Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Richard J. Ross

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Richard J. Ross

Professor of Psychiatry at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (116 MHC)
University and Woodland Avenues
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 2158235870
Education:
B.A. ((History))
Columbia University , 1968.
M.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1975.
Ph.D. ((Physiology))
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1975.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Medicine, Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, CT, 1975-1976.
Resident in Psychiatry, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1976-1979.
Pharmacology Research Associate, Clinical Psychobiology Branch , National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD, 1979-1981.
Medical Staff Fellow, Clinical Psychobiology Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD, 1981-1982.
Senior Staff Fellow, Clinical Psychobiology Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD, 1982-1983.
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Selected Publications

Sanford, L.D., Tang, X., Xiao, J., Ross, R.J., Morrison, A.R. : GABAergic regulation of REM sleep in reticularis pontis oralis and caudalis in rats. J Neurophysiol. 90: 938-945, 2003.

Ross, R.J., Morrison, A.R., Sanford, L.D., Jha, S.K. : . Suppression of REM sleep in rats recorded in a fearful context. Sleep. 26(Supp1): A443, 2003.

Xiao, J., Tang, X., Ross, R.J., Morrison, A.R., Sanford, L.D. : Tetrodotoxin inactivation of pontine regions suppresses REM sleep. Sleep. 26(Supp1): A4, 2003.

Mann, S.C., Campbell, E.C., Caroff, S.N., Ross, R.J: Psychiatric aspects of movement disorders and sleep. In: Sleep and Movement Disorders. Philadelphia, Butterworth-Heinemann S. Chokroverty, W. Hening, A. Walters. (eds.). 2003.

Silvestri, A.J., Sanford, L.D., Ross, R.J., Mann, G.L., Pavlock, A., Morrison, A.R: The central nucleus of the amygdala and the wake-promoting effects of modafinil. Brain Res. 941: 43-52, 2002.

Jha, S.K., Paull, D.S., Ross, R.J., Morrison, A.R.: NREM and REM sleep related neurons in the central nucleus of the amygdala and their modulation by dorsal raphe stimulation in rats. Sleep. 25(Supp1): A99, 2002.

Jha, S.K., Ross, R.J., Morrison, A.R. : Effects of electrical stimulation of the dorsal raphe nucleus on sleep-related neurons in the central nucleus of the amygdala. Program No. 577.13. Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience. Online. 2002.

Sanford, L.D., Silvestri, A.J., Ross, R.J., Morrison, A.R: Influence of fear conditioning on elicited ponto-geniculo-occipital waves and rapid eye movement sleep. Arch. Ital. Biol. 139: 169-183, 2001.

Sanford, L.D., Cheng, C.S., Silvestri, A.J., Tang, X., Mann, G.L., Ross, R.J., Morrison, A.R: Sleep and behavior in rats with pontine lesions producing REM without atonia. Sleep Res. Online. 4: 1-5, 2001.

Ross, R.J., Book, H.W., Sanford, L.D., Silver, S.M., Ford, N.M., Huff, R.M., Morrison, A.R. : REM activity increase in PTSD does not depend on a depressive diathesis and alcoholism. Sleep. 24(Supp1): A118, 2001.

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