Jennifer Brielmaier

Jennifer Brielmaier

Jennifer Brielmaier

Associate Professor

Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: Neuroscience, stress

Dr. Brielmaier received her Ph.D. in Biopsychology (now Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience) from George Mason University in 2010. She returned to the Psychology Department as a Term Assistant Professor in 2012 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Brielmaier teaches courses in biopsychology as well as several undergraduate Neuroscience courses. She was the recipient of a George Mason University Teaching Excellence Award in 2016.

Selected Publications

Brielmaier J. The Woman Born Without a Cerebellum: A Real-Life Case Adapted for Use in an Undergraduate Developmental and Systems Neuroscience Course. Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education. 2016;15(1):C1.

Brielmaier J, Senerth JM, Silverman JL, Matteson PG, Millonig JH, DiCicco-Bloom E, Crawley JN. Chronic desipramine treatment rescues depression-related, social and cognitive deficits in Engrailed-2 knockout mice. Genes Brain Behav. 2014 Mar;13(3):286-298.

Brielmaier J, Matteson PG, Silverman JL, Senerth JM, Kelly S, Genestine M, Millonig JH, DiCicco-Bloom E, Crawley JN. Autism-relevant social abnormalities and cognitive deficits in engrailed-2 knockout mice. PLoS One. 2012; 7(7):e40914.

Brielmaier J, McDonald CG, Smith RF. Effects of acute stress on acquisition of nicotine conditioned place preference in adolescent rats: a role for corticotropin-releasing factor 1 receptors. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2012 Jan; 219(1):73-82.

Prager EM, Brielmaier J, Bergstrom HC, McGuire J, Johnson LR. Localization of mineralocorticoid receptors at mammalian synapses. PLoS One. 2010 Dec 15; 5(12):e14344.

Brielmaier JM, McDonald CG, Smith RF. Nicotine place preference in a biased conditioned place preference design. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2008 Mar; 89(1):94-100.

McDonald CG, Eppolito AK, Brielmaier JM, Smith LN, Bergstrom HC, Lawhead MR,Smith RF. Evidence for elevated nicotine-induced structural plasticity in nucleus accumbens of adolescent rats. Brain Res. 2007 Jun 2; 1151:211-218.

Brielmaier JM, McDonald CG, Smith RF. Immediate and long-term behavioral effects of a single nicotine injection in adolescent and adult rats. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2007 Jan-Feb;29(1):74-80.

Smith LN, McDonald CG, Bergstrom HC, Brielmaier JM, Eppolito AK, Wheeler TL,

Falco AM, Smith RF. Long-term changes in fear conditioning and anxiety-like behavior following nicotine exposure in adult versus adolescent rats. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2006; 85(1):91-97.

Courses Taught

Physiological Psychology -- PSYC 372

Brain and Behavior – PSYC 376

Principles of Learning – PSYC 304

Molecular, Developmental and Systems Neuroscience – NEUR 335

Laboratory Methods in Behavioral Neuroscience – NEUR 395

Current Topics in Neuroscience – NEUR 410

Seminar in Neuroscience – NEUR 411

Recent Presentations

Kuo, Y., Luan, J., & Brielmaier, J. (2016). Learner control in online environments:
Understanding learner behaviors via learning analytics. Paper presented at the American
Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, April 2016.
 
Brielmaier, J. & Kuo, Y. (2015). Effect of instructional design on students’ motivation
to learn in an online psychology course. GMU Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference, September 2016.
 
Kuo, Y., Luan, J., & Brielmaier, J. Investigating students’ use of lecture videos via data mining and surveys: A case study for understanding learning behaviors in online courses. International Conference on Web-Based Learning, November 2015.
 
Brielmaier, J. & Kuo, Y. Effect of instructional design on students’ motivation to learn in online courses. GMU Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference, September 2015.
 
Brielmaier, J. & Kuo, Y. Instructional Design Cycle Applied to an Online Psychology Course. GMU Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference, September
2014.