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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Photo: Sophie A. George, Ph.D.  (Adjunct)

Sophie A. George, Ph.D. (Adjunct)

Contact Information


Primary Programs/Services:
Ambulatory - Stress, Anxiety and Personality


  • University of Michigan (Post-doctoral Fellowship - Psychiatry)
  • University of Sussex, UK (Ph.D - Experimental Psychology)
  • University of Sussex, UK (B.Sc w/first class honors - Experimental Psychology)

Research Interest:

  • Translational approach to understanding the neurobiology of anxiety and stress-related disorders
  • Animal models of anxiety and Post-traumatic stress
  • Behavioral and neurobiological mechanisms of fear learning
  • Role of reward system in anxiety

Academic Appointment:

  • Adjunct Research Investigator, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • George, SA., Knox, D., Stout, S., Tan, M., Liberzon, I. (2013) Early handling attenuates single prolonged stress induced enhancement of glucocorticoid receptor expression in prefrontal cortex Biology of Mood and Anxiety Disorders, 3:22.
  • George, SA., Knox, D., Curtis, A., Aldridge, JW., Valentino, RJ., Liberzon, I. (2012) Altered noradrenergic activity following Single Pronged Stress European Journal of Neuroscience, 37(6):901-09
  • George, SA., Khan, S., Briggs, H., Abelson, JL. (2009) CRH-stimulated cortisol release and food intake in healthy non-obese adults. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 35(4), 607-612

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