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Sarah Laredo's Profile

  • Name: Sarah Laredo
  • Grad Group: Animal Behavior
  • Major Professor: Brian Trainor
  • Department: Psychology
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  • Email: salaredo@ucdavis.edu
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  • BA - Brandeis University - Psychology - 2008

Research Interests

  • I am interested in the neural and hormonal bases of social defeat in the California mouse. I am currently investigating the effects of social stress on spatial learning and hippocampal function in both male and female California mice. Using these mice as a model for depression and anxiety-like behaviors, I will be assessing the role of the mu-opioid receptor on spatial learning behavior following social defeat.

Research Interest Summary

  • The role of social defeat and the mu-opioid receptor on spatial learning behavior in California mice.


  • Laredo, S.A. & Trainor, B.C. (2012). Photoperiodic regulation of estrogen-dependent aggression. In G. Ball & J. Balthazart (Eds.), Brain aromatase, estrogens and behavior. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Trainor, B.C. et al. (2013). Sex differences in stress-induced social withdrawal: independence from adult gonadal hormones and inhibition of female phenotype by corncob bedding. Hormones and Behavior, 63(3), 543-550.
  • Laredo, S.A. et al. (2013). Nongenomic effects of estradiol on aggression under short day photoperiods. Hormones and Behavior.