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Jacqueline Woolley, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Jason Shumake

Research Assistant Professor Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Jason Shumake


statistics and data analysis, individual differences, emotion and emotional disorders, behavioral genetics, learning and memory, brain mapping and stimulation, computational neuroanatomy, nutrition and stress


Shumake J, Gonzalez-Lima F. Functional opposition between habenula metabolism and the brain reward system. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7:662, 2013
Ilango A, Shumake J, Wetzel W, Scheich H, Ohl FW. Electrical stimulation of lateral habenula during learning: Frequency-dependent effects on acquisition but not retrieval of a two-way active avoidance response. PLOS ONE, 8: e65684, 2013.
Ilango A, Shumake J, Wetzel W, Scheich H, Ohl FW. The role of dopamine in the context of aversive stimuli with particular reference to acoustically signaled avoidance learning. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 6: Article 132, 2012.

Ilango A, Shumake J, Wetzel W, Scheich H, Ohl FW. Effects of ventral tegmental area stimulation on the acquisition and long-term retention of active avoidance learning. Behavioural Brain Research, 225: 515-21, 2011.

Padilla E, Shumake J, Barrett DW, Sheridan EC, Gonzalez-Lima F. Mesolimbic effects of the antidepressant fluoxetine in Holtzman rats, a genetic strain with increased vulnerability to stress. Brain Research, 1387: 71-84, 2011.

Spivey JM, Padilla E, Shumake J, Gonzalez-Lima F. Effects of maternal separation, early handling, and gonadal sex on regional metabolic capacity of the preweanling rat brain. Brain Research, 1367: 198-206, 2011.

Padilla E, Shumake J, Barrett D, Gonzalez-Lima F. Novelty-evoked activity in open field predicts susceptibility to helpless behavior. Physiology and Behavior, 101: 746-754, 2010.

Shumake J, Colorado RA, Barrett DW, Gonzalez-Lima F. Metabolic mapping of the effects of the antidepressant fluoxetine on the brains of congenitally helpless rats. Brain Research, 1343: 218-225, 2010.

Shumake J, Ilango A, Scheich H, Wetzel W, Ohl FW. Differential neuromodulation of acquisition and retrieval of avoidance learning by the lateral habenula and ventral tegmental area. Journal of Neuroscience, 30: 5876-83, 2010. 

Hamani C, Diwan M, Macedo CE, Brandão ML, Shumake J, Gonzalez-Lima F, Raymond R, Lozano AM, Fletcher PJ, Nobrega JN. Antidepressant-like effects of medial prefrontal cortex deep brain stimulation in rats. Biological Psychiatry, 67: 117-124, 2010. 

Padilla E, Barrett D, Shumake J, Gonzalez-Lima F. Strain, sex, and open-field behavior: Factors underlying the genetic susceptibility to helplessness. Behavioural Brain Research, 201: 257-264, 2009.

O'Reilly KC, Shumake J, Bailey SJ, Gonzalez-Lima F, Lane MA. Chronic 13-cis-retinoic acid administration disrupts network interactions between the raphe nuclei and the hippocampal system in young adult mice. European Journal of Pharmacology, 605: 68-77, 2009. 

Spivey JM, Shumake J, Colorado RA, Conejo-Jimenez N, Gonzalez-Pardo H, Gonzalez-Lima F. Adolescent female rats are more resistant than males to the effects of early stress on prefrontal cortex and impulsive behavior. Developmental Psychobiology, 51: 277-288, 2009.

Bruchey AK, Shumake J, Gonzalez-Lima F. Network model of fear extinction and renewal functional pathways. Neuroscience, 145: 423-437, 2007.

Wrubel KM, Barrett D, Shumake J, Johnson SE, Gonzalez-Lima F. Methylene blue facilitates the extinction of fear in an animal model of susceptibility to learned helplessness. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 87: 209-217, 2007. 

O’Reilly KC, Shumake J, Gonzalez-Lima F, Lane MA, Bailey SJ. Chronic administration of 13-cis-retinoic acid increases depression-related behavior in mice. Neuropsychopharmacology, 31: 1919-1927, 2006.

Colorado RA, Shumake J, Conejo-Jimenez NM, Gonzalez-Pardo H, Gonzalez-Lima F. Effects of maternal separation, early handling, and standard facility rearing on orienting and impulsive behavior of adolescent rats. Behavioural Processes, 71: 51-58, 2006. 

Shumake J, Barrett D, and Gonzalez-Lima F. Behavioral characteristics of rats predisposed to learned helplessness: reduced reward sensitivity, increased novelty seeking, and persistent fear memories. Behavioural Brain Research, 164: 222-230, 2005.

Shumake J, Conejo-Jimenez N, Gonzalez-Pardo H, and Gonzalez-Lima F. Brain differences in newborn rats predisposed to helpless and depressive behavior. Brain Research, 1030: 267-276, 2004.

Shumake J and Gonzalez-Lima F. Brain systems underlying susceptibility to helplessness and depression. Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Reviews, 3: 198-221, 2003.

Barrett D, Shumake J, Jones D, Gonzalez-Lima F. Metabolic mapping of mouse brain activity after extinction of a conditioned emotional response. Journal of Neuroscience, 23: 5740-5749, 2003.

Shumake J, Edwards E, and Gonzalez-Lima F. Opposite metabolic changes in the habenula and ventral tegmental area of a genetic model of helpless behavior. Brain Research, 963: 274-281, 2003.

Shumake J, Edwards E, and Gonzalez-Lima F. Dissociation of septo-hippocampal metabolism in the congenitally helpless rat. Neuroscience, 114: 373-377, 2002.

Shumake J, Edwards E, and Gonzalez-Lima F. Hypermetabolism of paraventricular hypothalamus in the congenitally helpless rat. Neuroscience Letters, 311: 45-48, 2001.

Shumake J, Poremba A, Edwards E, and Gonzalez-Lima F. Congenital helpless rats as a genetic model for cortex metabolism in depression. NeuroReport, 11: 3793-3798, 2000.


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