Olga Lipatova - Directory - Christopher Newport University


Olga Lipatova

Neuroscience Program - Department of Psychology - Center for Sustainability in Education

Olga Lipatova

Associate Professor

Forbes Hall 1050
(757) 594-8298


  • Ph D in Psychology, University of Vermont
  • MA in Psychology, University of Vermont
  • BA in Psychology, Binghamton University


Cognitive Psychology
Sensation & Perception
Research Methods


Effects of hormones on learning and memory.


B.A. in Psychology from SUNY Binghamton.
M.A. & PhD in Psychology (field of Behavioral Neuroscience) from University of Vermont.

Selected Accomplishments

  • Journal Article, Professional Journal
    (2018). Sex Differences and the Role of Acute Stress in the Open-Field Tower Maze. Physiology and Behavior. Issue, 189. Pages, 16-25.
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal
    (2017). Auditory Cue Absence as a Conditioned Stimulus for Delay Eyeblink Conditioning. Behavioral Neuroscience.
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal
    (2016). Food-restriction lowers the acoustic startle response in both male and female rats, and in combination with acute ghrelin injection, abolishes the expression of fear-potentiated startle in male rats.. Journal of Neuroendocrinology. Volume, 28. Issue, 11.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2016). The Miracle Fruit: An Undergraduate Laboratory Exercise in Taste Sensation and Perception.. Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education.
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal
    (2016). 17β-estradiol replacement in ovariectomized female rats slows Set 1 learning and enhances learning of Set 2 in an extra-dimensional set-shifting paradigm.. Behavioral Neuroscience. Volume, 130. Issue, 1. Pages, 44-9.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2015). Place and Response Learning in the Open-Field Tower Maze. Journal of Visualized Experiments. Volume, 105. Pages, e53227.
  • William Knight, Joseph Picone, Susannah Garber, Olga Lipatova, Virginia Academy of Science Annual Meeting, "Sex differences modulate behavioral and stress influences on serotonin and dopamine receptors in rat brain.," Norfolk, VA. (2019)
  • Gayle Dow, Olga Lipatova, South Eastern Psychological Association, "Changes in Oxytocin and Cortisol Levels Following Competitive Group Problem Solving Task," Jacksonville, FL. (2019)
  • Joseph Picone, William Knight, Jake Boles, Matthew Campolattaro, Olga Lipatova, Virginia Academy of Science Annual Meeting, "Stress-induced modulation of brain dopamine and serotonin receptor expression in male and female rats.," Farmville, VA. (2018)
  • Joseph Picone, William Knight, Jake Boles, Olga Lipatova, Society for Neuroscience, "Quantitative analysis of DA and 5-HT receptor mRNA expression within dorsal striatum and hippocampus of female and male rats," Washington D.C.. (2017)
  • William Knight, Olga Lipatova, "Gene Expression of Serotonin and Dopamine Receptors in the Emotional and Memory-forming Centers of Stressed Male and Female R," Sponsored by Christopher Newport University
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