Andrea Nicholas

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Associate Teaching Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

Phone: (949) 560-3253

University of California, Irvine
1228 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
Bio Sci N120 A, B & C, Human Biology Major
Bio Sci 35, Brain & Behavior
Bio Sci 43, Media & Mind
Bio Sci 41, Mood Disorders
Bio Sci 47, Stress
Bio Sci 36, Drugs and the Brain
N113L Neurobiology Lab
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

Editorial board
Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education 2018

Research Center
Center for Learning and Memory
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