Department of Veterinary Pathobiology

Catherine E. Hagan
Assistant Professor

  • B.S. Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
  • D.V.M., University of California, School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis, CA
  • Ph.D. and Post-doc., University of Washington, School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

Building Address: S121 Comparison Medicine Laboratories at Discovery Ridge
Phone Number: (573) 882-9568

Lab Website:

Research Emphasis: Understanding the role of innate immunity in behavior; interactions between the serotonergic system and brain immune cells in neuroinflammation; the role of innate immune signaling in animal models of stress disorders; tissue-specific roles in coordinating toll-like receptor responses in the brain.

Teaching Responsibilities: Comparative medicine and pathology, immunology


Selected Publications:

Schindler, A. G., Shanker, H., Mesinger, D. I., Miyatake, M., Hagan, C. E., Neumaier, J. F., Chavkin, C. (2012) “Stress produces aversion and potentiates cocaine reward by releasing endogenous dynorphins in the ventral striatum to locally stimulate serotonin reuptake.” Journal of Neuroscience. (in press).

Hagan, C. E., McDevitt, R. A., Liu, Y., Furay, A. R., Neumaier, J. F. (2012) "5-HT1B autoreceptor regulation of serotonin transporter activity in synaptosomes.” Synapse. 66(12):1024-34..

Bruchas, M. R., Schindler, A. G., Shankar, H., Messinger, D., Miyatake, M., Land, B. B., Lemos, J. C., Hagan, C. E., Neumaier, J. F., Chavkin, C. (2011). “p38α MAPK deletion in serotonergic neurons produces stress-resilience in models of depression and addiction.” Neuron. 71(3):498-511.

Hagan, C. E., Schenk, J. O., Neumaier, J. F. (2011). “The contribution of low affinity transport mechanisms to serotonin clearance in synaptosomes.” Synapse. 65(10):1015-1023.

Hagan, C. E., Neumaier J. F., Schenk, J. O. (2010). “Rotating disk electrode voltammetric measurements of serotonin transporter kinetics in synaptosomes.” Journal of Neuroscience Methods. Oct 30; 193(1):29-38.

Book Chapter

Hagan, C. E., Bolon, B. N., Keene, C. D. (2012). “Nervous System.” In P. M. Treuting, S. M. Dintzis (Eds.), Comparative Anatomy and Histology: A Mouse and Human Atlas (1st edition, pp. 339 – 394). London, UK: Academic Press (Elsevier).

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