Research Lab: TLC Lab
Advisor: Dr. Stephen Ilardi
Research Interests: The mechanisms underlying mood and sleep disorders, with emphasis on interactions between the microbiome and the brain.
Daniel is a graduate student in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Kansas. He graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Biology. His current research focus is on the mechanisms underlying mood and sleep disorders, with emphasis on interactions between the microbiome and the brain.
Kissler, J. L., Sirohi, S., Reis, D. J., Jansen, H. T., Quock, R. M., Smith, D. G., & Walker, B. M. (2014). The one-two punch of alcoholism: Role of central amygdala dynorphins/kappa-opioid receptors. Biological Psychiatry, 75(10), 774-782. dio:10.1016/j.biopsych.2013.03.014
Williams, A. M.*, Reis, D. J.*, Powell, A. S.*, Neira, L. J., Nealey, K. A., Ziegler, C. E., . . . Walker, B. M. (2012). The effect of intermittent alcohol vapor or pulsatile heroin on somatic and negative affective indices during spontaneous withdrawal in Wistar rats. Psychopharmacology (Berl), 223(1), 75-88. *These authors contributed equally to this study.
Reis, D. J. & Walker, B. M. (2012, March). Effects of ethanol withdrawal on alcohol self-administration and affect characterized by ultrasonic vocalizations and changes in dynorphin. Poster presented at the 2012 Washington State University Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, Pullman, Washington.
Reis, D. J., Powell, A. S., Williams, A. M., & Walker, B. M. (2011, November). Physiological withdrawal signs and negative affective behavior during spontaneous withdrawal in alcohol- and opiate-dependent rats. Poster presented at Neuroscience 2011, Washington, DC.