Jessica L Malisch
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
Office: Keck Science Center 231
Phone: 909-607-9606
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Educational Background:
B.S., University of North Carolina Wilmington Ph.D., Univeristy of California, Riverside
Courses Taught:
Genetics, Vertebrate Physiology
Research Interests:
Behavioral Endocrinology, Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology
Thesis Topics:
How Acute is the Acute Stress Response: Behavioral changes 24 hours following acute stress in high-activity and control mice
Selected Publications List: Click to open new window.
1.   Crino, O.L., Van Oorschot, B.K., Johnson, E.E., Malisch, J.L., and C.W. Breuner . (2011). Proximity to a high traffic road: Glucocorticoid and life history consequences for nestling white-crowned sparrows. General and Comparative Endocrinology   in press: . Abstract
2.   Chauke, M., Malisch, J.L., Robinson, C., de Jong, T.R. and W. Saltzman . (2011). Effects of reproductive status on behavioral and endocrine responses to acute stress in a biparental rodent, the California mouse (Peromyscus californicus). Hormones and Behavior   60: 128-138. Abstract
3.   Garland, T., Jr., S. A. Kelly, J. L. Malisch, E. M. Kolb, R. M. Hannon, B. K. Keeney, S. L. Van Cleave, . (2011). How to run far: Multiple solutions and sex-specific responses to selective breeding for high voluntary activity levels. Proceedings of the Royal Society B   278: 574-581. Abstract Article
4.   Schmidt, K., J.L. Malisch, C.W. Breuner, and K.K. Soma . (2010). Corticosterone and cortisol binding sites in plasma, immune organs, and brain of developing zebra finches: intracellular and membrane-associated receptors. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity   Aug 24(6): 908-918. Abstract Article
5.   Malisch, J.L., and C.W. Breuner . (2010). Steroid-binding proteins in birds. Cellular and Molecular Endocrinology   316: 42-52. Abstract Article
6.   Malisch, J.L., D.G. Satterlee, J.F. Cockrem, H. Wada, and C.W. Breuner . (2010). How acute is the acute stress response? Baseline corticosterone and corticosterone-binding globulin levels changes 24 hours after an acute stressor in Japanese quail. General and Comparative Endocrinology   165: 345-350. Abstract Article
7.   Malisch, J.L., C.W. Breuner, E.M. Kolb, H. Wada, R.M. Hannon, M.A.Chappell, K.M. Middleton, and T. Garland Jr . (2009). Behavioral despair and home-cage activity in mice with chronically elevated baseline corticosterone concentrations. Behavior Genetics   39: 192-201. Abstract Article
8.   Gomes, F.R., E.L. Rezende, J.L. Malisch, S.K. Lee, D.K. Rivas, S.A. Kelly, C. Lytle, B.B. Yaspelkis, and T. Garland Jr . (2009). Glycogen storage and muscle glucose transporters (GLUT-4) of mice selectively bred for high voluntary wheel running. Journal of Experimental Biology   212: 238-248. Abstract Article
9.   Malisch, J.L., S.A. Kelly, A. Bhanvadia, K.M. Blank, R.L. Marsik, E.G. Platzer and T. Garland Jr . (2009). Lines of mice with chronically elevated baseline corticosterone levels are more susceptible to a parasitic nematode infection. Zoology   112: 316-324. Abstract Article
10.   Malisch, J.L., C.W. Breuner, F.R. Gomes, M.A. Chappell, and T. Garland Jr . (2008). Circadian pattern of total and free corticosterone concentrations, corticosteroid-binding globulin, and physical activity in mice selectively bred for high voluntary wheel-running behavior. General and Comparative Endocrinology   156: 210-217. Abstract Article
11.   Yan, R.H., J.L. Malisch, R.M. Hannon, D.I. Kolb, P.L. Hurd, and T. Garland, Jr . (2008). Selective breeding for a behavioral trait changes digit ratio. PLoS ONE   3: . Abstract Article
12.   Malisch, J.L., W. Saltzman, F.R. Gomes, E.L. Rezende, D. Jeske, and T. Garland Jr . (2007). Baseline and stress-induced plasma corticosterone of mice selectively bred for high voluntary wheel running. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology   80: 146-156. Abstract Article
13.   Rezende, E.L., F.R. Gomes, J.L. Malisch, M.A. Chappell, and T. Garland, Jr . (2006). Maximal oxygen consumption in relation to subordinate traits in lines of house mice selectively bred for high wheel running. Journal of Applied Physiology   101: 477-485. Abstract Article
14.   Rezende, E.L., T. Garland, Jr., M.A. Chappell, J.L. Malisch, and F.R. Gomes . (2006). Maximum aerobic performance in lines of Mus selected for high wheel-running activity: effects of selection, oxygen availability, and the mini-muscle phenotype. Journal of Experimental Biology   209: 115-127. Abstract Article
15.   Rezende, E.L., M.A. Chappell, F.R. Gomes, J.L. Malisch, and T. Garland, Jr . (2005). Maximal metabolic rates during voluntary exercise, forced exercise, and cold exposure in house mice selectively bred for high wheel-running. Journal of Experimental Biology   208: 2447-2458. Abstract Article