Brooke N. Dulka

Postdoctoral Researcher


Degree: PhD, University of Tennessee, 2018


My previous research focused on the neural mechanisms underlying stress resilience. Currently, I am studying the neurobiology of Pavlovian fear conditioning and aging-related memory deficits.


Cullen, P. K., Dulka, B. N., Ortiz, S., Riccio, D. C. & Jasnow, A. M. (2014). GABA-mediated presynaptic inhibition is required for precision of long-term memory. Learning & Memory, 21, 180–184.

Dulka, B. N., Lynch III, J., Mulvany, J., Latsko, M., & Jasnow, A. M. (2015). Phenotypic responses to social defeat are associated with differences in cued and contextual fear discrimination. Behavioural Processes, 118, 115-122.

Dulka, B. N., Ford, E. C., Lee, M. A., Donnell, N. J., Goode, T. D., Prosser, R. & Cooper, M. A. (2016). Proteolytic cleavage of proBDNF into mature BDNF in the basolateral amygdala is necessary for defeat-induced social avoidance. Learning & Memory, 23(4), 150-160.

Geist, P. A., Dulka, B. N., Barnes, A. K., Totty, M. and Datta, S. (2017). BNDF heterozygosity is associated with memory deficits and alterations in cortical and hippocampal EEG power. Behavioural Brain Research, 332, 154-163.


Cooper, M. A., Seddighi, S., Barnes, A. K., Grizzell, J. A., Dulka, B. N., and Clinard, C. T. (2017). Dominance status alters restraint-induced neural activity in brain regions controlling stress vulnerability. Physiology & Behavior, 179, 152-161.


Dulka, B. N., Bourdon, A. K., Clinard, C. T., Muvvala, M. B.K., Campagna, S.R., and Cooper, M. A. (2017). Metabolomics reveals distinct neurochemical profiles associated with stress resilience. Neurobiology of Stress, 7, 103-112.

Dulka, B. N., Koul-Tiwari, R., Grizzell, J. A., Harvey, M. L., Datta, S., and Cooper, M. A. (2018). Dominance Relationships in Syrian Hamsters Modulate Neuroendocrine and Behavioral Responses to Social Stress. Stress, 1-6.

Dulka, B. N., Bress, K. S., Grizzell, J. A., and Cooper, M. A. (2018). Social Dominance Modulates Stress-Induced Neural Activity in Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex projections to the Basolateral Amygdala. Neuroscience.