Denisse is interested in studying the underlying biological mechanisms of stress-related psychiatric disorders such as depression. Specifically, she wants to study potential interventions that could improve the effects of psychotherapy. Hometown San Pedro Sula, Honduras Lab Association David Morilak, Ph.D. Hobbies and Interests Music, reading, writing, running, and Thai food.
Trinity University - San Antonio, Texas
Awards & Accomplishments
ACL&M Travel Scholarship Award – March 2017
UTHSCSA Pharmacology Graduate Student Symposium – San Antonio, Texas – October, 2015 Science Communication and Outreach Symposium – San Antonio, Texas – September, 2015 Role of α-1 Receptors in the medial prefrontal cortex on the therapeutic effects of extinction learning in rats (Poster) UTHSCSA Center for Biomedical Sciences (CBN) Retreat – San Antonio, Texas – May, 2015 Effects of chronic unpredictable stress and chronic cold stress on cognitive flexibility in female rats (Poster) Modeling cognitive therapy in the rat: fear extinction reverses chronic stress-induced cognitive inflexibility and coping style choice (Poster) Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting – Chicago, Illinois – October, 2015 Effects of chronic unpredictable stress and chronic cold stress on cognitive flexibility in female rats (Poster) Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting – San Diego, California – November, 2013 White matter asymmetry of the superior longitudinal fasciculus and gray matter asymmetry of the parietal operculum and planum temporale in chimpanzees (Poster)
Fucich, EA., Paredes, D. and Morilak, DA. (2016) Therapeutic Effects of Extinction Learning as a Model of Exposure Therapy in Rats Neuropsychopharmacology Dec;41(13):3092-3102