Georgianna Gould, Ph.D.

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Cellular and Integrative Physiology

Georgianna Gould, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Education

B.S. Cornell University
M.S. Texas A&M University
Ph.D. Syracuse University

Research

Dr. Gould  postdoctoral studies in pharmacology in the laboratory of Dr. Alan Frazer (UT Health San Antonio 2002-2007) focused primarily on the role of transporter function in antidepressant action and on behavioral models of depression in rats.   Through collaborations she later investigated evolutionary divergences in the ligand binding properties of monoamine transporters between fish and mammals, and effects of low dose pesticide exposures on monoamine systems.  Dr. Gould joined the Department of Physiology in 2008, and currently utilizes mouse and fish model systems in her research, and has focused on autism etiology and treatment, mainly in the context of how social behavior is regulated by serotonin.  She is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, Society of Toxicology among other professional organizations, and has served on an NSF study section.  She is and has been PI on several funded projects, including one of ten congressionally directed Autism Idea Awards granted by the Department of Defense in 2012. Some of Dr. Gould’s research was contracted by the Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio from 2010-2013. In this capacity she has examined the effects of steroid hormones at and pharmacological targeting of serotonergic and cannabinoid systems in the brain.  Dr. Gould appreciates the opportunity to mentor undergraduate and high school students, and is active in the START-UPs, Health Careers High School and Voelcker Academy programs.

Lab Members

Current Lab Members:
Preston Klein
MD Student
(Research Elective)
Yatzil Sanchez
Lab Helper
Ian Pak
Student Associate
Bridgette Stewart
Student Associate
Gloria-Andrea Alcala
Undergraduate Student Associate
Amber Elizalde
Health Careers High School
Natasha Terrones
Health Careers High School
Anja Shakocius
Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy
Lyla Arnold
Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy
Chase Miller
Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy
Lab Alumni:
CMDR Stephen T. Schultz, DDS, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Susan M. Greene, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Valentina R. Garbarino, PhD
Graduate Student
So Yeon (Stacey) Uhm
MD Student (Research Elective)
Vu Vy
MD Student (Research Elective)
Mary C. Nunn
MD Student (Research Elective)
Bethany Pierce
MD Student (Research Elective)
Maryann E. England
MD Student (Research Elective)
Gowtham Ganesan
MD Student (Research Elective)
Miguel D. Osorio
MD Student (Research Elective)
Livia Ferreira
Laboratory Staff
Elizabeth Cody
Laboratory Staff
Marshall T. Edwards
Laboratory Staff
Sergey Poplyaev
Laboratory Staff
Ting-Ting Gu
Laboratory Staff
Alexia Johnson
R25 SPUR
Isabela Bustamante
R25 SPUR
Gloria-Andrea Alcala
R25 SPUR
Blanka Bordas
Undergraduate Student Associate
Mithil Penta
Undergraduate Student Associate
Margelid Baez
Undergraduate Student Associate
Gianna Davis
Undergraduate Student Associate
Helen Stephens
Undergraduate Student Associate
Taylor Santos
Undergraduate Student Associate
Anastassia Nelson
Undergraduate Student Associate
Nasriya Witt
Undergraduate Student Associate
Ednia Gutierrez
Undergraduate Student Associate
Priscilla Barba-Escobedo
Undergraduate Student Associate
Monica Gamez
Undergraduate Student Associate
Wynne Zhang
Undergraduate Student Associate
Saazina Afsah
Undergraduate Student Associate
Rocio Lozano
Undergraduate Student Associate
Alicia Sanchez
Undergraduate Student Associate
Corey Smolik
Undergraduate Student Associate
Keenan Treat
Undergraduate Student Associate
Elle Reid
Health Careers High School Student
Ian Pak
Health Careers High School Student
Mithil Penta
Health Careers High School Student
Lucas Bardy
Health Careers High School Student
Brianna Pendry
Health Careers High School Student
Nikhita Pathapati
Health Careers High School Student
John Yunger
Health Careers High School Student
Samantha Guerro
Health Careers High School Student
Blanka Bordas
Health Careers High School Student
Phillip Kaplan
Health Careers High School Student
Lee Kaplan
Health Careers High School Student
Anjuli Goring
Health Careers High School Student
Tyler Presbyla
Health Careers High School Student
Wynne Zhang
Health Careers High School Student
Timpthy Pham
Health Careers High School Student
Kiran Lalani
Health Careers High School Student
Jonathan Allen
Health Careers High School Student
Nasriya Witt
Health Careers High School Student
Angela Ontanon
Northside Independent School District Summer Student
Noah Hodge
Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy Summer High School Student
Brandon Rice
Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy Summer High School Student
Beril Saygin
Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy Summer High School Student
Nikhita Pathapati
Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy Summer High School Student
Matt Leonard
Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy Summer High School Student
Carol Amya
Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy Summer High School Student
Meghan Tachibana
Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy Summer High School Student
Abigail Brady
Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy Summer High School Student
Benita Lee
Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy Summer High School Student
Clover Moten
Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy Summer High School Student