Christina Wilson

Office: Science Hall W-2014
Phone: 706-667-4221

Classes Taught at August University

BIOL 1101: Fundamentals of Biology
BIOL 1107: Principles of Biology I
BIOL 1108: Principles of Biology II
BIOL 2111: Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 3200: Genetics

Educational Background

S., Biology, 2006, University of South Carolina Aiken
D., Biomedical Sciences, 2012, Medical College of Georgia

Career Background

Evans Christian Academy – A.P Biology
Aiken Technical College – Basic Anatomy and Physiology
University of South Carolina Aiken – Anatomy and Physiology
Augusta University – Various Topic
University of Maryland, School of Medicine – Psychiatry

Research Interest

I am not currently conducting research.  I do maintain interest in many subject areas including those in which I have studied:

Undergraduate Research Project I: Characterizing aerosolized bacteria from African dust events (under G.W. Smith, Ph.D.).

Undergraduate Research Project II: Using microbial biosurfactants to reduce the bioavailability of lead and uranium (under R. Brigmon Ph.D., in collaboration with Savannah River National Laboratory).

PhD Dissertation: A variable prenatal stress paradigm as a valid drug discovery platform for cognitive deficits associated with neuropsychiatric disorders (under A.V. Terry Jr., Ph.D.).

Postdoctoral Research Project: The use of stem cells to ameliorate social and cognitive deficits associated with schizophrenia (under G.I. Elmor Ph.D., in collaboration with Athersys, Inc.).


Wilson , Brigmon R.L., Knox A., Seaman J., Smith G. 2006. Effects of Microbial and Phosphate Amendments on the Bioavailability of Lead (Pb) in Shooting Range Soil. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 76:392-399.

Terry A.V. Jr., Buccafusco J.J., Wilson C. 2008. Cognitive Dysfunction in Neuropsychiatric Disorders: Selected Serotonin Receptor Subtypes as Therapeutic Targets. Behavioural Brain Research. 195:30–38.

Wilson C. and Terry A.V. Jr. 2009. Enhancing Cognition in Neurologic Disorders: Potential Usefulness of 5-HT6 Antagonists. Drugs of the Future. 34(12): 969-975.

Wilson C. and Terry A.V. Jr. 2010. Neurodevelopmental Animal Models of Schizophrenia: Role in Novel Drug Discovery and Development. Clinical Schizophrenia & Related Psychosis. 4(2):124-137.

Issa G., Wilson C., and Terry A.V. Jr., Pillai A. 2010. An Inverse Relationship between Cortisol and BDNF Levels in Schizophrenia: Data from Human Postmortem and Animal Studies. Neurobiology of Disease. 39:327-333.

Webster S. J., Wilson C.A., Lee C-H., Mohler E.G., Terry A. V. Jr., Buccafusco J.J. The Acute Effects of Dimebolin, a Potential Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment, on Working Memory in Rhesus Monkeys.  British Journal of Pharmacology. 164: 970-978.

Wilson C.A., Schade R., and Terry A.V. Jr. 2012. Variable prenatal stress results in impairments of sustained attention and inhibitory response control in a 5-choice serial reaction time task in rats. Neuroscience. 218:126-137.

Wilson C.A., Vazdarjanova A., and Terry A.V. Jr. 2013. Exposure to variable prenatal stress in rats: effects on anxiety-related behaviors, innate and contextual fear, and fear extinction. Behavioural Brain Research. 238:279-288.

Wilson C.A., Terry A.V. Jr. 2013. Variable maternal stress in rats alters locomotor activity, social behavior, and recognition memory in the adult offspring. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior. 104:47-61.

Wilson C.A., Koenig J.I. 2014. Social interaction and social withdrawal in rodents as readouts for investigating the negative symptoms of schizophrenia. European Neuropsychopharmacology. 24(5):759-73.

Wilson, C.A., Brigmon, R.L.,Yeager, C., Smith, G.W., Polson, S.W. 2014. Genotypic and phenotypic characterization of aerosolized bacteria collected from African dust events. Journal of the South Carolina Academy of Science. 12(1):8-13.