Terry L. Page , Ph.D.
Director of Neuroscience
Professor of Biological Sciences

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Phone Number: (615) 343-1853

Email Address: terry.l.page@vanderbilt.edu

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8260 MRB III

8260 MRB III, 465 21st Ave South 37232

Research Keywords
Neurobiology, circadian rhythms,Neuroscience

Research Specialty
Neurobiology of circadian rhythms

Research Description
I am interested in understanding the mechanisms by which circadian oscillators (biological clocks) in the nervous system regulate daily rhythms of behavior. My current research utilizes invertebrate preparations as model systems to investigate specific questions about the development, anatomy, and physiology of biological clocks. In the cockroach, I have developed a relatively complete description of the anatomical organization of the circadian system so that for example, we know quite precisely where the clock is located in the nervous system. I am currently using that information as a foundation to explore a variety of additional specific questions about the physiology and function of the circadian system. One area we have just begun to focus on is the regulation of olfactory sensitivity by the circadian system. Insects rely heavily on olfaction for directing a variety of behaviors including reproductive behavior, foraging, and intra-specific competition. We have found that there is a circadian rhythm of sensitivity to stimulation by various odors in the cockroach antennae. We are beginning to investigate the physiological and molecular basis for the rhythm and to ask questions about its functional significance.

Decker, S, McConnaughey, S, Page, TL. Circadian regulation of insect olfactory learning . Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 104 , 15905-15910, 2007.

Rymer, J, Bauernfeind, AL, Brown, S, Page, TL. Circadian rhythms in the mating behavior of the cockroach, Leucophaea maderae. J Biol Rhythms, 22(1), 43-57, 2007.

Page, TL, Koelling, E. Circadian rhythm in olfactory response in the antennae controlled by the optic lobe in the cockroach. J Insect Physiol, 49(7), 697-707, 2003.

Page, T.L. Circadian Rhythms In: Encyclopedia of Insects (V. Resh and R. Carde, eds) Academic Press. 2002.

Page, TL, Mans, C, Griffeth, G. History dependence of circadian pacemaker period in the cockroach. J Insect Physiol, 47(9), 1085-1093, 2001.

Page, TL. A novel mechanism for the control of circadian clock period by light. J Biol Rhythms, 15(2), 155-62, 2000.

Page, T L, Wassmer, G T, Fletcher, J, Block, G D. Aftereffects of entrainment on the period of the pacemaker in the eye of the mollusk Bulla gouldiana. J Biol Rhythms, 12(3), 218-25, 1997.

Page, TL. Time is the essence: molecular analysis of the biological clock. Science, 263(5153), 1570-2, 1994.

Wassmer, G T, Page, T L. Photoperiodic time measurement and a graded response in a cockroach. J Biol Rhythms, 8(1), 47-56, 1993.

Page, TL, Nalovic, KG. Properties of mutual coupling between the two circadian pacemakers in the eyes of the mollusc Bulla gouldiana. J Biol Rhythms, 7(3), 213-26, 1992.

Page, T.L. Circadian organization in the cockroach. In: Cockroaches as Models for Neurobiology: Applications in Biomedical Research pp. 225-246 (I. Huber, ed.). CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. (1990).

Colwell, CS, Page, TL. A circadian rhythm in neural activity can be recorded from the central nervous system of the cockroach. J Comp Physiol [A], 166(5), 643-9, 1990.

Geusz, ME, Page, TL. The circadian rhythm and photosensitivity of small impulses of the Bulla eye. J Comp Physiol [A], 166(6), 795-801, 1990.

Page, TL. Circadian rhythms of locomotor activity in cockroach nymphs: free running and entrainment. J Biol Rhythms, 5(4), 273-89, 1990.

Barrett, RK, Page, TL. Effects of light on circadian pacemaker development. I. The freerunning period. J Comp Physiol [A], 165(1), 41-9, 1989.

Colwell, CS, Page, TL. The electroretinogram of the cockroach Leucophaea maderae. Comp Biochem Physiol A, 92(1), 117-23, 1989.

Page, TL. Masking in invertebrates. Chronobiol Int, 6(1), 3-11, 1989.

Page, TL, Barrett, RK. Effects of light on circadian pacemaker development. II. Responses to light. J Comp Physiol [A], 165(1), 51-9, 1989.

Page, TL. Serotonin phase-shifts the circadian rhythm of locomotor activity in the cockroach. J Biol Rhythms, 2(1), 23-34, 1987.

Wills, S A, Page, T L, Colwell, C S. Circadian rhythms in the electroretinogram of the cockroach. J Biol Rhythms, 1(1), 25-37, 1985.

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