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Michael Gorman


Dr. Gorman is a biopsychologist with research interests in biological rhythms and behavioral neuroendocrinology. His recent work addresses the roles of the light environment and the hormone melatonin in controlling annual variations in reproduction and behavior in rodents. Related research focuses on the functional organization of the circadian clock mechanisms that time virtually all behavioral and physiological functions (examples include daily activity/rest cycles and patterns of hormone secretion). He also pursues non-experimental, scholarly work on the development of sexual orientation in humans.
  • Harrison, E.M., and Gorman, M.R. 2012. Changing the waveform of circadian rhythms: considerations for shift-work. Front Neurol. 3:72.
  • Evans, J.A., Elliott, J.A., and Gorman, M.R.  2009. Dim nighttime illumination accelerates adjustment to timezone travel in an animal model, Current Biology, 19:R156-7.
  • Glickman. G, Webb, I.C., Elliott, J.A., Baltazar, R.M., Reale, M.E., Lehman, M.N., and Gorman, M.R. 2012. Photic sensitivity for circadian response to light varies with photoperiod.  J Biol Rhythms. 2012 Aug;27(4):308-18.
  • Trujillo, J.L., Roberts, A.J., and  Gorman, M.R. 2009.  Circadian timing of ethanol exposure exerts enduring effects on subsequent ad libitum consumption in C57 mice.  Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2009 Jul;33(7):1286-93. Epub 2009 Apr 21.

Updated Dec 2012