Julie L. Fudge, M.D.

Julie L. Fudge, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 603
Rochester, NY 14642

Lab: (585) 273-2028
Fax: (585) 756-5334

Research Bio

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.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Member | American College of Neuropsychopharmacology 2010 - Present
M.L. Meyers Teaching Award | URMC/Dept. of Psychiatry 2005
Fellow, | American Psychiatric Association 2003 - Present
Associate Member | American College of Neuropsychopharmacology 2003 - 2010
Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare. 2002 - 2006
'One of America's Top Psychiatrists' | Guide to America's Top Psychiatrists | Consumers' Research Council of America 2002 - 2004
Young Faculty Development Program | Emory University Dept of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience 1999
Pepper Pilot Award | Rochester Area Pepper Center 1998 - 1999
The Leonard Salzman Award. | URMC/Department of Psychiatry 1998 - 1999
Stanley Research Award: Funding award for research in neurobiology of the dopamine system. | Stanley Research Foundation 1996 - 1998
Oskar Diethelm Award for Clinical Excellence | Weill-Cornell University Medical Center | New York, NY 1993

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 45 available »

2016 Sep 1
Kalin NH, Fox AS, Kovner R, Riedel MK, Fekete EM, Roseboom PH, Tromp DP, Grabow BP, Olsen ME, Brodsky EK, McFarlin DR, Alexander AL, Emborg ME, Block WF, Fudge JL, Oler JA. "Overexpressing Corticotropin-Releasing Factor in the Primate Amygdala Increases Anxious Temperament and Alters Its Neural Circuit." Biological psychiatry. 2016 Sep 1; 80(5):345-55. Epub 2016 Jan 30.
2016 Feb 23
Oler JA, Tromp DP, Fox AS, Kovner R, Davidson RJ, Alexander AL, McFarlin DR, Birn RM, E Berg B, deCampo DM, Kalin NH, Fudge JL. "Connectivity between the central nucleus of the amygdala and the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis in the non-human primate: neuronal tract tracing and developmental neuroimaging studies." Brain structure & function. 2016 Feb 23; Epub 2016 Feb 23.
2015 Oct
Helmreich DL, Fudge JL. "Letter to the Editor." Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2015 Oct; 60:57. Epub 2015 Jun 12.
2015 Oct
Torrisi S, O'Connell K, Davis A, Reynolds R, Balderston N, Fudge JL, Grillon C, Ernst M. "Resting state connectivity of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis at ultra-high field." Human brain mapping. 2015 Oct; 36(10):4076-88. Epub 2015 Jul 14.
2015 May
Fox AS, Oler JA, Tromp DP, Fudge JL, Kalin NH. "Extending the amygdala in theories of threat processing." Trends in neurosciences. 2015 May; 38(5):319-29. Epub 2015 Apr 04.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Neuroscience (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor - Department of Psychiatry, Geriatric/Psychiatry (SMD)


Psychosomatic Medicine - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


MD | Medicine | Einstein College Medicine1989
BA | Philosophy | Colgate University1980

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Neuropsychiatry at University of Rochester Medical Center10/01/1993 - 9/30/1996
Residency in Psychiatry at Cornell University - New York Hospital School of Nursing07/01/1990 - 6/1993
Internship in Psychiatry at Cornell University - New York Hospital School of Nursing07/01/1989 - 06/90