Elaine M. Hull, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology (Behavioral Neuroscience, Area Head)

Office: B-71 Park Hall
Phone: (716) 645-3650 ext. 671
E-mail: emhull@acsu.buffalo.edu
Statement of Research Interests:

Research investigates the anatomical, pharmacological, and behavioral specificity of dopaminergic influence on male rat sexual behavior. Differential contributions of
the medial preoptic area to sexual motivation and genital reflexes, and of the mesolimbic dopamine tract to sensorimotor activation and motor organization are
studied. Neurotransmitter release during behavior is measured, using microdialysis and high performance liquid chromatography with electrochemical detection
(HPLC-EC). The roles of hormones and nitric oxide in promoting dopamine release are also studied, using both microdialysis and immunocytochemistry.