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Wendy J. Lynch

Associate Professor
Unit: School of Medicine
Department: Department of Psychiatry and NB Sciences
Office location and address
450 Ray C Hunt Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
BA, Augsburg College
PhD, University of Minnesota
Postdoc, Wake Forest University
Genetic and hormonal contributions to sex differences in vulnerability to drug use
Source: U.S. NIH Institute on Drug Abuse
March 01, 2020 – December 31, 2024
MD-PSYCH A Novel Nutrition-Based Anti-Relapse Intervention for Cocaine Addiction
Source: U.S. NIH Institute on Drug Abuse
July 01, 2019 – June 30, 2022
Preclinical assessment of kratom as an intervention for opioid use disorder
Source: U.S. NIH Institute on Drug Abuse
March 04, 2020 – February 28, 2022
MD-PSYCH Sex and Hormone Specific Differences in the Neurobiology of Cocaine Addiction
Source: U.S. NIH Institute on Drug Abuse
June 01, 2015 – March 31, 2021
MD-PSYCH Exercise as a Sex-Specific Intervention for Cocaine Addiction
Source: U.S. NIH Institute on Drug Abuse
April 01, 2015 – January 31, 2021
MD-PSYCH Does a History of Intense Exercise Enhance Vulnerability to Nicotine Use and Addiction?
Source: Virginia Commonwealth University
January 01, 2019 – June 30, 2020
MD-PSYCH Addiction, Gender and Endocrine Disruptors
Source: North Carolina State University
April 01, 2017 – September 30, 2018
MD-PSYCH Exercise and Environmental Enrichment to Prevent Nicotine Addiction in Adolescent Males and Females
Source: Virginia Commonwealth University
July 01, 2012 – September 30, 2015
MD-PSYCH Effect of Menthol Additive on Initiation, Levels of Use and Relapse in an Adolescent-Onset Nicotine Self-Administration Model
Source: Virginia Commonwealth University
September 01, 2014 – August 31, 2015
MD-PSYCH BDNF as a Mechanism for the Efficacy of Exercise
Source: TRUSTEES OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE, THE
September 01, 2014 – September 30, 2014
Rat Models of Alcohol Dependence for Evaluating Combined Medication Effects
Source: U.S. NIH on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism
July 15, 2008 – June 30, 2014
MD-PSYCH Exercise as a prevention and intervention therapy for adolescent nicotine use
Source: U.S. NIH Institute on Drug Abuse
January 02, 2013 – January 01, 2014
Dopaminergic & Glutamatergic Mechanisms of Cocaine Addiction: Sex Differences
Source: U.S. NIH Institute on Drug Abuse
April 01, 2008 – September 30, 2013
PSYC 3210: Psychobiology Laboratory
Credits: 3
Develops skills necessary for the study of neural bases of behavior, such as brain dissection, electrophysiology, histology, behavioral analysis, and genetic/epigenetic analyses. Emphasis is on mastering contemporary techniques used in neuroscience research and effective, professional written presentation of research findings. Prerequisite: PSYC 2200 or 4200 or BIOL 3050; PSYC 3005 recommended.
NESC 3960: Research in Neuroscience
Credits: 3
Students in Neuroscience major are expected to participate in active research, supervised by a faculty research mentor. The course grade is based on 10 hours/week lab work toward achieving term goals that are determined individually at the beginning of the term. Students are expected to submit a Term Plan one month after the first day of classes and a Progress Report two weeks before the last day of classes.
COGS 3960: Cognitive Science Research
Credits: 3
This course aims to provide faculty-supervised research experience. A faculty mentor should be identified before enrollment. S/U grading. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Faculty supervisor permission.
NESC 3995: Research in Neuroscience
Credits: 3
This course provides opportunities for first and second year students who have not yet declared a major to engage in supervised research activities.
BIOL 4930: Distinguished Major Thesis Research
Credits: 2
This course is the final semester of Independent Research for participants of the Biology Distinguished Majors Program. During this semester, students will complete their laboratory investigations, ultimately presenting the sum of their work in a written thesis. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
NESC 4970: Distinguished Majors Thesis
Credits: 3
A two-semester course in which the student prepares a thesis under the supervision of a Neuroscience Graduate Program faculty member. The thesis must be based on empirical research conducted by the student. Prerequisite: Participant in Neuroscience DMP.
COGS 4970: Distinguished Major Thesis
A two-semester course in which the student prepares a thesis under the supervision of a departmental faculty member. The thesis may be based on empirical research conducted by the student or a critical review or theoretical analysis of existing findings.
COGS 4980: Distinguished Major Thesis
Credits: 6
A two-semester course in which the student prepares a thesis under the supervision of a departmental faculty member. The thesis may be based on empirical research conducted by the student or a critical review or theoretical analysis of existing findings.
NESC 4980: Distinguished Majors Thesis
Credits: 3
A two-semester course in which the student prepares a thesis under the supervision of a Neuroscience Graduate Program faculty member. The thesis must be based on empirical research conducted by the student. Prerequisite: Participant in Neuroscience DMP.
NESC 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
PHAR 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.
NESC 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, under the supervision of a dissertation director.