David J. Echevarria

Associate Professor, Brain and Behavior Area, Director of the Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory

Dr. Echevarria is currently on leave

Research Interests:

  • Drug addiction / conditioned place preference
  • Learning and Memory / Neurodegenerative Disease/ Cognitive Enhancement
  • Sleep Behavior / Sleep Disorders
  • Stress and Anxiety / Behavioral and Neurochemical Changes
  • Zebrafish Models

 Brain and Behavior Doctoral Program 

  

Website:

Zebrafish Neuroscience Laboratory

 

Courses Taught: 

Advanced Behavioral Neuroscience (PSY 624)

Psychology of Music (PSY 469)

  

Selected Publications:

Echevarria, D.J., Caramillo, E.M., & Gonzalez-Lima, F. (2016). Methylene blue facilitates memory retention in zebrafish in a dose-dependent manner. Zebrafish. In Press.

Collier, A.D., Echevarria, D.J. Zebrafish models to study fear and anxiety. (2016). Current psychopharmacology, 5(2), 139-151.

Kalueff, A.V., Echevarria, D.J., Homechaudhuri, S., Stewart, A.M., Collier, A.D., … (2016). Zebrafish neurobehavioral phenomics for aquatic neuropharmacology and toxicology research. Aquatic Toxicology, 170, 297-309.

Homberg, J.H., Kyzar, E.J., Stewart, A.M., Nguyen, M., Poudel, M.K., Echevarria, D.J., . . . Kalueff AV. (2015). Improving treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders: recommendations based on preclinical studies. Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery, 1-15.

Stewart, A.M., Grossman, L., Collier, A.D., Echevarria, D.J., Kalueff, A.V. (2015). Anxiogenic-like effects of chronic nicotine exposure in zebrafish. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior; 139, 112-120.

Stewart, A.M., Nguyen, M., Poudel, M.K., Warnick, J.E., Echevarria, D.J., Beaton, E.A., Song, C., Kalueff, A.V. (2015). The failure of anxiolytic therapies in early clinical trials: What needs to be done. Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs, 24 (4), 543-556.

Caramillo, E.M., Khan, K.M., Collier, A.D., Echevarria, D.J. (2015). Modeling PTSD in the zebrafish: Are we there yet? Behavioural Brain Research. 276, 151-160.

Collier, A.D., Khan, K.M., Caramillo, E.M., Echevarria, D.J. (2014). Zebrafish and conditioned place preference: a translational model of drug addiction. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry. 55, 16-25.

Kalueff, A.V., Echevarria, D.J.,  Stewart, A.M. (2014). Gaining translational momentum: More zebrafish models for neuroscience research. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 55, 1-6.

Selected Book Chapters:

Echevarria, D.J., Collier, A.D., Lamb, E.A. (In press). Assessing cognitive phenotypes in zebrafish. In A. V. Kalueff (Ed.), The rights and wrongs of zebrafish: principles of behavioral phenotyping and CNS disease modeling (pp.  #). Location: Springer. 

Collier, A.D., Kalueff, A.V., Echevarria, D.J. (In press). Zebrafish models of anxiety-like behaviors. In A. V. Kalueff (Ed.), The rights and wrongs of zebrafish: principles of behavioral phenotyping and CNS disease modeling (pp.  #). Location: Springer. 

Echevarria, D. J., Khan, K. M. (In press). Sleep phenotypes in zebrafish. In A. V. Kalueff (Ed.), The rights and wrongs of zebrafish: principles of behavioral phenotyping and CNS disease modeling (pp.  #). Location: Springer. 

Echevarria, D.J., Buske, C., Toms, C.N., Jouandot, D.J (2010). A novel test battery to assess drug-induced changes in zebrafish social behavior. In A.V. Kalueff, Zebrafish Neurobehavioral Protocols I (1st ed., pp. 109-124). New York, NY: Human Press