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Julie Fudge, M.D.

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The Fudge Lab studies the Anatomy and neurochemistry of brain regions associated with symptoms in major psychiatric illnesses such as schizophrenia and mood disorders. Studies include the role of the amygdala in aberrant emotional processing which plays a key role in symptoms such as psychosis, and the severe mood and anxiety disorders. Areas of interest include the afferent influence of the amygdala and related limbic structures on the dopamine system, and defining new limbic regions of the striatum based on amygdaloid inputs. Ongoing studies also include identifying amygdaloid subregions whose molecular and connectional features place them in a vulnerable position for aberrant plastic changes after exposure to chronic stress.



MD | Yeshiva University Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

10/01/1993 - 09/30/1996
Fellowship at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1990 - 06/30/1993
Residency in Psychiatry at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell

07/01/1989 - 06/30/1990
Internship in Psychiatry at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell

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2010 - Present
Location: American College of Neuropsychopharmacology

M.L. Meyers Teaching Award
Sponsor: URMC/Dept. of Psychiatry

2003 - Present
Sponsor: American Psychiatric Association

2003 - 2010
Associate Member
Location: American College of Neuropsychopharmacology

2002 - 2006
Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare.

2002 - 2004
'One of America's Top Psychiatrists'
Sponsor: Guide to America's Top Psychiatrists
Location: Consumers' Research Council of America

Young Faculty Development Program
Sponsor: Emory University Dept of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience

1998 - 1999
Pepper Pilot Award
Sponsor: Rochester Area Pepper Center

1998 - 1999
The Leonard Salzman Award.
Sponsor: URMC/Department of Psychiatry

1996 - 1998
Stanley Research Award: Funding award for research in neurobiology of the dopamine system.
Sponsor: Stanley Research Foundation

Oskar Diethelm Award for Clinical Excellence
Sponsor: Weill-Cornell University Medical Center
Location: New York, NY

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Journal Articles

McHale-Matthews AC, DeCampo DM, Love T, Cameron JL, Fudge JL. "Immature neurons in the primate amygdala: changes with early development and disrupted early environment." bioRxiv : the preprint server for biology.. 2023 Feb 12; Epub 2023 Feb 12.

Fudge JL, Kelly EA, Hackett TA. "Corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) co-expression in GABAergic, glutamatergic and GABA/glutamatergic subpopulations in the central extended amygdala and ventral pallidum of young male primates." The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience.. 2022 Oct 24; Epub 2022 Oct 24.

Kelly EA, Contreras J, Duan A, Vassell R, Fudge JL. "Unbiased stereological estimates of dopaminergic and GABAergic neurons in the A10, A9, and A8 subregions in the young male macaque." Neuroscience.. 2022 Jun 20; Epub 2022 Jun 20.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Converging neural roads to adolescence.
Book Title: Young Adult Mental Health
Author List: Ernst, M and Fudge, JL.
Edited By: Grant, JE and Potenza, MN
Published By: Oxford University Press 2009