Mohr, M.A., C.L. Sisk. (2013). Pubertally born neurons and glia are functionally integrated into limbic and hypothalamic circuits of the male Syrian hamster. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 110(12):4792-7. 

De Lorme K.C., Sisk C.L. (2013). Pubertal testosterone programs context-appropriate agonistic behavior and associated neural activation patterns in male Syrian hamsters. Physiology and Behavior.112-113:1-7.

Bell M.R., Sisk C.L. (2013). Dopamine mediates testosterone-induced social reward in male Syrian hamsters. Endocrinology. 154(3):1225-34.

Bell M.R., Sisk C.L. (2013). Adolescent gain in positive valence of a socially relevant stimulus: engagement of the mesocorticolimbic reward circuitry. European Journal of Neuroscience. 37(3):457-68.

De Lorme K.C., Bell M.R., and Sisk C.L. (2012). Maturation of social reward in adult male Syrian hamsters does not depend on organizational effects of pubertal testosterone. Hormones and Behavior. 62:180-185.

De Lorme K.C., K.M. Schulz, K.Y. Salas-Ramirez, & C.L. Sisk. (2012). Pubertal testosterone organizes regional volume and neuronal number within the medial amygdala of adult male Syrian hamsters. Brain Research. 1460: 33-40. PDF

Klump K.L., J.L. Suisman, K.M. Culbert, D.A. Kashy, P.K. Keel, & C.L. Sisk. (2011). The effects of ovariectomy on binge eating proneness in adult female rats. Hormones and Behavior. 59:585-93.

Klump K.L., J.L. Suisman, K.M. Culbert, D.A. Kashy, & C.L. Sisk. (2011) Binge Eating Proneness Emerges during Puberty in Female Rats: A Longitudinal Study. J Abnormal Psychology. 120: 948-55.

Bell, M.R., Meerts, S.H., and Sisk, C.L. (2010) Male Syrian hamsters demonstrate a conditioned place preference for sexual behavior and female chemosensory stimuli. Hormones and Behavior. 58:410-414.

Schulz, K.M., Zehr, J.L., Salas-Ramirez, K.Y., and Sisk, C.L. (2009) Testosterone programs adult social behavior before and during, but not after, adolescence. Endocrinology. 150:3690-98.

Schulz, K.M., Figueira, H.A., and Sisk, C.L. (2009) Back to the Future: The Organizational-Activational Hypothesis Adapted to Puberty and Adolescence. Special Issue on the 50th Anniversary of the Publication of Phoenix, Goy, Gerall, and Young. Hormones and Behavior. 55:597-604.

Ahmed, E.I., Zehr, J.L., Schulz, K.M., Lorenz, B.H., DonCarlos, L.L., and Sisk, C.L. (2008) Pubertal hormones modulate the addition of new cells to sexually dimorphic brain regions. Nature Neuroscience. 11:995-97.

Bucci DJ, Hopkins ME, Nunez AA, Breedlove SM, Sisk CL, Nigg JT. (2007). Effects of sex hormones on associative learning in spontaneously hypertensive rats. Physiology and Behavior. 93(3):651-7.

Zehr JL, Culbert KM, Sisk CL, Klump KL. (2007). Association of early puberty with disordered eating and anxiety in a population of undergraduate women and men. Hormones and Behavior. 52(4):427-35.

Novak CM, Parfitt DB, Sisk CL, Smale L. (2007). Associations between behavior, hormones, and Fos responses to novelty differ in pre- and post-pubertal grass rats. Physiology and Behavior. 90(1):125-32.

Schulz KM, Menard TA, Smith DA, Albers HE, Sisk CL. (2006). Testicular hormone exposure during adolescence organizes flank-marking behavior and vasopressin receptor binding in the lateral septum. Hormones and Behavior. 50(3):477-83.

Schulz KM, Sisk CL. (2006). Pubertal hormones, the adolescent brain, and the maturation of social behaviors: Lessons from the Syrian hamster. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology. 254-255:120-6.

Zehr JL, Todd BJ, Schulz KM, McCarthy MM, Sisk CL. (2006). Dendritic pruning of the medial amygdala during pubertal development of the male Syrian hamster. Journal of Neurobiology. 66(6):578-90.

Klump KL, Gobrogge KL, Perkins PS, Thorne D, Sisk CL, Marc Breedlove S. (2006). Preliminary evidence that gonadal hormones organize and activate disordered eating. Psychological Medicine. 36(4):539-46.

Sisk, C.L. and Zehr, J.L. (2005) Pubertal hormones organize the adolescent brain and behavior. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology. 26, 163-174.

Sisk, C.L. and Foster, D.L. (2004). The neural basis of puberty and adolescence. Nature Neuroscience. 7,1040-1047.

Richardson, H.M., Nelson, A.L.A., Ahmed, E.I., Parfitt, D.B., Romeo, R.D., and Sisk, C.L. (2004). Female pheromones stimulate release of luteinizing hormone and testosterone without altering GnRH mRNA in adult male Syrian hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus). General and Comparative Endocrinology. 138, 211-217.

Tang, Y.P., Haslam, S. Z, Conrad, S.E., and Sisk, C.L. (2004). Estrogen increases brain expression of the mRNA encoding transthyretin, an amyloid-ß scavenger protein. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. 6, 413-420.

Schulz, K.M., Richardson, H.M., Zehr, J.L., Osetek, A.J., Menard, T.A., and Sisk, C.L. (2004). Gonadal hormones masculinize and defeminize reproductive behaviors during puberty in the male Syrian hamster. Hormones and Behavior. 45, 242-249.

Richardson, H.N, Gore, A.C., Venier, J.E., Romeo, R.D., and Sisk, C.L. (2004). Increased expression of forebrain GnRH mRNA and changes in testosterone negative feedback following pubertal maturation. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology. 214, 63-70.

Schulz, K.M., Richardson, H.N., Romeo, R.D., Morris, J.A., Lookingland, K.J., and Sisk, C.L. (2003). Pheromone-dependent medial preoptic area dopamine release develops during puberty in the male Syrian hamster. Brain Research. 998, 129-145.

Romeo, R.D., Schulz, K.M., Nelson, A.L., Menard, T.A., and Sisk, C.L. (2003). Testosterone, puberty, and the pattern of male aggression in Syrian hamsters. Developmental Psychobiology. 43, 102-108.

Sisk, C.L., Schulz, K.M., and Zehr, J.L. (2003). Puberty: A finishing school for male social behavior. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. Steroids and the Nervous System, vol 1007, 189-198.

Richardson, H.N., Parfitt, D.B., Thompson, R.C., and Sisk, C.L. (2002). Redefining gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) cell groups in the male Syrian hamster: testosterone regulates GnRH mRNA in the tenia tecta. J. Neuroendocrinology. 375-383.

Romeo, R.D., Wagner, C.K., Jansen, H.T., Diedrich, S.L., and Sisk, C.L. (2002). Estradiol induces hypothalamic progesterone receptors, but does not activate mating behavior in males prior to puberty. Behavioral Neuroscience. 116, 198-205.

Romeo, R.D., Richardson, H.N., and Sisk, C.L. (2002). Puberty and the maturation of the male brain and sexual behavior: a recasting of behavioral potentials. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 26, 379-389.

Romeo RD, Cook-Wiens E, Richardson HN, Sisk CL. Dihydrotestosterone activates sexual behavior in adult male hamsters but not in juveniles. Physiol Behav. 2001 73:579-84.

Sisk CL, Richardson HN, Chappell PE, Levine JE. In vivo gonadotropin-releasing hormone secretion in female rats during peripubertal development and on proestrus. Endocrinology. 2001 142:2929-36.

Romeo, R.D. and Sisk, C.L. (2001). Pubertal and seasonal plasticity in the amygdala. Brain Research. 889, 71-77.

Sisk, C.L. (2000). Puberty as a period of neural development and behavioral maturation--integration. In Bourguignon, J.-P. And Plant, T.M. (eds), The Onset of Puberty in Perspective. Amsterdam, Elsevier Science, p. 407-410.

Romeo, R.D., Diedrich, S.L., and Sisk, C.L. (2000). The effects of gonadal steroids during pubertal development on androgen and estrogen receptor-alpha immunoreactivity in the hypothalamus and amygdala. Journal of Neurobiology. 44, 361-368.

Parfitt, D.B., Thompson, R.C., Richardson, H.N., Romeo, R.D., and Sisk, C.L. (1999). GnRH mRNA increases with puberty in the male Syrian hamster brain. Journal of Neuroendocrinology. 11, 621-627.

Romeo, R.D., Diedrich, S.L., and Sisk, C.L. (1999). Estrogen receptor immunoreactivity in prepubertal and adult male Syrian hamsters. Neuroscience Letters. 265, 167-170.

Richardson, H.N., Romeo, R.D., and Sisk, C.L. (1999). Regional changes in GnRH immunoreactivity with puberty in the male Syrian hamster. Brain Research. 817, 232-235.

Romeo, R.D., Wade, J., Venier, J.E., and Sisk, C.L. (1999). Androgenic regulation of hypothalamic aromatase activity in prepubertal and postpubertal male golden hamsters. Endocrinology. 140, 112-117.

Romeo, R.D., Parfitt, D.B., Richardson, H.N., and Sisk, C.L. (1998). Pheromones elicit equivalent levels of fos-immunoreactivity in prepubertal and adult male Syrian hamsters. Hormones and Behavior. 34, 48-55.

Meek, L.R., Romeo, R.D., Novak, C.M., and Sisk, C.L. (1997). Actions of testosterone in prepubertal and postpubertal male hamsters: dissociation of effects on reproductive behavior and brain androgen receptor immunoreactivity. Hormones and Behavior. 31, 75-88.