Daniel Reis

M.A. Psychology (2016) University of Kansas
B.S. Psychology; Minor in Biology (2012) Washington State University
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Research Lab: TLC Lab
Advisor: Dr. Stephen Ilardi
Research Interests: Nutrition, sunlight, and mood disorders

Daniel is a graduate student in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Kansas. His current research focuses on the effects of nutrition and seasonal sunlight on depressive illness. He is also interested in the role that the gut-brain-microbiota plays in psychopathology.


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.

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