Faculty & Staff at TUC

Barbara Puder

College: COM

Department: Basic Sciences

Title: Associate Professor

Phone: (707) 638-5925

Fax: (707) 638-5255

E-Mail: bpuder@touro.edu

Office: Administration and Faculty 1, Rm. 126

Dr. Puder has a Ph.D. in neuroscience and teaches medical neuroscience courses to students in various Touro University programs.  In addition to teaching, Barb has developed neuroscience community outreach programs designed for grades K-12 and the community.  These programs introduce the brain and its functions by using age appropriate language and hands-on activities.  Touro University students participate in the brain programs by teaching a related neuroscience topic to grades K - 12.

 B.S., Biology 1996                UniversityofAkron              Akron,Ohio

Ph.D., Neurobiology 2002      KentStateUniversityandNEOUCOM                                                                         


Classroom Teaching Experience

TouroUniversityCollegeof Medicine:

        Neuroscience, Histology and Anatomy to first and second year COM student

TouroUniversityMasters in Health Sciences Program

             Medical Neuroscience to Masters students

 Creation, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Neuroscience Curriculum for Grades 4-6.

Training graduate students and elementary school teachers for successful implementation of neuroscience educational programs.


American Association of Anatomists outreach grant 2007

  1. Puder B.A., Papka R.E. Hypothalamic Paraventricular Axons Projecting to the Female Rat Lumbosacral Spinal Cord Contain Oxytocin. Journal of Neuroscience Research 64: 53-60 (2001).


  1. Puder B.A., Papka R.E. Distribution of Corticotropin Releasing Factor in the Female Rat Lumbosacral Spinal Cord.  Journal of Neuroscience Research 66: 1217-1225 (2001).


  1. Papka R.E., Hafemeister J., Puder B.A., Usip S., Storey-Workley M.  Estrogen Receptor α and Neural Circuits to the Spinal Cord During Pregnancy.  Journal of Neuroscience Research 70: 808-816 (2002).


  1. Puder B.A., Papka R.E.  Activation and Circuitry of Uterine-Cervical Related Neurons in the Lumbosacral Dorsal Root Ganglion and Spinal Cord at Parturition.  Journal of Neuroscience Research 82:875-889 (2005).

American Association of Anatomists

Society for Neuroscience

OhioMagazine Excellence in Education Award December 2006


Gender Equity Award 2005-2006, 2006-2007


M1 Teacher of the Year 2005-2006


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