Dr. Isgor is a tenured Associate Professor in the Biomedical Science Department. She is a neuroscientist with research focus in animal models of epilepsy, nicotine addiction and learning and memory.
1990: University Degree, Business and Psychology, Bogazici University, Instanbul, Turkey
1993: B.A., Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
1999: Ph.D., Animal Learning and Behavior, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
2010-Present: Associate Professor, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
2004-2010: Assistant Professor, Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
1999-2004: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Mental Health Research Insitute, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Isgor, C., Pare, C., McDole, B., Coombs, P., Guthrie, K. (2015). Expansion of the dentate mossy fiber-CA3 projection in the brain-derived neurotrophic factor-enriched mouse hippocampus. Neuroscience, 288,10-23.
McDole, B., Isgor, C., Pare, C., Guthrie, K. (2015). BDNF over-expression increases olfactory bulb granule cell dendritic spine density in vivo. Neuroscience, In Press
Hollis F., Isgor C., Kabbaj M. (2012) The consequences of adolescent chronic unpredictable stress exposure on brain and behavior. Neuroscience, Sept 20, Epub ahead of print.
Aydin C., Oztan O., Isgor C.
Aydin C., Oztan O., Isgor C. (2011) Long-term effects of juvenile nicotine exposure on abstinence-related social anxiety-like behavior and amygdalar cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1R) mRNA expression in the novelty-seeking phenotype. Behav Brain Res 228(1):236-9.
Oztan, O., Aydin, C., Isgor, C. (2011) Stressful environmental and social stimulation in adolescence causes antidepressant-like effects associated with epigenetic induction of the hippocampal BDNF and mossy fibre sprouting in the novelty-seeking phenotype. Neurosci Lett 501(2):107-11.
Oztan, O., Aydin, C., Isgor, C. (2011) Chronic variable physical stress during the peripubertal-juvenile period causes differential depressive and anxiogenic effects in the novelty-seeking phenotype: Functional implications for hippocampal and amygdalar BDNF and the mossy fibre plasticity. Neurosci 192:334-44.
Aydin C., Oztan O., Isgor, C. (2011) Effects of a selective Y2R antagonist, JNJ-31020028, on nicotine abstinence-related social anxiety-like behavior, neuropeptide Y and corticotropin releasing factor mRNA levels in the novelty-seeking phenotype. Behav Brain Res 222(2):332-41.
Aydin, C., Oztan, O., Isgor, C. (2011) Vulnerability to nicotine abstinence-related social anxiety-like behavior: Molecular correlates in neuropeptide Y, Y2 receptor and corticotropin releasing factor. Neurosci Lett 490(3):220-225.