Kenira J. Thompson, PhD

Kenira Thompson


Professional Preparation

-2001- Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Major: Behavioral Neuroscience

Minor: Neurobiology, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Dissertation Title: “An Examination of the Time-Dependent Expression of Angiogenic Factors and Energy Substrates in the Cerebellum of the Exercised Rat.”

-1998- Master of Science, Dept. of Psychology University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Thesis title: “The effects of the naltrexone implant on intravenous self-administration of cocaine.”

-1995- Bachelor of Arts, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, San German, PR

Major: Psychology

Minor: Biology

Summa Cum Laude Graduation



Kenira J. Thompson, Mario L. Mata, James E. Orfila, Edwin J. Barea-Rodriguez and Joe L. Martinez, Jr.

J Neurophysiol 93:2668-2673, 2005. First published Nov 17, 2004; doi:10.1152/jn.00901.2004


Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor Antagonist AIDA Blocks Induction of

Mossy Fiber-CA3 LTP In Vivo

Kenira J. Thompson, Mario L. Mata, James E. Orfila, Edwin J. Barea-Rodriguez, and Joe L. Martinez, Jr.

University of Texas at San Antonio, Department of Biology, San Antonio, Texas


Gene expression changes in the rodent hippocampus

following whole brain irradiation

Pragathi Achanta a,∗, Kenira J. Thompsona,1, Martin Fuss b, Joe L. Martinez Jr.

Cajal Neuroscience Institute, The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249, United States

Department of Radiation Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, OR 97239, United States