Jari Willing


Phone:  419372-8335
Email:  jwillin@bgsu.edu
Office: 249 Psychology Building  

Taking Grad Students: Yes

Research Interests: 

  1. The role of steroid hormones in brain development and cognitive behavior
  2. Interactions between environmental factors, the endocrine system and neural development
  3. Effects of endocrine disruptors on the mesocortical dopamine system

Courses taught:   

Undergraduate Courses    

  • PSYC 2700 Quantitative Methods I
  • PSYC 3350 Psychoneuroendocrinology
  • PSYC 4400  Developmental Psychobiology

Selected Publications:

Willing J, Cortes LR, Brodsky, JM, Kim T, Juraska JM. (2017). Development of dopaminergic fibers in the medial prefrontal cortex of male and female rats during adolescence. Developmental Psychobiology, 59 (5), 583-589. PMID: 28561889

Willing J, Wagner CK. (2016). Exposure to the synthetic progestin 17α- hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17-OHPC) during development impairs cognitive flexibility in adulthood. Endocrinology, 157 (1), 77-82. PMID: 26556535

Newell AJ, Lalitsasivimol D, Willing J, Gonzales K, Waters EM, Milner TA, McEwen BS, Wagner CK. (2018). Progesterone receptor expression in Cajal-Retzius cells of the developing rat dentate gyrus: potential role in hippocampus-dependent memory. Journal of Comparative Neurology. PMID: 30069875