Professor, Department of Psychology
University of Cambridge, Ph.D. (Natural Sciences)
University of Cambridge, M.A. (Natural Sciences)
University of Cambridge, B.A. (Natural Sciences)
Effects of stress on animals and man, especially the effects on biogenic amines, specifically catecholamines (norepinephrine and dopamine) and the indoleamines (serotonin) and tryptophan metabolism.
Interactions between the immune system and the nervous system, specifically the role of cytokines, and their effects on the nervous system and behavior.
Lin Y, Quartermain, D., Dunn, A.J., Weinshenker, D, Stone, E.A. Possible dopaminergic stimulation of locus coeruleus a1-adrenoceptors involved in behavioral activation. Synapse 7: 516-523 (2008).
Wang, J., Dunn, A.J., Roberts, A. J. and Zhang, H. Decreased immobility in swimming test by homologous interferon-a in mice accompanied with increased cerebral tryptophan level and serotonin turnover. Neuroscience Letters 452: 96-100 (2009).
Lin, Y., Sarfraz, Y., Jensen, A., Dunn, A.J. and Stone, E.A.. Participation of brainstem monoaminergic nuclei in behavioral depression. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior. 100; 330-339 (2011).
Swiergiel, A.H., Majzoub, J. and Dunn, A.J. Effects of urocortin-3 on mouse behavior; comparison with corticotropin-releasing factor. In preparation.
Dunn, A.J. The role of NO synthase subtypes in the indoleaminergic responses to interleukin-1 and lipopolysaccharide. Neurochemistry International, submitted for publication.
Dunn, A.J. and Newman, R.A. Leukemia in mice induces stress-like behavioral, endocrine, and neurochemical changes. Brain Research, Submitted for publication.