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Diana Coomes Peterson

Diana Peterson
Diana Peterson

Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Biomedical Sciences
(515) 294-8885
2086 Vet Med
Expertise / Research Area

1. Investigation of the neural mechanisms by which stimulus significance influences sensory processing using anatomical, electrophysiological, and behavioral techniques.

2. Investigation of traumatic brain injury induced by blast-pressure wave exposure. 

3. Creation of 3D and virtual animal anatomy from CT and MRI images.

Teaching

Gross Anatomy (human, equine, bovine, goat, sheep, pig, cat, dog, bird, rodent)

Neuroscience

Selected Publications

 

Peterson, D. C., Robertson, C. (2013). Utilizing virtual reality in teaching and training: Progress toward virtual surgical simulations. International Association of Technology, Education and Development (accepted 12/24/2013)..
Peterson, D. C. (2013) Complications of physician misdiagnosis/treatment of rheumatic fever in the United States. Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology 4:143-146
Peterson, D. C., & Wenstrup, J. J. (2012) Selectivity and Persistent Firing Responses to Social Vocalizations in the Basolateral Amygdala. Neuroscience. 217:154-171. (PMCID: 22569154)
Peterson, D. C., Nataraj, K., & Wenstrup, J.J. (2009) Glycinergic inhibition creates a form of spectral integration in the nuclei of the lateral lemniscus. J. Neurophysiol. 102:1004-1016. (PMCID19515958)
Gans, D., Sheykholeslami, K., Peterson, D. C. & Wenstrup, J.J. (2009) Temporal features of spectral integration in the inferior colliculus: effects of stimulus duration and rise time. J. Neurophys. 102:167-180. (PMCID 19403742)
Peterson, D. C., Voytenko, S., Gans, D., Galazyuk, A., & Wenstrup, J.J. (2008) Intracellular Recordings from Combination-Sensitive Neurons in the Inferior Colliculus. J. Neurophys. 100:628-645. (PMCID18497365)
Peterson, D. C. & Schofield, B. R. (2007) Projections from auditory cortex contact ascending pathways in the superior olive and inferior colliculus. Hearing Res. 232:67-77. (PMCID17643879)  
(note: cited under Coomes-Peterson in pubmed) 
Schofield, B. R., & Coomes, D. L (2006). Pathways from auditory cortex to the cochlear nucleus in guinea pigs. Hearing Res. 216-217:81-89. (PMCID16874906)
Schofield, B. R., Coomes, D. L. & Schofield, R. M. (2006). Cells in auditory cortex that project to the cochlear nucleus in guinea pigs. J. Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol. 2:95-109. (PMCID16557424)
Coomes, D. L., R. M. Schofield & Schofield, B.R. (2005) Unilateral and bilateral projections from cortical cells to the inferior colliculus in guinea pigs. Brain Res. 1042:62-72. (PMCID15823254)
Schofield, B. R. & Coomes, D.L. (2005) Projections from auditory cortex contact cells in the cochlear nucleus that project to the inferior colliculus. Hearing Res. 206:3-11. (PMCID16080994)
Schofield, B. R. & Coomes, D.L. (2005) Auditory cortical projections to the cochlear nucleus in guinea pigs. Hearing Res.199:89-102. (PMCID15574303)
Coomes, D. L. & Schofield, B. R. (2004). Separate projections from the inferior colliculus to the cochlear nucleus and thalamus in guinea pigs. Hearing Res. 191:67-78. (PMCID15090045)
Coomes, D. L. & Schofield, B. R. (2004). Projections from the auditory cortex to the superior olivary complex in guinea pigs. Eur. J. Neurosci. 19:2188-2200. (PMCID15090045)
Coomes, D. L., Bickford, M. E. & Schofield, B. R. (2002). GABAergic circuitry in the dorsal division of the cat medial geniculate nucleus. J. Comp. Neuro. 453:45-56. (PMCID12357431)
Leadership

President Ames, IA Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience

member neuroscience supervisory committee

Honors & Awards

2013               Who’s Who in Academia, Honorable Mention in article by Stephen Bozanek www.news-talk.net/academia
2010-13          Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals
2011-13          Madison Who’s Who

2010               Strathmore’s Who’s Who: Registry and Global Network for Outstanding Professionals.

 

 

Peterson, D.C. “Amygdalar modulation of processing in auditory cortex.” National Institutes of Health, Small Grant Program (R03: DC010245) $444,000. 03/01/2010-02/29/2013. (Primary Investigator).

 
Peterson, D.C. “SFN Chapter Grant 2012” Society for Neuroscience. $800. (Primary Investigator) Awarded 10/24/12.
 
Peterson, D.C. “3D Volume Rendering of Veterinary Anatomy” Iowa State University CLIM grant, $12,400. 05/01/12-04/30/13. (Primary Investigator).
 
Peterson, D.C. “Distinguished Traveling Scholar Award”, Society for Neuroscience, $1,200. 6/28/12-12/31/12, (PI, President, Ames, IA Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience).
 
Peterson, D.C. “Ames, IA Chapter Grant 2011”, Society for Neuroscience, $1,500. 2/28/2011-2/27/12. (PI, President, Ames, IA Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience).
 
Peterson, D.C. “Multidimensional (3/4D) software for visualization of complex anatomical structures.” Iowa State University CLIM grant, $13,242. 04/20/11-12/31/11. (Primary Investigator).
 
Peterson, D.C. “Ames, IA Chapter Grant 2010”, Society for Neuroscience, $500. 9/7/10-9/6/11. (President, Ames, IA Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience).
 

Peterson, D.C., Wenstrup, J.J. “Amygdalar influences on cells in the inferior colliculus”. National Institutes of Health, Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows (F32), DC007786, $143,200. 7/21/05-7/20/08. fellow. (Sponsor: J. J. Wenstrup).

 
Peterson, D.C., Schofield, B.R. “Cortical projections to the inferior colliculus: Neurochemical and connectional characterizations of targets”. National Institutes of Health, Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows (F31), DC05277,   $67,025. 9/1/01-8/31/04. fellow. (Sponsor: B. R. Schofield).
 
Memberships

 

2011-present            American Association of Anatomists
2010-present            Ames, IA Chapter, Society for Neuroscience (President)
2000-present            Society for Neuroscience
2000-present            Association for Research in Otolaryngology
2011-2013                 Biltmore’s Who’s Who in North American Education