Robert Drugan

Phone: (603) 862-4570
Office: Psychology, McConnell Hall Rm 434, Durham, NH 03824
Robert Drugan


  • Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • M.A., Psychology, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • B.A., Psychology, Susquehanna University

Research Interests

  • Animal model
  • Anxiety
  • Coping
  • Depression
  • Drug addiction
  • Resilience
  • Stress
  • Ultrasonic vocalization
  • Vulnerability

Courses Taught

  • INCO 590: Rsrch Exp/Psychology
  • INCO 790: Adv Rsrch Exp/Psychology
  • NSB 799H: Honors Senior Thesis
  • PSYC 735: Neurobiology of Mood Disorders
  • PSYC 737: Behavioral Medicine
  • PSYC 933: Adv Sem/Physiological Psych
  • PSYC 991: Pract&Sem/Teaching Psychology
  • PSYC 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Donner, N. C., Kubala, K. H., Hassell Jr., J. E., Lieb, M. W., Nguyen, K. T., Heinze, J. D., . . . Lowry, C. A. (2018). Two models of inescapable stress increase tph2 mRNA expression in the anxiety-related dorsomedial part of the dorsal raphe nucleus. Neurobiology of Stress, 8, 68-81. doi:10.1016/j.ynstr.2018.01.003

Stafford, N. P., Jones, A. M., & Drugan, R. C. (2015). Ultrasonic vocalizations during intermittent swim stress forecasts resilience in a subsequent juvenile social exploration test of anxiety. Behavioural Brain Research, 287, 196-199. doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2015.03.041

Drugan, R. C., Warner, T. A., Papallo, T. A., Castracane, L. L., & Stafford, N. P. (2014). Ultrasonic vocalizations during intermittent swim stress forecasts resilience in subsequent forced swim and spatial learning tests. Behavioural Brain Research, 259, 41-44. doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2013.10.029

Drugan, R. C., Hibl, P. T., Kelly, K. J., Dady, K. F., Hale, M. W., & Lowry, C. A. (2013). Prior cold water swim stress alters immobility in the forced swim test and associated activation of serotonergic neurons in the rat dorsal raphe nucleus. Neuroscience, 253, 221-234. doi:10.1016/j.neuroscience.2013.08.038

Warner, T. A., Stafford, N. P., Rompala, G. R., Van Hoogenstyn, A. J., Elgert, E., & Drugan, R. C. (2013). Intermittent swim stress causes Morris water maze performance deficits in a massed-learning trial procedure that are exacerbated by reboxetine. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 113, 12-19. doi:10.1016/j.pbb.2013.09.014

Drugan, R. C., Leslie Morrow, A., Weizman, R., Weizman, A., Deutsch, S. I., Crawley, J. N., & Paul, S. M. (1989). Stress-induced behavioral depression in the rat is associated with a decrease in GABA receptor-mediated chloride ion flux and brain benzodiazepine receptor occupancy. Brain Research, 487(1), 45-51. doi:10.1016/0006-8993(89)90938-4

Drugan, R. C., Ryan, S. M., Minor, T. R., & Maier, S. F. (1984). Librium prevents the analgesia and shuttlebox escape deficit typically observed following inescapable shock. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 21(5), 749-754. doi:10.1016/s0091-3057(84)80014-3

Laudenslager, M., Ryan, S., Drugan, R., Hyson, R., & Maier, S. (1983). Coping and immunosuppression: inescapable but not escapable shock suppresses lymphocyte proliferation. Science, 221(4610), 568-570. doi:10.1126/science.6603018

MacLennan, A., Drugan, R., Hyson, R., Maier, S., Madden, J., & Barchas, J. (1982). Corticosterone: a critical factor in an opioid form of stress-induced analgesia. Science, 215(4539), 1530-1532. doi:10.1126/science.7063862

Maier, S. F., Drugan, R. C., & Grau, J. W. (1982). Controllability, coping behavior, and stress-induced analgesia in the rat. Pain, 12(1), 47-56. doi:10.1016/0304-3959(82)90169-5

Most Cited Publications