Professor Daniel Miller has a Ph.D. in psychology and neural science from Indiana University, an M.P.A. in health care administration from Long Island University, and a B.A. in psychology from Westminster College. His current research interests involve the function of the amygdala in stress vulnerable rats using the signaled leverpress avoidance task. In collaboration with Dr. Richard Servatius of the Stress and Motivated Behavior Institute at the Office of Veterans Affairs in East Orange NJ, Prof. Miller and his students are using selective lesion and temporary innactivation techniques to study how discreet areas of the amygdala contribute to facilitated avoidance learning in stress vulnerable rats compared to outbred controls. He and his students in the Carthage Neuroscience Laboratory regularly present at the annual meetings of the Society for Neuroscience and Pavlovian Society.
At Indiana University, Prof. Miller was a graduate student of Dr. Joseph Steinmetz from 1989 to 1994. While in the Steinmetz lab, his research focused on the function of the hippocampus in rabbit eyeblink conditioning and the neural substrates of appetitive and aversive signaled leverpressing in rats.
Prof. Miller joined the Carthage faculty in 1994.
"Dr. Miller has a great enthusiasm for his research and Neuroscience in general. He always keeps his classes entertained and no doubt has a vast knowledge that he is willing to share with his students."
— Tristin Nyman'13
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