Curriculum Vitae

Jared Schwartzer

Program in Neuroscience and Behavior
Department of Psychology & Education
Mount Holyoke College

50 College Street, South Hadley, MA 01075
Phone: (413) 538-2843


EDUCATION

Ph.D. Psychology-Behavioral Neuroscience
Department of Psychology, Northeastern University

M.A. Teaching (Certification for Massachusetts Licensure)
School of Education, Northeastern University

B.S. Psychology, Summa Cum Laude
Department of Psychology, Northeastern University

 

POSITIONS AND EMPLOYMENT

2016 - Present
Assistant Professor - Behavioral Neuroscience
Psychology & Education - Mount Holyoke College

2013 - 2016
Visiting Assistant Professor - Program in Neuroscience and Behavior
Psychology & Education – Mount Holyoke College

2013
Postdoctoral Scholar – Department of Neurological Surgery
School of Medicine, University of California, Davis

2012 - 2013
Adjunct Lecturer – Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences 
School of Medicine, University of California, Davis

2011 - 2013
NIMH Postdoctoral Fellow - M.I.N.D. Institute
School of Medicine, University of California, Davis

2007 - 2011
Graduate Associate - Department of Psychology
Northeastern University

2007 - 2011
Teaching Assistant - Department of Psychology
Northeastern University

2005 - 2007
Research Assistant - Department of Psychology
Northeastern University

 

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Current

Principle Investigator – National Institutes of Health
Mouse model of maternal allergic asthma and offspring autism-like behavioral deficits
2015 - 2018     NICHD – R15 HD082638

 

Previous

Co-Investigator – National Institutes of Health                                              
Mouse model of maternal allergic asthma and offspring autism-like behavioral deficits
2013  NINDS     R01 NS079775

Postdoctoral Training Fellowship - National Institutes of Health
Interdisciplinary Training for Autism Research
2011 - 2013    NIMH - T32 MH073124                   

Co-Investigator – NARSAD Young Investigator Award 
Mediators of neuroimmune activation and the pathophysiology of schizophrenia: translating human studies with mouse models. 
2011 - 2013

 

PUBLICATIONS

Journals (peer-reviewed)

J.J. Schwartzer, M. Careaga, Coburn M.A., D.R. Rose, H.K. Hughes, P. Ashwood (2016) Behavioral impact of maternal allergic-asthma in two genetically distinct mouse strains. Brain, Behavior & Immunity.  (In Press)

J.J. Schwartzer, C.E. Onore, D.R. Rose, P. Ashwood (2016) C57BL/6J bone marrow increases sociability in BTBR T+ Itpr3tf/J Mice. Brain, Behavior & Immunity.  59:55-61

J.J. Schwartzer, M. Careaga, C. Chang*, C.E. Onore, P. Ashwood (2015) Allergic fetal priming leads to developmental, behavioral, and neurobiological changes in mice. Translational Psychiatry. 5, e543

M. Careaga, J.J. Schwartzer, P. Ashwood. (2015) Inflammatory profiles in the BTBR mouse: How relevant are they to Autism Spectrum Disorders? Brain, Behavior & Immunity. 43:11-6

C.E. Onore, J.J. Schwartzer, M. Careaga, R.F. Berman, P. Ashwood. (2014)  Maternal immune activation leads to activated inflammatory macrophages in offspring. Brain, Behavior & Immunity. 38:220-6 

C. Giulivi, E. Napoli, J.J. Schwartzer, M. Careaga, P. Ashwood (2013) Gestational exposure to a viral mimic results in long lasting changes in mitochondrial substrate oxidation by white cells from offspring. Mediators of Inflammation. Vol. 2013, Article ID 609602

C.E. Onore, M. Careaga, B.A. Babineau, J.J. Schwartzer, R.F. Berman, P. Ashwood. (2013)  Inflammatory Macrophage Phenotype in BTBR T+tf/J Mice. Frontiers in Neuroendocrine Science.  7:158

J.J. Schwartzer,  L.A. Ricci, R.H. Melloni, Jr. (2013) Prior fighting experience alters fighting ability in Syrian hamsters: Implications for a role of dopamine in the establishment of dominance. Aggressive Behavior. 39(4):290-300

J.J. Schwartzer, M. Careaga, C.E. Onore, J.A. Rushakoff*, R.F. Berman, P. Ashwood (2013) Maternal immune activation and strain specific interactions in the development of autism-like behaviors in mice. Translational Psychiatry. 3:e240

J.J. Schwartzer, C.M. Koenig, R.F. Berman (2013) Using mouse models of autism spectrum disorders to study the neurotoxicology of gene-environment interactions. Neurotoxicology and Teratology. 36:17-35

J.J. Schwartzer, R.H. Melloni, Jr. (2010) Dopamine activity in the lateral anterior hypothalamus modulates AAS-induced aggrssion through D2 but not D5 receptors. Behavioral Neuroscience. 124(5):645-55

J.J. Schwartzer, R.H. Melloni, Jr. (2010) Anterior hypothalamic dopamine D2 receptors modulate adolescent AAS-induced offensive aggression. Behavioural Pharmacology. 21(4):314-22

M. Carrillo, L.A. Ricci, J.J. Schwartzer, R.H. Melloni, Jr. (2010) Immunohistochemical characterization of 5-HT3A receptors in the Syrian hamster forebrain. Brain Research. 1329:67-81

J.J. Schwartzer, L.A. Ricci, R.H. Melloni, Jr. (2009) Interactions between the dopaminergic and GABAergic neural systems in the lateral anterior hypothalamus of aggressive AAS-treated hamsters. Behavioral Brain Research. 203(1):15-22.

J.J. Schwartzer, R.L. Morrison, L.A. Ricci, R.H. Melloni, Jr. (2009) Paliperidone suppresses the development of the aggressive phenotype in a developmentally sensitive animal model of escalated aggression. Psychopharmacology. 203:653-663          

J.J. Schwartzer, L.A. Ricci, R.H. Melloni, Jr. (2009) Adolescent anabolic androgenic steroid exposure alters lateral anterior  hypothalamic serotonin-2A receptors in aggressive male hamsters. Behavioural Brain Research. 199: 257-262 

L.A. Ricci, J.J. Schwartzer, R.H. Melloni, Jr. (2009) Alterations in the anterior hypothalamic dopamine system in aggressive adolescent AAS-treated hamsters. Hormones and Behavior. 55: 348-355

J.J. Schwartzer, D.F. Connor, R. Morrison, L.A. Ricci, R.H. Melloni, Jr. (2008) Repeated risperidone administration during puberty prevents the generation of the aggressive phenotype in a developmentally immature animal model of escalated aggression. Physiology and Behavior. 95: 176-181

 

Book Chapters

M.R. Hunsaker, J.J. Schwartzer, R.F. Berman (2014). Mouse models of Fragile X Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome. In M. LeDoux, (Ed), Movement Disorders: Genetics and Models, Second Edition. (pp. 641-654) Waltham, MA: Academic Press.

 

Conference Abstracts

P.B. Tijerina, Y.Q. Ma, D. Lauterstein, M.A. Coburn*, F.J. Emerson*, J.J. Schwartzer, L.C. Chen, J.T. Zelikoff (2016) Gene by environment interactions in a maternal allergic c asthma model of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Society of Toxicology, Baltimore, MD. March 12-16, 2017

F.J. Emerson,* M. Berkowitz-Cerasano*, J.J. Schwartzer (2016) Gene by environment interactions in a maternal allergic c asthma model of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA. November 12-16, 2016

M.A. Cobrun*, Megan E. Johnson*, P.B. Tijerina, J.T. Zelikoff, J.J. Schwartzer (2016) ASD-like behavioral deficits inamouse model of gestationl exposure to Concentrate Ambient Particulate Matter. Society for Neuroscience, San Deigo, CA. November 12-16, 2016

J.J. Schwartzer, M. Careaga, C. Chang, C.E. Onore, P. Ashwood (2015) Developmental, behavioral, and neurobiological consequences of maternal allergic asthma: A mouse model in support of clinical findings. To be presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, May 13-16, 2015

J. J. Schwartzer, K. O. Suen, K.A. Gill, P. Nanda, L. A. Altomare, R. D. Sanchez (2014) Maternal immune activation and juvenile social motivation in mice. Society for Neuroscience, #2250, November 15-19, 2014

C.E. Onore, J.J. Schwartzer, M. Careaga, R.F. Berman, P. Ashwood (2014) Maternal Immune Activation leads to activated inflammatory macrophages in offspring. Presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research,  May 14-17, 2014

K.A. Gill, R. D. Sanchez, K.O. Suen, J.J. Schwartzer. (2014) Reduced social modivation in juvenile BTBR T+ tf/J mice: Implications for a mouse model of social reward deficits in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Presented at Northeast Undergraduate Research Organization for Neuroscience, February 23,  2014

J.J. Schwartzer, E.T. Doisy, D. Garcia-Arocena, A.L. Jamal, C.C. Chang, L.C. Brochard, A.R. Laman-Maharg, R.F. Berman (2013) Allopregnanolone reduces behavioral deficits in a CGG knock-in mouse model of Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome. Presented at Society for Neuroscience, #63.18, November 9-13, 2013

R.F. Berman, J.J. Schwartzer, C.C. Chang, L.C. Brouchard, R. Willemsen (2013) Effects of allopregnanolone treatment on CGG KI mice motor performance, anxiety and cognitive function. Presented at International Conference on the FMR1 Premutation: Basic Mechanisms and Clinical Involvement.

C.C. Chang, J.J. Schwartzer, R.F. Berman (2013) Effects of Allopregnanolone on behavior in a mouse model exhibiting deficits of Fragile-X associated tremor/ataxia syndrome. Presented at the UC Davis Undergraduate Research Conference. 

C.E. Onore, M. Careaga, B.A. Babineau, J.J. Schwartzer , R.F. Berman, P. Ashwood. (2013) BTBR T+ tf/J mice exhibit an inflammatory macrophage cytokine profile with associations to repetitive grooming behavior. Presented at International Meeting for Autism Research

Y.T. Cheng, J.J. SchwartzerR.F. Berman (2012) Autistic-like behavior testing and stereological counting of basolateral amygdala neuron numbers in C57 and BTBR mice. Presented at the Interdisciplinary Research Internship Symposium

J.J. Schwartzer, M. Careaga, P. Ashwood, R.F. Berman (2012) Investigation of vocalization and play behavior in juvenile offspring of maternal immune activated female mice. Presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research

J.A. Rushakoff, J.J. Schwartzer, P. Ashwood, R.F. Berman (2012) Maternal immune activation alters ultrasonic vocalizations in BTBR and C57Bl/6J mice. Presented at UC Davis Undergraduate Research Conference

T.M. Noyon, M. Careaga, J.J. Schwartzer, R.F. Berman, P. Ashwood, (2012) Maternal exposure to PolyI:C and its influence on immune function and behavior in offspring of exposed C57Bl/6J mice. Presented at UC Davis Undergraduate Research Conference.

J.J. Schwartzer, R. H. Melloni, Jr. (2010) The anterior hypothalamic dopamine system modulates adolescent AAS-induced aggression through D2 but not D5 receptor. Presented at International Society for Research on Aggression

J.J. Schwartzer, R.H. Melloni, Jr. (2010) Integrating dopamine, serotonin, and GABA neural systems in the lateral anterior hypothalamus of aggressive adolescent AAS-treated Syrian hamsters. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts. 40, #168.13

J.J. Schwartzer, S. Marsh, L.A. Ricci, R.H. Melloni, Jr. (2009) Paliperidone blocks the offensive aggressive behavior in adolescent hamsters. Presented at Northeastern University Research & Scholarship Expo

S. Marsh, J.J. Schwartzer, R. H. Melloni, Jr. (2009) Anabolic androgenic steroids-induced effects on serotonergic and GABAergic neural systems in the lateral anterior hypothalamus of male Syrian hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus). Presented at Northeastern University Research & Scholarship Expo

L. M. Reynolds, J. J. Schwartzer, R. H. Melloni, Jr. (2009) The role of dopamine D5 receptors in the LAH of aggressive adolescent AAS treated hamsters. The Journal of Young Investigators.

J.J. Schwartzer, R.L. Morrison, L.A. Ricci, R.H. Melloni, Jr. (2008) Acute and repeated exposure to paliperidone blocks the offensive aggressive behavior of the adolescent hamster. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts. 38, #864.7

L.A. Ricci, J.J. Schwartzer, R.H. Melloni, Jr. (2008) Adolescent anabolic steroids alter 5HT2A localization in hamster brain. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts. 34, #279.18

J.J. Schwartzer, L.A. Ricci, R.H. Melloni, Jr. (2007) Alterations in anterior hypothalamic dopamine and dopamine D2 receptor immunoreactivity correlates wit aggression in adolescent, anabolic androgenic steroid treated hamsters. Presented at Northeastern University Research & Scholarship Expo

J.J. Schwartzer, L.A. Ricci, D.F. Connor, R. Morrison, R.H. Melloni, Jr. (2006) Risperidone exerts potent             anti-aggressive effects in a developmentally immature animal model of escalated aggression. Presented at Northeastern University Research & Scholarship Expo

J.J. Schwartzer, L.A. Ricci, D.F. Connor, R. Morrison, R.H. Melloni, Jr. (2006) Risperidone prevents the phenotypic expression of adolescent cocaine-induced offensive aggression in the Syrian hamster: a developmental neuropharmacological analysis. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts. 36, 198.1

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

Excellence in Postdoctoral Research (Finalist) – University of California, Davis. 2013
Lagerspetz Award – International Society for Research on Aggression. 2010
Excellence in Student Research – Northeastern University. 2007
Faculty Scholar Award – Behavioral Neuroscience, Northeastern University, 2007

 

TEACHING

Mount Holyoke College

Statistics
Clinical Neuroscience
Laboratory in Behavioral Neuroscience 
Psychopharmacology
Seminar: Sex, Drugs, & Psychopaths

 

University of California, Davis                         

Seminar: Sex, Drugs & Psychopaths 

 

Northeastern University

Foundations of Psychology (Teaching Assistant)
Statistics in Psychology (Teaching Assistant)
Psychobiology (Teaching Assistant)
Clinical Neuroscience (Guest Lecturer)
Biological Basis of Mental Illness (Guest Lecturer)

 

INVITED TALKS

"Neuroimmune Interactions and its Implications for Neurodevelopmental Disorders," October 3, 2016,
Mary Elizabeth Diskason King '47, M.D. Annual Lecture Series in the Life Science: Smith College, Northampton, MA

"Faster, Better Data: Using Automated Systems to Quantify Behavior,” February 28, 2016,
 NEURON Conference, Quinnipiac University, North Haven, CT


“Assessing Complex Social Processes in a Mouse Model of Neurodevelopmental Disorders,” April 7, 2015
Ethovision User’s Meeting, Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

“Maternal Allergic Asthma and its Implications for Autism Spectrum Disorder,” April 2, 2015
Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut

“Autism Spectrum Disorders: Moving from Correlation to Causation,” December 12, 2014
Department of Psychology, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

“Environmental influences on the development of social behavior,” April 17, 2013
Neuroscience and Behavior Group, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

“Modeling child neuropsychiatric disorders from aggression to autism,” January 29, 2013
Department of Psychology, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA

Dopamine, Androgens, & the Aggression Circuit: A window into Adolescent Development,” October 9, 2012
Biological Psychology Seminar Series, University of California, Davis, CA

Modeling Environmental Impacts on Brain & Behavior Development,” October 7, 2011
MIND Institute Research Seminar Series, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, MIND Institute 

Agonistic Social Encounters in Adolescent Development: Behavioral & Neurobiological Correlates,” January 21, 2011
Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, Davis, CA

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Society for Neuroscience 
International Society for Research on Aggression
American Association for the Advancement of Science     
International Society for Autism Research                                    

 

ACADEMIC SERVICE

Scientist Member - Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
Mount Holyoke College, 2016 – present

Faculty Advisor-  Neuroscience Student Forum
Mount Holyoke College, 2013 – present

 Member - Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
Northeastern University, 2007 – 2010

 

REVIEWER ACTIVITIES (AD HOC)

Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
Physiology and Behavior
Environmental Health Perspectives
International Meeting for Autism Research
Genes, Brain, and Behavior
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Mediators of Inflammation
Psychoneuroendocrinology