Assistant Professor,Department of Psychology; Assistant Professor
- West Virginia University School of Medicine
- Department of Neuroscience
Assistant professor, behavioral neuroscience
- PhD, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
- Vonder Haar, C., Martens, K. M., Riparip, L-K., Rosi, S., Wellington, C. L., & Winstanley, C. A. (2017). TBI-induced impulsivity is associated with cortical interleukin-12 levels in rats. Journal of Neurotrauma, 34(19), 2790-2800.
- *Adams, W. K., *Vonder Haar, C., Tremblay, M. T., Cocker, P. J., Silveira, M. M., Kaur, S. Baunez, C., & Winstanley, C. A. (2017). Deep-brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus selectively decreases risky choice in risk-preferring rats. eNeuro, 0094-17. (*equal contributions)
- Shultz S.R., McDonald S.J., Vonder Haar, C., Meconi, A., Vink, R., van Donkelaar, P., Taneja, C., Iverson, G.L. & Christie, B.R. (2017). The potential for animal models to provide insight into mild traumatic brain injury: translational challenges and strategies. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 76, 396-414.
- Vonder Haar, C., Lam, F. C. W., Adams, W. K., Riparip, L-K., Kaur, S., Muthukrishna, M., Rosi, S. & Winstanley, C. A. (2016). Frontal traumatic brain injury in rats causes long-lasting impairments in impulse control that are that are differentially sensitive to pharmacotherapeutics and associated with chronic neuroinflammation. ACS Chemical Neuroscience, 7(11), 1531-1542.
- Vonder Haar, C., & Winstanley, C. A. (2016). Minor functional deficits in basic response patterns for reinforcement following frontal traumatic brain injury in rats. Journal of Neurotrauma, 33(20), 1892-1900
- Cocker, P. J., Vonder Haar, C., Winstanley, C. A. (2016).
Dr. Vonder Haar’s lab is, at its core, interested in the study of behavioral dysfunction in the context of neurological damage or disease. Insults to the brain, including traumatic brain injury and stroke, cause varied and complex behavioral deficits. The Vonder Haar lab uses rodent models and sophisticated behavioral techniques in order to probe at deficits revolving around impulsivity, attention, and decision-making and evaluate potential therapeutics.