Sarah K. Williams
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SfN2012 at New Orleans

October 13, 2012 to October 17, 2012
Society for Neuroscience Annual MeetingOctober 13 - 17 2012New OrleansSave the date - we look forward meeting you there!See More
Jan 30, 2012
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International Behavioral Neuroscience Society 21st Annual Meeting at Sheraton Keauhou Bay Kailua-Kona, Hawaii USA

June 5, 2012 to June 10, 2012
This year IBNS will meet in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii!  After many years of negotiating for reasonable prices for this exotic location, we have succeeded.  The conference dates are June 5-10, 2012.You will need to plan a few extra days to see the Big Island as this will be our busiest program in IBNS history with keynote speakers David Diamond and Sarah Leibowitz, 15 special symposia, and an array of other scientific sessions and special speakers. See our website for speaker details and discounts. …See More
Jan 30, 2012
Sarah K. Williams is now a member of The NeuroNetwork
Jan 30, 2012

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Main areas of research:
Behavioral Neuroscience, Social Behavior, Reward/ Drugs of Abuse, Neuroendocrinology, Genetic models
Interests/keywords:
Oxytocin, vasopressin, maternal behavior, cocaine, ethanol, aggression, development, neuroteratology
Current title/position:
IRTA Postdoctoral Fellow
Current affiliation/employer:
Section on Neural Gene Expression
Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Regulation
National Institute of Mental Health
PhD Advisor and University:
Dr. Josephine Johns, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Postdoc Advisor and University:
Dr. W. Scott Young, NIMH/NIH
Publications:
Williams, S.K. Barber, J.S., Jamieson-Drake, A.W., Enns,J.A., Townsend, L.B., Walker, C.H., Johns, J.M.
Chronic Cocaine Exposure During Pregnancy Increases Postpartum Neuroendocrine Stress
Responses. (Accepted J. Neuroendocrinology Dec 2011)
Williams, S.K., Rutherford, H.C., Moy, S., Grewen, K., Mayes, L.C., Johns J.M., (2011) Disruption of maternal
parenting circuitry by addictive process: Rewiring of reward and stress systems. Frontiers in Child and
Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry, Special Topic:Translational research models and methods for mother-
infant interactions and developmental studies. 2011;2:37. Epub 2011 Jul 6
Cox, E.T., Jarrett, T.M., McMurray, M.S., Greenhill, K., Hofler, V. E., Williams, S.K., Joyner, P.W.,
Middleton, C.L., Walker C.H., & Johns, J.M. (2011) Combined Norepinephrine / Serotonergic Reuptake
Inhibition: Effects on Maternal Behavior, Aggression and Oxytocin in the Rat. Frontiers in Child and
Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry, Special Topic:Translational research models and methods for mother-
infant interactions and developmental studies. 2011;2:34. Epub 2011 Jun 8.
Robinson D.L, Zitzman D.L., Williams S.K. (2011) Mesolimbic dopamine transients in motivated behaviors:
focus on maternal behavior. Frontiers in Child and Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry, Special Topic:Translational research models and methods for mother-infant interactions and developmental studies. 2011;2:23. Epub 2011 May 9.
Williams, S.K., Lauder, J., Johns, J.M. (2011) Prenatal cocaine disrupts serotonin signaling-dependent
behaviors: implications for gender, early environmental stress and prenatal SSRI exposure. Current
Neuropharmacology. 2011, Vol 9 (3), 478-511
Johns, J.M.; McMurray, M.S.; Joyner, P.W.; Jarrett, T.M.; Williams, S.K.; Cox, E.T.; Black, M.A.; Middleton,
C.L.; and Walker, C.H. Enduring Effects of Cocaine on Dominance, Aggression and Oxytocin Levels in
Post-lactational Rats. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2010 Aug;211(2):175-85.
Williams, S.K.; Cox, E.T.; McMurray, M.S.; Jarrett, T.M.; Overstreet, D.H.; Walker, C.H.; Johns, J.M. (2009) Simultaneous Prenatal Ethanol and Nicotine Exposure Affect Ethanol Consumption, Ethanol
Preference and Oxytocin Receptor Binding in Adolescent and Adult Rats. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2009
Sep-Oct;31
McMurray, M.S.; Cox, E.T.; Jarrett, T.M.; Williams, S.K.; Walker, C.H.; Johns, J.M. (2008) Impact of
gestational cocaine treatment or prenatal cocaine exposure on early postpartum oxytocin mRNA levels
and receptor binding in the rat. Neuropeptides, 2008 Oct-Dec; 42(5-6):641-52.
McMurray, M.S.; Williams, S.K.; Jarrett, T.M.; Cox, E.T.; Fay, E.E.; Overstreet, D.; Walker, C.; Johns, J.M.
(2008) Gestational ethanol and nicotine alters maternal behavior, oxytocin levels, and offspring ethanol drinking in rats. Neurotoxicology and Teratology. 2008 Nov-Dec; 30(6):475-86

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