SMB Faculty Profiles

Ilia Karatsoreos

Ilia Karatsoreos

Associate Professor

Room: (VBR) 331
Phone: (509)-335-4829


Lab Website

Accepting Students for 2018


Current Position

2012-Present Associate Professor, IPN, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2016-Present Associate Director of Graduate Studies, IPN, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 


2001 B.Sc. Psychology; University of Toronto, Canada
2004 M.A. Psychology, Columbia University, NY
2008 Ph.D. Psychology; Columbia University, NY
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology; The Rockefeller University, NY

Honors and Awards

2006 Young Investigator Award, Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology
2016 Dean's Outstanding Junior Faculty Research Award

Prior Academic Appointments

2010-2011 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia University
2007-2012 Postdoctoral Fellow, The Rockefeller University 


Current Funding

NSF CAREER Biological Timing and Brain Circuits: Circadian influences on Prefrontal Cortex function, PI
NIH Environmentally driven metabolic dysregulation as a model of accelerated aging, PI

List of Publications

Select Publications

  • Karatsoreos IN (2016) The Complexity of Simplicity: Role of Sex, Development and Environment in the Modulation of the Stress Response J Neuroendocrinol 28(8) PMID: 27005563 PMCID: PMC5007192
  • Kaplowitz ET, Savenkova M, Karatsoreos IN, Romeo RD (2016) Somatic and Neuroendocrine Changes in Response to Chronic Corticosterone Exposure During Adolescence in Male and Female Rats J Neuroendocrinol 28(2), 12336 PMID: 26568535 PMCID:
  • McEwen BS, Bowles NP, Gray JD, Hill MN, Hunter RG, Karatsoreos IN, Nasca C (2015) Mechanisms of stress in the brain. Nat Neurosci 18(10), 1353-63 PMID: 26404710 PMCID: PMC4933289
  • Phillips DJ, Savenkova MI, Karatsoreos IN (2015) Environmental disruption of the circadian clock leads to altered sleep and immune responses in mouse Brain Behav Immun 47, 14-23 PMID: 25542734 PMCID:
  • Kinlein SA, Wilson CD, Karatsoreos IN (2015) Dysregulated hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis function contributes to altered endocrine and neurobehavioral responses to acute stress Front Psychiatry 6, 31 PMID: 25821436 PMCID: PMC4358064
  • Romeo RD, Minhas S, Svirsky SE, Hall BS, Savenkova M, Karatsoreos IN (2014) Pubertal shifts in adrenal responsiveness to stress and adrenocorticotropic hormone in male rats Psychoneuroendocrinology 42, 146-52 PMID: 24636511 PMCID: PMC3959666
  • Karatsoreos IN (2014) Links between Circadian Rhythms and Psychiatric Disease Front Behav Neurosci 8, 162 PMID: 24834040 PMCID: PMC4018537
  • Karatsoreos IN, Thaler JP, Borgland SL, Champagne FA, Hurd YL, Hill MN (2013) Food for thought: hormonal, experiential, and neural influences on feeding and obesity J Neurosci 33(45), 17610-6 PMID: 24198352 PMCID: PMC3818543
  • Karatsoreos IN (2012) Effects of circadian disruption on mental and physical health Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep 12(2), 218-25 PMID: 22322663 PMCID:
  • Karatsoreos IN, McEwen BS (2011) Psychobiological allostasis: resistance, resilience and vulnerability Trends Cogn Sci 15(12), 576-84 PMID: 22078931 PMCID:


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