Jill Schneider, Ph.D.

Jill E. Schneider, Ph.D.

Behavioral Neuroendocrinology

Department of Biological Sciences
Lehigh University

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Phone: 610-758-3629
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Jill Schneider, Ph.D.


Research in behavioral neuroendocrinology concerns the effects of hormones on brain and behavior. These effects are reciprocal, that is, behavior influences hormone action. The Schneider lab is focused on behavioral neuroendocrinology of hunger, eating, energy storage, and energy expenditure, and especially the energy expended on reproduction. This research has relevance for understanding obesity, eating disorders, and infertility linked to metabolism.

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Selected Publications

  • Schneider, J. E., Brozek, J., Keen-Rhinehart, E. Our stolen figures: The interface of sexual differentiation, endocrine disruptors, maternal programming, and energy balance. Hormones and Behavior 66:104-119, 2014.
  • Abdulhay, A., Benton, N. A., Klingerman, C. M., Krishnamoorthy, K., Brozek, J., and Schneider, J. E. Estrous cycle fluctuations in sex and ingestive behavior are accentuated by exercise and cold ambient temperature. Hormones and Behavior 66:135-147, 2014.
  • Schneider, J. E. Guest editor's introduction: Energy homeostasis in context. Hormones and Behavior 66:1-6, 2014.
  • Keen-Rhinehart, E., Ondek, K., and Schneider, J. E. 2013 Neuroendocrine regulation of appetitive ingestive behavior. Frontiers in Neuroscience doi: 10.3389/fnins.2013.00213, 2013.
  • Schneider, J. E., Klingerman, C. M., Abdulhay, A. (2012) Sense and nonsense in metabolic control of reproduction. Frontiers in Endocrinology, 3:26. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2012.00026, 2012.
  • Klingerman, C. M., Williams, W. P. III, Simberlund, J., Brahme, N., Prasad, A, Schneider, J. E. and Kriegsfeld, L. J.  (2011) Food restriction-induced changes in gonadotropin-inhibiting hormone cells are associated with changes in sexual motivation and food hoarding, but not sexual performance and food intake. Frontiers in Endocrinology, 2:101. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2011.00101.  
  • Klingerman, C. M., Patel, A., Hedges,  V.L., Meisel, R.L. and Schneider, J.E. (2011) Effects of food restriction on appetitive aspects of sex and ingestive behavior and neural activation in the nucleus accumbens.  Behavioral and Brain Research,  223: 356-370.
  • Klingerman, C. M., Krishnamoorthy, K., Patel, K., Spiro, A. B., Struby, C., Patel, A. and Schneider, J.E. (2010) Energetic challenges unmask the role of ovarian hormones in orchestrating ingestive and sex behaviors.  Hormones and Behavior, 58:563-574, 2010.


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