Peer Reviewed Journal Papers:


Dan Madularu, Jason R Yee, William M Kenkel, Kelsey A Moore, Praveen Kulkarni, et. al (2015)   Integration of neural networks activated by amphetamine in females with different estrogen levels: A functional imaging study in awake rats.  Psychoneuroendocrinology , Volume 56 , 200 – 212

Kulkarni P, Kenkel W, Finklestein SP, Barchet TM, Ren J, Davenport M, et al. (2015) Use of Anisotropy, 3D Segmented Atlas, and Computational Analysis to Identify Gray Matter Subcortical Lesions Common to Concussive Injury from Different Sites on the Cortex. PLoS ONE 10(5): e0125748. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0125748

Ferris CF, Yee JR, Kenkel WM, et al. Distinct BOLD Activation Profiles Following Central and Peripheral Oxytocin Administration in Awake Rats.Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. 2015;9:245. doi:10.3389/fnbeh.2015.00245.

Dan Madularu, Praveen Kulkarni, Craig F Ferris, Wayne G Brake, Changes in brain volume in response to estradiol levels, amphetamine sensitization and haloperidol treatment in awake female rats., Brain Research (Impact Factor: 2.83). 05/2015; DOI: 10.1016/j.brainres.2015.05.025

Yee, Jason Richard, William Kenkel, John Caccaviello, Kevin Gamber, Phil Simmons, Mark Nedelman, Praveen Kulkarni, and Craig F. Ferris. “Identifying the Integrated Neural Networks Involved in Capsaicin-Induced Pain Using fMRI in Awake TRPV1 Knockout and Wild-Type Rats.” Name: Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience 9 (2015): 15.

Ferris CF, Kulkarni P, Toddes S, Yee J, Kenkel W and Nedelman M (2014) Studies on the Q175 knock-in model of Huntington’s disease using functional imaging in awake mice: evidence of olfactory dysfunction. Front. Neurol. 5:94. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2014.00094

Febo, Marcelo, and Craig F. Ferris. “Oxytocin and vasopressin modulation of the neural correlates of motivation and emotion: results from functional MRI studies in awake rats.” Brain research (2014).

Jiang, Jian-kang, et al. “A novel class of ion displacement ligands as antagonists of the αIIbβ3 receptor that limit conformational reorganization of the receptor.” Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters 24.4 (2014): 1148-1153.

Ganta, Srinivas, Amit Singh, Yashesh Rawal, Joseph Cacaccio, Niravkumar R. Patel, Praveen Kulkarni, Craig F. Ferris, Mansoor M. Amiji, and Timothy P. Coleman. “Formulation development of a novel targeted theranostic nanoemulsion of docetaxel to overcome multidrug resistance in ovarian cancer.”Drug Delivery 0 (2014): 1-13.

Shah, Lipa, Praveen Kulkarni, Craig Ferris, and Mansoor M. Amiji. “Analgesic Efficacy and Safety of DALDA Peptide Analog Delivery to the Brain Using Oil-in-Water Nanoemulsion Formulation.” Pharmaceutical research (2014): 1-11.


Jul Lea Shamy, Praveen Kulkarni, Mark Meadowcroft, Mark Nedelman, Cristina Alberini, Craig Ferris, Mark Baxter; Systemic administration of insulin-like growth factor 2 results in increased BOLD pharmacological MRI response in memory-related brain regions. the journal of the Alzheimer’s Association 1 July 2013 (volume 9 issue 4 Pages P159-P160 DOI: 10.1016/j.jalz.2013.05.239)


Imaging evolutionarily conserved neural networks: preferential activation of the olfactory system by food-related odor
P Kulkarni, T Stolberg, JM Sullivanjr, CF Ferris – Behavioural brain research, 2012


Ferris CF, Stolberg T. Imaging the immediate non-genomic effects of stress hormone on brain activity. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2010 Jan;35(1):5-14. Epub. PubMed PMID: 19783105.

Febo M, Shields J, Ferris CF, King JA. Oxytocin modulates unconditioned fear response in lactating dams: an fMRI study. Brain Res. 2009 Dec 11;1302:183-93. Epub 2009 Sep 18. PubMed PMID: 19766607.

Caffrey MK, Nephew BC, Febo M. Central vasopressin V1a receptors modulate neural processing in mothers facing intruder threat to pups. Neuropharmacology. 2010 Jan;58(1):107-16. Epub 2009 Jun 30. PubMed PMID: 19573540; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2784100.

Febo M, Akbarian S, Schroeder FA, Ferris CF. Cocaine-induced metabolic activation in cortico-limbic circuitry is increased after exposure to the histone deacetylase inhibitor, sodium butyrate. Neurosci Lett. 2009 Nov 20;465(3):267-71. Epub 2009 Jul 26. PubMed PMID: 19638299; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2760625.

Nephew BC, Caffrey MK, Felix-Ortiz AC, Ferris CF, Febo M. Blood oxygen level-dependent signal responses in corticolimbic ’emotions’ circuitry of lactating rats facing intruder threat to pups. Eur J Neurosci. 2009 Sep;30(5):934-45. Epub 2009 Aug 26. PubMed PMID: 19709175; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2758821.

Luo F, Schmidt KF, Fox GB, Ferris CF. Differential responses in CBF and CBV to cocaine as measured by fMRI: implications for pharmacological MRI signals derived oxygen metabolism assessment. J Psychiatr Res. 2009 Aug;43(12):1018-24. Epub 2009 Jan 8. PubMed PMID: 19135215.

Ferris CF, Stolberg T, Kulkarni P, Murugavel M, Blanchard R, Blanchard DC, Febo M, Brevard M, Simon NG. Imaging the neural circuitry and chemical control of aggressive motivation. BMC Neurosci. 2008 Nov 13;9:111. PubMed PMID: 19014547; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2601047.

Febo M, Stolberg TL, Numan M, Bridges RS, Kulkarni P, Ferris CF. Nursing stimulation is more than tactile sensation: It is a multisensory experience. Horm Behav. 2008 Aug;54(2):330-9. Epub 2008 Mar 18. PubMed PMID: 18440003.

Ferris CF. Functional magnetic resonance imaging and the neurobiology of vasopressin and oxytocin. Prog Brain Res. 2008;170:305-20. PubMed PMID: 18655891.

Luo F, Li Z, Treistman SN, Kim YR, King JA, Fox GB, Ferris CF. Confounding effects of volatile anesthesia on CBV assessment in rodent forebrain following ethanol challenge. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2007 Sep;26(3):557-63. PubMed PMID: 17729349.

Febo M, Ferris CF. Development of cocaine sensitization before pregnancy affects subsequent maternal retrieval of pups and prefrontal cortical activity during nursing. Neuroscience. 2007 Aug 24;148(2):400-12. Epub 2007 Jul 25. PubMed PMID: 17651902; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2220157.

Henninger N, Sicard KM, Li Z, Kulkarni P, Dützmann S, Urbanek C, Schwab S, Fisher M. Differential recovery of behavioral status and brain function assessed with functional magnetic resonance imaging after mild traumatic brain injury in the rat. Crit Care Med. 2007 Nov;35(11):2607-14. PubMed PMID: 17828037.

Chen W, Tenney J, Kulkarni P, King JA. Imaging unconditioned fear response with manganese-enhanced MRI (MEMRI). Neuroimage. 2007 Aug 1;37(1):221-9. Epub 2007 May 10. PubMed PMID: 17570684.

2006 and older
Sicard KM, Henninger N, Fisher M, Duong TQ, Ferris CF. Differential recovery of multimodal MRI and behavior after transient focal cerebral ischemia in rats. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2006 Nov;26(11):1451-62. Epub 2006 Mar 15. PubMed PMID: 16538230.

Sicard KM, Henninger N, Fisher M, Duong TQ, Ferris CF. Long-term changes of functional MRI-based brain function, behavioral status, and histopathology after transient focal cerebral ischemia in rats. Stroke. 2006 Oct;37(10):2593-600. Epub 2006 Aug 31. PubMed PMID: 16946164.

Meyer JS, Brevard ME, Piper BJ, Ali SF, Ferris CF. Neural effects of MDMA as determined by functional magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance spectroscopy in awake marmoset monkeys. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006 Aug;1074:365-76. PubMed PMID: 17105934.

Brevard ME, Meyer JS, Harder JA, Ferris CF. Imaging brain activity in conscious monkeys following oral MDMA (“ecstasy”). Magn Reson Imaging. 2006 Jul;24(6):707-14. Epub 2006 May 26. PubMed PMID: 16824965.

Ferris CF, Febo M, Luo F, Schmidt K, Brevard M, Harder JA, Kulkarni P, Messenger T, King JA. Functional magnetic resonance imaging in conscious animals: a new tool in behavioural neuroscience research. J Neuroendocrinol. 2006 May;18(5):307-18. Review. PubMed PMID: 16629829; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1448699.

Schmidt KF, Febo M, Shen Q, Luo F, Sicard KM, Ferris CF, Stein EA, Duong TQ. Hemodynamic and metabolic changes induced by cocaine in anesthetized rat observed with multimodal functional MRI. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2006 May;185(4):479-86. Epub 2006 Mar 21. PubMed PMID: 16550388.

Brevard ME, Kulkarni P, King JA, Ferris CF. Imaging the neural substrates involved in the genesis of pentylenetetrazol-induced seizures. Epilepsia. 2006 Apr;47(4):745-54. PubMed PMID: 16650141.

Ferris CF, Lu SF, Messenger T, Guillon CD, Heindel N, Miller M, Koppel G, Robert Bruns F, Simon NG. Orally active vasopressin V1a receptor antagonist, SRX251, selectively blocks aggressive behavior. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2006 Feb;83(2):169-74. Epub 2006 Feb 28. PubMed PMID: 16504276.

Febo M, Numan M, Ferris CF. Functional magnetic resonance imaging shows oxytocin activates brain regions associated with mother-pup bonding during suckling. J Neurosci. 2005 Dec 14;25(50):11637-44. PubMed PMID: 16354922.

King JA, Garelick TS, Brevard ME, Chen W, Messenger TL, Duong TQ, Ferris CF. Procedure for minimizing stress for fMRI studies in conscious rats. J Neurosci Methods. 2005 Oct 30;148(2):154-60. Epub 2005 Jun 16. PubMed PMID: 15964078.

Febo M, Segarra AC, Nair G, Schmidt K, Duong TQ, Ferris CF. The neural consequences of repeated cocaine exposure revealed by functional MRI in awake rats. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2005 May;30(5):936-43. PubMed PMID: 15637636.

Febo M, Ferris CF, Segarra AC. Estrogen influences cocaine-induced blood oxygen level-dependent signal changes in female rats. J Neurosci. 2005 Feb 2;25(5):1132-6. PubMed PMID: 15689549.

Ferris CF, Kulkarni P, Sullivan JM Jr, Harder JA, Messenger TL, Febo M. Pup suckling is more rewarding than cocaine: evidence from functional magnetic resonance imaging and three-dimensional computational analysis. J Neurosci. 2005 Jan 5;25(1):149-56. PubMed PMID: 15634776.

Febo M, Segarra AC, Tenney JR, Brevard ME, Duong TQ, Ferris CF. Imaging cocaine-induced changes in the mesocorticolimbic dopaminergic system of conscious rats. J Neurosci Methods. 2004 Oct 30;139(2):167-76. PubMed PMID: 15488229.

Tenney JR, Marshall PC, King JA, Ferris CF. fMRI of generalized absence status epilepticus in conscious marmoset monkeys reveals corticothalamic activation. Epilepsia. 2004 Oct;45(10):1240-7. PubMed PMID: 15461678.

Tenney JR, Duong TQ, King JA, Ferris CF. FMRI of brain activation in a genetic rat model of absence seizures. Epilepsia. 2004 Jun;45(6):576-82. PubMed PMID: 15144421.

Ferris CF, Snowdon CT, King JA, Sullivan JM Jr, Ziegler TE, Olson DP, Schultz-Darken NJ, Tannenbaum PL, Ludwig R, Wu Z, Einspanier A, Vaughan JT, Duong TQ. Activation of neural pathways associated with sexual arousal in non-human primates. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2004 Feb;19(2):168-75. PubMed PMID: 14745749; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1525212.

Ludwig R, Bodgdanov G, King J, Allard A, Ferris CF. A dual RF resonator system for high-field functional magnetic resonance imaging of small animals. J Neurosci Methods. 2004 Jan 30;132(2):125-35. PubMed PMID: 14706710.

Ferris CF. Using an animal model to assess the long-term behavioral and biological consequences of adolescent abuse and exposure to alcohol. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2003 Dec;1008:69-78. PubMed PMID: 14998873.

Brevard ME, Duong TQ, King JA, Ferris CF. Changes in MRI signal intensity during hypercapnic challenge under conscious and anesthetized conditions. Magn Reson Imaging. 2003 Nov;21(9):995-1001. PubMed PMID: 14684202.

Tenney JR, Duong TQ, King JA, Ludwig R, Ferris CF. Corticothalamic modulation during absence seizures in rats: a functional MRI assessment. Epilepsia. 2003 Sep;44(9):1133-40. PubMed PMID: 12919383.

Sicard K, Shen Q, Brevard ME, Sullivan R, Ferris CF, King JA, Duong TQ. Regional cerebral blood flow and BOLD responses in conscious and anesthetized rats under basal and hypercapnic conditions: implications for functional MRI studies. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2003 Apr;23(4):472-81. PubMed PMID: 12679724.

Ferris CF, Snowdon CT, King JA, Duong TQ, Ziegler TE, Ugurbil K, Ludwig R, Schultz-Darken NJ, Wu Z, Olson DP, Sullivan Jr JM, Tannenbaum PL, Vaughan JT. Functional imaging of brain activity in conscious monkeys responding to sexually arousing cues. Neuroreport. 2001 Jul 20;12(10):2231-6. PubMed PMID: 11447340.

Lahti KM, Ferris CF, Li F, Sotak CH, King JA. Imaging brain activity in conscious animals using functional MRI. J Neurosci Methods. 1998 Jul 1;82(1):75-83. PubMed PMID: 10223517.