact Factor 7.178
Kaufer D., Ogle W.O., Pincus, Z.S., Clark K.L., Nicholas A., Dinkel K.M., Dumas T.C., Ferguson D., Lee A.L., Winters, M.A., Sapolsky, R.M. (2004) Restructuring the neuronal stress response with anti-glucocorticoid gene delivery. Nature Neurosci. 7:947-953. ISI Impact Factor 29.51.
Nicholas A. & Seiden L.S., (2003), Ambient temperature influences core body temperature response in rat lines bred for differences in sensitivity to 8-hydroxy- dipropylaminotetralin. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 305(1):368-74. ISI Impact Factor 4.309.
Professional Societies
Nu Rho Psi
Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN)
Society For Neuroscience
Other Experience
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science 2017

Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education 2017

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