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Lee Bakner - Professor

Pioneer 101A
503-883-2578
lbakner@linfield.edu

Education: B.A. Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Ph.D. Kent State University

Academic Interests:
My interests are in the area broadly defined as Biopsychology (sometimes called Behavioral Neuroscience, Psychobiology, and Physiological Psychology), and the study of brain-behavior relationships. More specifically, I explore research questions linked to brain systems, neurotransmitters, learning and cognitive processes that drive psychoactive drug use and abuse.

Publications:

Creech, M., Gehres, L., Livesay, K. & Bakner, L.(2013, November). The separate or concurrent effects of methylphenidate and alcohol on acquisition and retention of the Morris Water Maze in adolescent rats. Poster to be presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.


Helpenstell, L. & Bakner, L. (2012, November). Time-dependent effects of stress on cocaine conditioned place preference using a rat model of posttraumatic stress disorder. Poster presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, LA.


Garceau, G.W. & Bakner, L. (2012, May). Cue Salience in Place Conditioning:  Cocaine-induced CPP using Visual or Tactile Cues. Poster presented at the 24th Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, Ill.


Logan, R., Olson, M.E., & Bakner, L. (2009, May). Cocaine Suppresses Social Facilitation of Operant Responding in Sprague-Dawley Rats.  Poster presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.


Buck, H.M., Bakner, L., & Zerizef, C.L. (2008, May).  One Compartment Versus Two: Training Variables that Attenuate Cocaine-induced CPP in Rats. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, Ill.


Morgan, S.J. & Bakner, L. (2007, November). Tolerance to the synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonist, WIN 55,212-2, in Sprague-Dawley rats.  Poster presented at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.


Young, E., & Bakner, L.  (2006, June).  Attenuation of cocaine-induced conditioned place preferences by alcohol:  An interaction of appetitive and aversive drug properties. Poster presented at the 29th Annual Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, Baltimore, MD.


Struthers, A., Kish, L., & Bakner, L. (2005, May). Cocaine-Induced Conditioned Place Preference:  Evaluating the Retention of Place Preferences. Poster presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Society, Los Angeles, CA.


Fidler, T.L., Bakner, L., & Cunningham, C.L.  (2004). Conditioned place aversion induced by intragastric administration of ethanol in rats.  Pharmacology, Biochemistry & Behavior, 77, 731-743.


Chapman, L.A. & Bakner, L.  (2004, May).  Recovery of Function After a Motor Cortical Lesion:  Does the Acetylcholine Antagonist, Scopolamine, Facilitate Recovery in Rats? Poster presented at the 16th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Society, Chicago, IL.


Mullins, L.L., Chapman, LA., Sinnott, R.S., & Bakner, L.  (2003, June).  The effects of nimodipine (Ca2+ channel antagonist) on self-administration of ethanol in Long-Evans rats.  Poster presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Society, Atlanta, GA.


Kannan, K.M., Mullins, L.L., & Bakner, L.  (2002, June).  Ethanol Drinking Impairs Subsequent Restitution of Performance After Neocortical Injury in Rats.  Poster presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Society, New Orleans, LA.


Dreer, E.G., & Bakner, L.  (2002, May).  Place conditioning Sprague-Dawley rats using an ethanol drinking procedure.  Poster presented at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.


Mullins, L., & Bakner, L.  (2002, May).  Does selective postoperative administration of nimodipine (Ca++ antagonist) effect recovery of function after neocortical injury?  Poster presented at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.


Yoneyama, N.S., & Bakner, L.  (2002, May).  Testing the retrieval failure theory of latent inhibition:  Do contextual cues effect postconditioning recovery of a latently inhibited conditioned taste aversion?  Poster presented at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.


Fidler, T. L., Bakner, L. & Cunningham, C. L. (2001, October). Ethanol administered via IG catheter induces conditioned place aversion in ethanol-naïve and ethanol pre-exposed rats. Poster presented at the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience Celebration Symposium, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR.


Fidler, T. L., Bakner, L. & Cunningham, C. L. (2001, September). Ethanol administered via IG catheter induces conditioned place aversion in ethanol-naïve and ethanol pre-exposed rats. Poster presented at the First Annual Vollum / OHSU Neuroscience Symposium, Portland, OR.


Fidler, T. L., Bakner, L. & Cunningham, C. L. (2001, June). Ethanol administered via IG catheter induces conditioned place aversion in ethanol-naïve and ethanol pre-exposed rats.  Poster presented at the 24th Annual Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism Meeting, Montreal, Canada.


Fidler, T. L., Bakner, L. & Cunningham, C. L. (2001, May). Conditioned place aversion produced by intragastric ethanol administration in rats. Poster presented at 73rd Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.


Fidler, T. L., Bakner, L. & Cunningham, C. L. (2000, November). Conditioned place aversion produced by intragastric ethanol administration in rats. Poster presented at NIDA/NIAAA Retreat, Portland, OR.


Gehrke, B.J., & Bakner, L.  (2000, April).  The effects of nimodipine on recovery of performance after cortical injury.  Poster presented at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.


Gehrke, B.J., & Bakner, L.  (1999, April).  Selective effects of nimodipine (Ca++ channel antagonist) on recovery of performance after cortical injury.  Poster presented at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Ill.


* Italicized Author Indicates Linfield College Undergraduate Collaborative Researcher

Courses Taught

  • Survey of Psychology (PSYC 101)
  • Introduction to Biopsychology (PSYC 282)
  • Design & Analysis (PSYC 250)
  • Learning (PSYC 275)
  • Drugs & Behavior (PSYC 325)
  • Seminar in Biopsychology (PSYC 382)
  • Research in Biopsychology/Cognitive Psychology (PSYC 494)
  • Senior Seminar: Issues in Psychology (PSYC 485)

Biographical Information

I'm a widower with two wonderful daughters. I am fortunate to watch them study, ski, swim and sing as they move through life. In my time away from things teaching and research at Linfield, I enjoy skiing, fishing, football, rugby, guitar, cooking, the EELS and all things written by David Sedaris.