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Craig Ferris

Professor, Psychology
Affiliated Faculty, Bioengineering
125 Nightingale Hall
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


Postdoctoral Training, Neuroendocrinology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, 1980-1981
Ph.D., Physiology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York, 1976-1979
M.S., Physiology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, 1974-1976
B.S., Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1970-1974

Research & Scholarship Interests

magnetic resonance imaging and neurodegenerative disease

Selected Publications

  • C.F. Ferris, P. Kulkarni, JR Yee, M. Nedelman, I.E.M de Jong, The Serotonin Receptor 6 Antagonist Idalopirdine and Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitor Donepezil Have Synergistic Effects on Brain Activity-A Functional MRI Study in the Awake Rat, Front Pharmacol, 12(8), 2017, 279
  • W.M. Kenkel, J.R. Yee, K. Moore, D Madularu, P. Kulkarni, K. Gamber, Nedelman M, C.F. Ferris, Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Awake Transgenic Fragile X Rats: Evidence of Dysregulation in Reward Processing in the Mesolimbic/Habenular Neural Circuit, Translational Psychiatry, 6, 2016, 763
  • J.R.Yee, W.M. Kenkel, P. Kulkarni, K. Moore, A.M. Perkeybile, S. Toddes, J.A. Amacker, C.S. Carter, C.F. Ferris, BOLD fMRI in Awake Prairie Voles: A Platform for Translational Social and Affective Neuroscience, NeuroImage, 8, 2016, 221-232
  • P. Kulkarni, W. Kenkel, S.P. Finklestein, T.M. Barchet, J. Ren, M. Davenport, M.E. Shenton, Z. Kikinis, M. Nedelman, C.F. Ferris, Use of Anisotropy, 3D Segmented Atlas, and Computational Analysis to Identify Gray Matter Subcortical Lesions Common to Concussive Injury from Different Sites on the Cortexd Odor, PLoS One, 10(5), 2015
  • C.F. Ferris, J.R. Yee, W.M. Kenkel, K.M. Dumais, K. Moore, A.H Veenema, P. Kulkarni, A.M. Perkybile, C.S. Carter, Distinct BOLD Activation Profiles Following Central and Peripheral Oxytocin Administration in Awake Rats, Front Behavioral Neuroscience, 9, 2015, 245

Related News

March 23, 2017

21 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY18 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 12 different projects representing $600K dollars of investment in research.

April 6, 2011

28 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY12 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 18 different research projects.