Jonathan T. King

Director and Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
  • Expertise


    In his research, Jonathan King examines the modulation of learning and memory by stress and other factors. His lab studies how stress affects depressive-like behaviors in rats, and the neuroplastic changes that occur in the hippocampus due to stress and treatment with antidepressants.

    He is also studying the neuroactive properties of traditional Asian herbs such as ginseng and of endocrine disrupting compounds found in the environment.

    Research Interests

    The modulation of learning and memory by stress and other factors

    Areas of Expertise

    • Neurophysiology
    • Stress Physiology
    • Learning and Memory
  • Work


    With P.V. Lovell, M. Rishniw, M.I. Kotlikoff, M.L. Zeeman, and D.P. McCobb, “B2 and B4 subunits of BK channels confer differential sensitivity to acute modulation by steroid hormones, Journal of Neurophysiology 95: 2878-2888, 2006

    With P.V. Lovell and D.P. McCobb, “Acute modulation of adrenal chromaffin cell BK channel gating and cell excitability by glucocorticoids, Journal of Neurophysiology 91:5671-570, 2004

    With A.J. Titheradge, J. Ryu and N.E. Murray, “Families of restriction enzymes: an analysis prompted by molecular and genetic data for type ID restriction and modification systems, Nucleic Acids Res. 2001 Oct 15; 29 (20):4195-205

  • Education


    Cornell University

    Bachelor of Science
    California State University, San Bernardino;

    Recent Courses Taught

    • Neurobiology with Laboratory
    • Introduction to Neuroscience with Lab
    • Neuroethology: Mechanisms of Behavior with Laboratory
    • Senior Seminar
  • Awards & Honors

    Awards & Honors

    Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Postdoctoral Grant, 2007-09

    National Institutes of Health, Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology Training Grant, 2000-05