Brandon Baiamonte

photoPosition: Assistant Professor of Psychology

Fields of Study: Physiological Psychology

Office Phone Number: 985-549-3570


Education: Ph.D. in Applied Biopsychology from University of New Orleans

Classes Usually Taught: PSYC 102: General Psychology II; PSYC 335: Research Design and Analysis; PSYC 462: Physiological Psychology; PSYC 613: Graduate Physiological Psychology; PSYC 660: Graduate Psychopharmacology

Research Interests: Pain Perception, Neurobiology of Addiction, Psychological influences on exercise, Huntington's disease

Published Research

Roltsch, E.A., Baynes, B.B., Mayeaux, J.P., Whitaker, A.M., Baiamonte, B.A., Gilpin, N.W.     (2014). Predator odor stress alters corticotrophin-releasing factor-1 (CRF1R)-dependent behavior in rats. Neuropharmacology, 79, 83-89.

Baiamonte, B.A., Valenza, M., Roltsch, E.A., Whitaker, A.M., Baynes, B.B., Sabino, V., Gilpin, N.W. (2014). Nicotine dependence produces hyperalgesia that is mediated by corticotropin-releasing factor-1 receptors (CRF1Rs) in the central amygdala (CeA). Neuropharmacology, 77, 217-223.

Baiamonte, B.A., Lee, F.A., Brewer, S.T., Spano, D., LaHoste, G.J. (2013). Attenuation of Rhes activity significantly delays the appearance of behavioral symptoms in a mouse model of Huntington's disease. PLoS ONE, 8(1), e53606.

Baiamonte, B.A., Lee, F.A., Gould, H, Soignier, R.D. (2013). Morphine-Induced cognitive impairment is attenuated by induced pain in rats. Behavioral Neuroscience, 127(4), 524-534.

Soignier, R.D., Baiamonte, B.A., Lee, F.A., Taylor, B, Paul, D, Gould, H. (2011). Comparison of testing the plantar and dorsal hind paw surfaces in the measurement of CFA-induced pain and morphine analgesia in rats. The Journal of Pain Medicine, 12(3), 451-458.

Lee, F.A., Baiamonte, B.A., Spano, D., LaHoste, G.J., Soignier, R.D., Harrison, L.M. (2010). Mice lacking Rhes show altered morphine analgesia, tolerance, and dependence. Neuroscience Letters, 489(3), 182-186.

McAllister, H.M., Baiamonte, B.A., Ory, J.H., Scherer, J.A. (2010) The effect of wanted posters on prospective and retrospective memory. Law and Human Behavior, 35(2), 104-109.