Faculty Profile

Martine Mirrione

Martine M Mirrione

Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences

Education

BS, Marist College
PhD, SUNY at Stony Brook
Courses

Pharmacology

Spring 2020

Biotechnology

Spring 2020

Neuropharmacology

Spring 2020

Organization

Biomedical Sciences

Phone Number

(203) 582-8117

Mail Drop

EC-BMS

Email

Martine.Mirrione@quinnipiac.edu

Office Location

Echlin Center 231

Martine Mirrione, PhD is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Quinnipiac University. She received her doctoral degree in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, from Stony Brook University, NY. She then went on to complete two post-doctoral research fellowships, the first at Brookhaven National Laboratory, NY, and the second at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY. Her training began as an undergraduate at Marist College, NY where she earned a bachelor’s of science in biology, and realized her passion for science through undergraduate research.

Dr. Mirrione is currently a full-time professor in the Biomedical Sciences Department, and teaches students from various majors in her undergraduate and graduate courses. Her courses taught have included BMS 203 Medical Terminology, BMS 310 Neuroanatomy, BMS 320 Pharmacology, BMS 472 Biotechnology, BMS 502 Research Methods, BMS 520 Neuropharmacology, BMS 527 Pharmacology, BMS 598 Synaptic Organization of the Brain, and HSC 225 Writing in the Health Professions. Additionally, she has an active research laboratory at Quinnipiac, mentoring dedicated students interested in studying neuronal circuitry during stress and depression. Dr. Mirrione strives to nurture independence and critical thinking in her students, and to cultivate skills for life-long learning and success.

Quinnipiac University

2019 – Present

Associate Professor

Hamden, CT

Quinnipiac University

2013 – 2019

Assistant Professor

Hamden, CT

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

2010 – 2013

Postdoctoral Fellow

Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA

Brookhaven National Laboratory

2007 – 2010

Postdoctoral Fellow

Upton, NY, USA

Jones K, Teliska L, Rotolo R, Little C, Flynn C, Quailey C, Rose C, Schiano I, Medwid T, Szahaj M, Dumuro J, Fraizier T, Mirrione MM, Betz AJ., Impact of Maternal Separation on Dorsal and Ventral Hippocampal Expression of Protein Markers for Inflammation and Cytoskeletal Elements, NEURON (Northeast Undergraduate Research Organization for Neuroscience), Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT (2018).

Larkin C, Mercugliano C, Landi A, Mirrione MM. , The Rostromedial Tegmental Nucleus and Ventral Tegmental Area as Components of the Dopamine Dependent Mesolimbic Circuit, Sigma Xi, Graduate and Undergraduate Student Research Conference, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT (2018).

Mercugliano CM, Larkin CE, Mirrione MM., Differential Activation Patterns in the VTA of Learned Helpless and Resilient Rats, NEURON (Northeast Undergraduate Research Organization for Neuroscience), Quinnipiac Unversity, Hamden, CT (2018).

Flynn C, Betz AJ, Mirrione MM., Investigating microglia and neuronal dysfunction to elucidate differential volume changes in the hippocampus associated with depression, NEURON (Northeast Undergraduate Research Organization for Neuroscience), Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT (2017).

Jones K, Teliska L, Schiano I, Rotolo R, Little C, Strange T, Flynn C, Quailey C, Rose C, Medwid T, Szahaj M, Demuro J, Frazier T, Mirrione MM, Betz AJ., Impact of maternal separation on dorsal and ventral hippocampal expression of protein markers for inflammation, deacetylation, and glutamatergic function, Neuroscience at Storrs, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (2017).

Larkin CE, *Mercugliano CM, Landi A, Mirrione MM., The Rostromedial Tegmental Nucleus and Ventral Tegmental Area as Components of the Dopamine Dependent Mesolimbic Circuit, NEURON (Northeast Undergraduate Research Organization for Neuroscience), Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT (2017).

Larkin CE, Mercugliano CM, Landi A, Mirrione MM , The Co-localization of c-Fos, Glutamate Decarboxylase, and Tyrosine Hydroxylase in the Rostromedial Tegmental Nucleus in Depressive-like and Resilient Animals, The National Collegiate Research Conference (NCRC) & The Harvard College Undergraduate Research Association (HCURA), Cambridge, MA (2017).

Larkin CE, Mercugliano CM, Landi A, Mirrione MM., The Rostromedial Tegmental Nucleus and Ventral Tegmental Area as Components of the Dopamine Dependent Mesolimbic Circuit. Sigma Xi, Graduate and Undergraduate Student Research Conference, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT (2017).

Mercugliano CM, Larkin CE, Mirrione MM., Differential Activation Patterns of the VTA and RMTg in Learned Helpless and Resilient Rats, Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Poster Session at the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC (2017).

Quailey C, Whitelock C, Dalena B, Ronalter K, Jones K, Mirrione MM, Betz AJ., Chronic Unpredictable Stress (CUS) Modifies the Quantity and Morphology of Microglia in the Tri-Pyramidal Circuitry of the Dorsal and Ventral Hippocampus, NEURON (Northeast Undergraduate Research Organization for Neuroscience), Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT (2017).

Rose C, Sadowski M, Mirrione MM., Quantifying c-Fos, GAD67, and 5HT-1aR Positive Neurons in the Lateral Septum of Helpless and Non-Helpless Rats, NEURON (Northeast Undergraduate Research Organization for Neuroscience), Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT (2017).

Jones K, Teliska L, Schiano I, Rotolo R, Little C, Strange T, Flynn C, Quailey C, Rose C, Medwid T, Szahaj M, Demuro J, Frazier T, Mirrione MM, Betz AJ., Impact of maternal separation on dorsal and ventral hippocampal expression of protein markers for inflammation, deacetylation, and glutamatergic function, Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC (2017).

Quailey C, Whitelock C, Dalena B, Ronalter K, Jones K, Mirrione MM, Betz AJ. , Chronic unpredictable stress modifies the quantity and morphology of microglia and neuronal health in cortico-limbic circuitry, Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC (2017).

Rose C, Sadowski M, Mirrione MM., Increase in activated GABA neurons co-localized with 5HT1aR in the lateral septum of helpless rats is associated with development of stress and depressive-like behavior, Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC (2017).

Mirrione, MM., Glutamatergic Markers in the Lateral Habenula and Caudal Dorsal Raphe are Associated with Neurocircuitry of Depressive-like Behavior, Society for Neuroscience 47th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC (2017).