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Matia B. Solomon, PhD

Associate Professor

Education/Credentials
  • Doctoral Degree: Georgia State University
Contact Information
Research Interests

sex differences in antidepressant efficacy

rodent models of depression and anxiety

neural regulation of depression and complex social behavior

role of gonadal hormones in depression and anxiety

epigenetic regulation of steroid receptors in depression and anxiety

Peer Reviewed Publications

Flak, J.N., Solomon, M.B., Krause, E.G., & Herman, J.P. 2012. Identification of chronic stress activated regions reveals a potential recruited circuit in rat brain European Journal of Neuroscience, ,

Herman, J P; McKlveen, J M; Solomon, M B; Carvalho-Netto, E; Myers, B 2012. Neural regulation of the stress response: glucocorticoid feedback mechanisms. Brazilian journal of medical and biological research = Revista brasileira de pesquisas médicas e biológicas / Sociedade Brasileira de Biofísica ... [et al.], 45 4, 292-8

Solomon, M B; Furay, A R; Jones, K; Packard, A E B; Packard, B A; Wulsin, A C; Herman, J P 2012. Deletion of forebrain glucocorticoid receptors impairs neuroendocrine stress responses and induces depression-like behavior in males but not females. Neuroscience, 203 , 135-43

Carvalho-Netto, Eduardo F; Myers, Brent; Jones, Kenneth; Solomon, Matia B; Herman, James P 2011. Sex differences in synaptic plasticity in stress-responsive brain regions following chronic variable stress. Physiology & behavior, 104 2, 242-7

Castañeda, T R; Nogueiras, R; Müller, T D; Krishna, R; Grant, E; Jones, A; Ottaway, N; Ananthakrishnan, G; Pfluger, P T; Chaudhary, N; Solomon, M B; Woods, S C; Herman, J P; Tschöp, M H 2011. Decreased glucose tolerance and plasma adiponectin:resistin ratio in a mouse model of post-traumatic stress disorder. Diabetologia, 54 4, 900-9

Flak, Jonathan N; Jankord, Ryan; Solomon, Matia B; Krause, Eric G; Herman, James P 2011. Opposing effects of chronic stress and weight restriction on cardiovascular, neuroendocrine and metabolic function. Physiology & behavior, 104 2, 228-34

Jankord, Ryan; Solomon, Matia B; Albertz, Jennifer; Flak, Jonathan N; Zhang, Rong; Herman, James P 2011. Stress vulnerability during adolescent development in rats. Endocrinology, 152 2, 629-38

Krause, Eric G; de Kloet, Annette D; Flak, Jonathan N; Smeltzer, Michael D; Solomon, Matia B; Evanson, Nathan K; Woods, Stephen C; Sakai, Randall R; Herman, James P 2011. Hydration state controls stress responsiveness and social behavior. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 31 14, 5470-6

Solomon, Matia B; Jankord, Ryan; Flak, Jonathan N; Herman, James P 2011. Chronic stress, energy balance and adiposity in female rats. Physiology & behavior, 102 1, 84-90

Solomon, Matia B; Sakai, Randall R; Woods, Stephen C; Foster, Michelle T 2011. Differential effects of glucocorticoids on energy homeostasis in Syrian hamsters. American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism, 301 2, E307-16

Jankord, Ryan; Zhang, Rong; Flak, Jonathan N; Solomon, Matia B; Albertz, Jennifer; Herman, James P 2010. Stress activation of IL-6 neurons in the hypothalamus. American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology, 299 1, R343-51

Solomon, M B; Jones, K; Packard, B A; Herman, J P 2010. The medial amygdala modulates body weight but not neuroendocrine responses to chronic stress. Journal of neuroendocrinology, 22 1, 13-23

Ulrich-Lai, Yvonne M; Christiansen, Anne M; Ostrander, Michelle M; Jones, Amanda A; Jones, Kenneth R; Choi, Dennis C; Krause, Eric G; Evanson, Nathan K; Furay, Amy R; Davis, Jon F; Solomon, Matia B; de Kloet, Annette D; Tamashiro, Kellie L; Sakai, Randall R; Seeley, Randy J; Woods, Stephen C; Herman, James P 2010. Pleasurable behaviors reduce stress via brain reward pathways. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107 47, 20529-34

Wulsin, Aynara C; Herman, James P; Solomon, Matia B 2010. Mifepristone decreases depression-like behavior and modulates neuroendocrine and central hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis responsiveness to stress. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 35 7, 1100-12

Zhang, Rong; Jankord, Ryan; Flak, Jonathan N; Solomon, Matia B; D'Alessio, David A; Herman, James P 2010. Role of glucocorticoids in tuning hindbrain stress integration. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 30 44, 14907-14

Solomon, Matia B; Herman, James P 2009. Sex differences in psychopathology: of gonads, adrenals and mental illness. Physiology & behavior, 97 2, 250-8

Solomon, Matia B; Karom, Mary C; Norvelle, Alisa; Markham, Chris A; Erwin, W Daniel; Huhman, Kim L 2009. Gonadal hormones modulate the display of conditioned defeat in male Syrian hamsters. Hormones and behavior, 56 4, 423-8

Solomon, Matia B; Foster, Michelle T; Bartness, Timothy J; Huhman, Kim L 2007. Social defeat and footshock increase body mass and adiposity in male Syrian hamsters. American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology, 292 1, R283-90

Solomon, Matia B; Karom, Mary C; Huhman, Kim L 2007. Sex and estrous cycle differences in the display of conditioned defeat in Syrian hamsters. Hormones and behavior, 52 2, 211-9

Foster, Michelle T; Solomon, Matia B; Huhman, Kim L; Bartness, Timothy J 2006. Social defeat increases food intake, body mass, and adiposity in Syrian hamsters. American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology, 290 5, R1284-93

Faruzzi, Alicia N; Solomon, Matia B; Demas, Gregory E; Huhman, Kim L 2005. Gonadal hormones modulate the display of submissive behavior in socially defeated female Syrian hamsters. Hormones and behavior, 47 5, 569-75

Huhman, Kim L; Solomon, Matia B; Janicki, Marcus; Harmon, Alvin C; Lin, Stacie M; Israel, Jeris E; Jasnow, Aaron M 2003. Conditioned defeat in male and female Syrian hamsters. Hormones and behavior, 44 3, 293-9

Jasnow, A.M., Banks, M.C., Owens, E.C., & Huhman, K.L. 1999. Differential effects of two corticotropin-releasing factor antagonists on conditioned defeat in male Syrian hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus). Brain Research, 846 1, 122