Damon G Lamb

Damon G Lamb, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: MD-PSYCHIATRY
Business Phone: (352) 294-5960
Business Email: dlamb@ufl.edu

About Damon G Lamb

Dr. Lamb is an assistant professor of Psychiatry at the University of Florida and a Health Research Scientist at the Brain Rehabilitation Research Center at the Malcom Randall VAMC in Gainesville, FL. He is interested in the complex interaction of autonomics, emotional function and cognition. His undergraduate training was at the University of Maryland in Computer Engineering and Mathematics. He then earned a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Chicago and his PhD in Neuroscience from Emory University, where he focused on biophysical computational modeling of autonomic neuronal networks. He conducts clinical-translational research and education in human neuroimaging of psychiatric and related disorders.

Accomplishments

HHMI Research Partners Fellow
2011-2013 · Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Endowment
2009 · Marine Biology Laboratory
Frank R. Lillie Fellowship and Scholarship Fund
2009 · Marine Biology Laboratory
IGERT: Hybrid Neural Microsystems Fellow
2007-2009 · National Science Foundation
Faculty Commendation
2005 · University of Chicago, Department of Computer Science
President's Scholarship
1999-2000 · University of Maryland, College Park

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0003-0389-7610

Publications

2021
A transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation study on verbal order memory
Journal of Neurolinguistics. 59 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jneuroling.2021.100990.
2021
Acute vagus nerve stimulation enhances reversal learning in rats.
Neurobiology of learning and memory. 184 [DOI] 10.1016/j.nlm.2021.107498. [PMID] 34332068.
2021
Hyperarousal symptoms and decreased right hemispheric frontolimbic white matter integrity predict poorer sleep quality in combat-exposed veterans.
Brain injury. 35(8):922-933 [DOI] 10.1080/02699052.2021.1927186. [PMID] 34053386.
2021
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Subsequent to Apparent Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.
Cognitive and behavioral neurology : official journal of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology. 34(1):26-37 [DOI] 10.1097/WNN.0000000000000264. [PMID] 33652467.
2021
The neurobiology of wellness: 1H-MRS correlates of agency, flexibility and neuroaffective reserves in healthy young adults.
NeuroImage. 225 [DOI] 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.117509. [PMID] 33127477.
2020
Cerebral Metabolite Concentrations Are Associated With Cortical and Subcortical Volumes and Cognition in Older Adults.
Frontiers in aging neuroscience. 12 [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2020.587104. [PMID] 33613261.
2020
The association of white matter free water with cognition in older adults.
NeuroImage. 219 [DOI] 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.117040. [PMID] 32534124.
2019
Hand asymmetries of tactile attention in younger and older adults.
Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology. 41(10):1088-1096 [DOI] 10.1080/13803395.2019.1657800. [PMID] 31441368.
2019
Heavy Alcohol Use and Age Effects on HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Function.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 43(1):147-157 [DOI] 10.1111/acer.13915. [PMID] 30371953.
2019
Improved Accuracy on Lateralized Spatial Judgments in Healthy Aging.
Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS. 25(10):1044-1050 [DOI] 10.1017/S1355617719000900. [PMID] 31543083.
2019
Synaptic Strengths Dominate Phasing of Motor Circuit: Intrinsic Conductances of Neuron Types Need Not Vary across Animals
eneuro. 6(4):ENEURO.0417-18.2019 [DOI] 10.1523/eneuro.0417-18.2019.
2019
Synaptic Strengths Dominate Phasing of Motor Circuit: Intrinsic Conductances of Neuron Types Need Not Vary across Animals.
eNeuro. 6(4) [DOI] 10.1523/ENEURO.0417-18.2019. [PMID] 31270128.
2019
The Influence of Focused and Sustained Spatial Attention on the Allocation of Spatial Attention.
Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS. 25(1):65-71 [DOI] 10.1017/S1355617718000802. [PMID] 30486914.
2018
Asymmetrical distractibility of global and focal visuospatial attention during segmental and total compound line bisections
Neuropsychology. [PMID] 29985016.
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2018
Asymmetrical distractibility of global and focal visuospatial attention during segmental and total compound line bisections.
Neuropsychology. 32(7):843-849 [DOI] 10.1037/neu0000455. [PMID] 29985016.
2018
Background distraction during vertical solid and character line bisections.
Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology. [PMID] 29614901.
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2018
Psychostimulant drug effects on glutamate, Glx, and creatine in the anterior cingulate cortex and subjective response in healthy humans.
Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. 43(7):1498-1509 [DOI] 10.1038/s41386-018-0027-7. [PMID] 29511334.
2018
Right hemispatial ipsilesional neglect with chronic right hemisphere strokes.
Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology. 40(4):347-356 [DOI] 10.1080/13803395.2017.1347606. [PMID] 28812421.
2018
The Impact of Alcohol Use on Frontal White Matter in HIV.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 42(9):1640-1649 [DOI] 10.1111/acer.13823. [PMID] 29957870.
2017
Frontal Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid Concentrations Are Associated With Cognitive Performance in Older Adults.
Biological psychiatry. Cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging. 2(1):38-44 [DOI] 10.1016/j.bpsc.2016.06.004. [PMID] 28217759.
2017
Impact of tissue correction strategy on GABA-edited MRS findings.
NeuroImage. 162:249-256 [DOI] 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.08.073. [PMID] 28882635.
2017
Non-invasive Vagal Nerve Stimulation Effects on Hyperarousal and Autonomic State in Patients with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and History of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Preliminary Evidence.
Frontiers in medicine. 4 [DOI] 10.3389/fmed.2017.00124. [PMID] 28824913.
2016
The aging brain: Movement speed and spatial control.
Brain and cognition. 109:105-111 [DOI] 10.1016/j.bandc.2016.07.009. [PMID] 27658213.
2015
Abnormal tactile pressure perception in Parkinson’s disease.
Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology. 37(8):808-15 [DOI] 10.1080/13803395.2015.1060951. [PMID] 26313511.
2015
Hemispheric differences in malignant middle cerebral artery stroke.
Journal of the neurological sciences. 353(1-2):20-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jns.2015.04.036. [PMID] 25959980.
2014
Maladaptive autonomic regulation in PTSD accelerates physiological aging.
Frontiers in psychology. 5 [DOI] 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01571. [PMID] 25653631.
2014
The influence of stimulus proximity on judgments of spatial relationships in patients with chronic unilateral right or left hemisphere stroke.
Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology. 36(8):787-93 [DOI] 10.1080/13803395.2014.940855. [PMID] 25350787.
2013
A possible mechanism for PTSD symptoms in patients with traumatic brain injury: central autonomic network disruption
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2013
A possible mechanism for PTSD symptoms in patients with traumatic brain injury: central autonomic network disruption.
Frontiers in neuroengineering. 6 [DOI] 10.3389/fneng.2013.00013. [PMID] 24391583.
2013
Correlated conductance parameters in leech heart motor neurons contribute to motor pattern formation.
PloS one. 8(11) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0079267. [PMID] 24260181.
2013
Once more unto the leech: production of functional motor patterns in leech heart motor neurons
Bmc Neuroscience.
2012
Individual differences in leech heart motor neuron models
Bmc Neuroscience.
2012
Small is beautiful: models of small neuronal networks.
Current opinion in neurobiology. 22(4):670-5 [DOI] 10.1016/j.conb.2012.01.010. [PMID] 22364687.
2011
Neural circuits controlling behavior and autonomic functions in medicinal leeches.
Neural systems & circuits. 1(1) [DOI] 10.1186/2042-1001-1-13. [PMID] 22329853.
2010
Autonomic predictors of recovery following surgery: a comparative study.
Autonomic neuroscience : basic & clinical. 156(1-2):60-6 [DOI] 10.1016/j.autneu.2010.03.009. [PMID] 20451468.
2010
Emotion recognition in children with autism spectrum disorders: Relations to eye gaze and autonomic state
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
2010
Regional differences in relationships between apparent white matter integrity, cognition and mood in patients with ischemic stroke.
Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology. 32(7):673-81 [DOI] 10.1080/13803390903427406. [PMID] 20155558.
2009
Electroencephalogram and heart rate regulation to familiar and unfamiliar people in children with autism spectrum disorders
Child Development. 80(4):1118-1133 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2009.01320.x.
2008
Autonomic predictors of survival post surgery: An animal model
Psychophysiology.
2007
Cardiac regulation in the socially monogamous prairie vole.
Physiology & behavior. 90(2-3):386-93 [PMID] 17107695.
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2007
Social isolation disrupts autonomic regulation of the heart and influences negative affective behaviors.
Biological psychiatry. 62(10):1162-70 [PMID] 17658486.
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2007
The dynamic affect recognition evaluation (DARE) software
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2005
Experimental tests of the injection Y on the University of Maryland Electron Ring
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2004
Intense beam transport experiments in a multi-bend system at the University of Maryland Electron Ring
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2001
Outcomes from milieu-based neurorehabilitation at up to 11 years post-discharge.
Brain injury. 15(5):413-28 [PMID] 11350655.
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1996
Use of a comprehensive programme of external cueing to enhance procedural memory in a patient with dense amnesia.
Brain injury. 10(1):17-25 [PMID] 8680389.
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1992
Neuropsychologic impairment in adult bone marrow transplant candidates.
Cancer. 70(9):2288-97 [PMID] 1394058.
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1989
Isocapnic hypoxemia and neuropsychological functioning.
Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology. 11(2):241-51 [PMID] 2494222.
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Grants

Apr 2021 ACTIVE
The contribution of declines in functional connectivity to cognitive aging
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Aug 2020 ACTIVE
Understanding pancreatic endocrine and exocrine loss in pre-type 1 diabetes
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDDK
Sep 2017 ACTIVE
Treatment of mild cognitive impairment with transcutaneous vagal nerve stimulation
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Jan 2017 – Mar 2021
Cognitive Augmentation through Neuroplasticity (CAN)
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: US DEPT OF DEFENSE DARPA

Patents

Published June 2017
System and Method for Monitoring and Controlling Nervous System Behavior Using Autonomic Features
#US 2017-0361097 A1

Education

Ph.D., Neuroscience
2013 · Emory University
Master of Science, Computer Science
2005 · University of Chicago
Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering
2003 · University of Maryland
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics
2003 · University of Maryland

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2019,2021
BME5703 Statistical Methods for Biomedical Engineering
2017
GMS6022 Prin Neuroscience 2

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-5960
Emails:
Business:
dlamb@ufl.edu