Amy L. Bauernfeind, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Washington University School of Medicine

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Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles


Bauernfeind AL, Soderblom EJ, Turner ME, Moseley MA, Ely JJ, Hof PR, Sherwood CC, Wray GA, Babbitt CC. Evolutionary divergence of gene and protein expression in the brains of humans and chimpanzees. Genome Biology and Evolution. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evv132 PDF


Bauernfeind AL, Reyzer ML, Caprioli RM, Ely JJ, Babbitt CC, Wray GA, Hof PR, Sherwood CC. High spatial resolution proteomic comparison of the brain in humans and chimpanzees. Journal of Comparative Neurology 523: 2043-2061. PDF


Bauernfeind AL, Barks SK, Duka T, Grossman LI, Hof PR, Sherwood CC. Aerobic glycolysis in the primate brain: reconsidering the implications for growth and maintenance. Brain Structure & Function 219: 1149-1167. PDF


Bauernfeind AL, Babbitt CC. The appropriation of glucose through primate neurodevelopment. Journal of Human Evolution 77: 132-140. PDF


Barks SK, Bauernfeind AL, Bonar CJ, Cranfield MR, de Sousa AA, Erwin JM, Hopkins WD, Lewandowski AH, Mudakikwa A, Phillips KA, Raghanti MA, Stimpson CD, Hof PR, Sherwood CC. Variable temporal-insular cortex neuroanatomy in primates suggests bottleneck effect in eastern gorillas. Journal of Comparative Neurology 522: 844-860. PDF


Bianchi S, Stimpson CD, Duka T, Larsen MD, Janssen WG, Collins Z, Bauernfeind AL, Schapiro SJ, Baze WB, McArthur MJ, Hopkins WD, Wildman DE, Lipovich L, Kuzawa CW, Jacobs B, Hof PR, Sherwood CC. Synaptogenesis and development of pyramidal neuron dendritic morphology in the chimpanzee neocortex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 110: 10395-10401. PDF


Bauernfeind AL, de Sousa AA, Avasthi T, Dobson SD, Raghanti MA, Lewandowski AH, Zilles K, Semendeferi K, Allman JM, Craig AD, Hof PR, Sherwood CC. A volumetric comparison of the insular cortex and its subregions in primates. Journal of Human Evolution 64: 263-279. PDF


Bianchi S, Stimpson CD, Bauernfeind AL, Schapiro SJ, Baze WB, McArthur MJ, Bronson E, Hopkins WD, Semendeferi K, Jacobs B, Hof PR, Sherwood CC. Dendritic morphology of pyramidal neurons in the chimpanzee neocortex: regional specialization and comparison to humans. Cerebral Cortex 23: 2429-2436. PDF


Bauernfeind AL, Dietrich MS, Blackford JU, Charboneau EJ, Lillevig JG, Cannistraci CJ, Woodward ND, Cao A, Watkins T, Di Iorio CR, Cascio C, Salomon RM, Cowan RL. Human ecstasy use is associated with increased cortical excitability: an fMRI study. Neuropsychopharmacology 36: 1127-1141. PDF


Bianchi S, Bauernfeind AL, Stimpson CD, Bonar CJ, Manger PR, Hof PR, Jacobs B, Sherwood CC. Neocortical neuron morphology in Afrotheria: comparing the rock hyrax with the African elephant. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1225: 37-46. PDF


Salomon RM, Cowan RL, Rogers BP, Dietrich MS, Bauernfeind AL, Kessler RM, Gore JC. Time series fMRI measures detect changes in pontine raphé following acute tryptophan depletion. Psychiatry Research 191: 112-121. PDF


Spocter MA, Hopkins WD, Garrison AR, Bauernfeind AL, Stimpson CD, Hof PR, Sherwood CC. Wernicke’s area homologue in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and its relation to the appearance of modern human language. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 277: 2165-2174. PDF


Raj V, Liang HC, Woodward ND, Bauernfeind AL, Lee J, Deitrich MS, Park S, Cowan RL. MDMA (ecstasy) use is associated with reduced BOLD signal change during semantic recognition in abstinent human polydrug users: a preliminary fMRI study. Journal of Psychopharmacology 24: 187-201. PDF


Riccardi P, Baldwin R, Salomon R, Anderson S, Ansari MS, Li R, Dawant B, Bauernfeind A, Schmidt D, Kessler R. Estimation of baseline dopamine D(2) receptor occupancy in striatum and extrastriatal regions in humans with positron emission tomography with [18F] fallypride. Biological Psychiatry 63: 241-244. PDF


Rymer J, Bauernfeind AL, Brown S, Page TL. Circadian rhythms in the mating behavior of the cockroach, Leucophaea maderae. Journal of Biological Rhythms 22: 43-57. PDF

Book Chapters


Sherwood CC, Bauernfeind AL, Bianchi S, Raghanti MA, Hof PR. Human brain evolution writ large and small. In: Evolution of the Primate Brain: From Neuron to BehaviorProgress in Brain Research, M.A. Hofman and D. Falk (Eds.). Oxford: Elsevier Press. pp. 237-254. PDF


Wood BA, Bauernfeind AL. The fossil record: evidence for speech in early hominins. In: Oxford Handbook of Language Evolution, M. Tallerman and K. Gibson (Eds.). Oxford: University Press. pp. 258-272. PDF