B.S., DePaul University

Ph.D., University of Texas - Austin

Daniel Tobiansky, PhD

POSTDOC, 2019-present

Dr. Daniel Tobiansky is a recent transplant from the University of British Columbia where he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Brain Health. There he studied how diet and circulating hormones influence local synthesis of steroid hormones in the brain. For his Ph.D., Daniel studied how estrogen signaling in the hypothalamus affects the rewarding properties of cocaine in animal models of drug seeking.

Now at Wake, Daniel is exploring the (neuro)endocrine underpinnings of mating displays and territoriality in non-model organisms (e.g., woodpeckers). He is also using woodpeckers as a model to study traumatic brain injury (TBI) and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

Selected Publications

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Tobiansky DJ. (2018). Understanding how age-related decline in testosterone affects male sexual behavior: neurosteroids as the missing piece. Current Sexual Health Reports. 10(4): 305-314.

Tobiansky DJ, Wallin-Miller KG, Floresco SB, Wood RI, Soma KK. (2018). Androgen regulation of the mesocorticolimbic system and executive function. Frontiers in Endocrinology. 9: 279 (18 pp.).

Tobiansky DJ, Korol AM, Ma C, Hamden JE, Jalabert C, Tomm RJ, Soma KK. (2018). Testosterone and corticosterone in the mesocorticolimbic system of male rats: effects of gonadectomy and caloric restriction. Endocrinology. 159(1): 450-464.

Tomm RJ, Tse MT, Tobiansky DJ, Schweitzer HR, Soma KK, Floresco SB. (2018). Effects of aging on executive functioning and mesocorticolimbic dopamine markers in male Fischer 344 × Brown Norway rats. Neurobiology of Aging. 72: 134-146 

Nutsch VL, Will RG, Tobiansky DJ, Reilly M, Gore AC, Dominguez JM. (2017). Age-related changes in sexual function and steroid-hormone receptors in the medial preoptic area of male rats. Hormones and Behavior. 96: 4-12.

Tobiansky DJ, Will RG, Lominac KD, Turner JM, Hattori T, Krishnan K, Martz JR, Nutsch VL, Dominguez JM. (2016). Estradiol in the preoptic area regulates the dopaminergic response to cocaine in the nucleus accumbens. Neuropsychopharmacology. 41: 1897–1906.

Tobiansky DJ, Roma PG, Hattori T, Will RG, Nutsch VL, Dominguez JM. (2013). The medial preoptic area modulates cocaine-induced activity in female rats. Behavioral Neuroscience. 127(2): 293-302.