Site Search

Thomas Minor, Ph.D.

Email Address:

Office Address:
8451B Franz Hall


Work Phone Number:
(310) 825-3611

Login to the Faculty Database

Department / Division Affiliations
Professor, Psychology, Learning and Behavior
Member, Brain Research Institute


Jiao Xilu, Pang Kevin C H, Beck Kevin D, Minor Thomas R, Servatius Richard J Avoidance perseveration during extinction training in Wistar-Kyoto rats: an interaction of innate vulnerability and stressor intensity. Behavioural brain research. 2011; 221(1): 98-107.
Beck Kevin D, Jiao Xilu, Ricart Thomas M, Myers Catherine E, Minor Thomas R, Pang Kevin C H, Servatius Richard J Vulnerability factors in anxiety: Strain and sex differences in the use of signals associated with non-threat during the acquisition and extinction of active-avoidance behavior. Progress in neuro-psychopharmacology & biological psychiatry. 2011; 35(7): 1659-70.
Hanff Thomas C, Furst Stephanie J, Minor Thomas R Biochemical and anatomical substrates of depression and sickness behavior. The Israel journal of psychiatry and related sciences. 2010; 47(1): 64-71.
Minor Thomas R, Rowe Michael, Cullen Patrick K, Furst Stephanie Enhancing brain adenosine signaling with the nucleoside transport blocker NBTI (S-(4-nitrobenzyl)-6-theoinosine) mimics the effects of inescapable shock on later shuttle-escape performance in rats. Behavioral neuroscience. 2008; 122(6): 1236-47.
de Oca Beatrice M, Minor Thomas R, Fanselow Michael S Brief flight to a familiar enclosure in response to a conditional stimulus in rats. The Journal of general psychology. 2007; 134(2): 153-72.
Minor Thomas R, Huang Qingjun, Witt Alexis E Cytokine-purine interactions in traumatic stress, behavioral depression, and sickness. CNS & neurological disorders drug targets. 2006; 5(5): 547-60.
Huang Qing-jun, Jiang Hong, Hao Xin-ling, Minor Thomas R Brain IL-1 beta was involved in reserpine-induced behavioral depression in rats. Acta pharmacologica Sinica. 2004; 25(3): 293-6.
Minor Thomas R, Huang Qingjun, Foley Elizabeth A Cytokine-purine interactions in behavioral depression in rats. Integrative physiological and behavioral science : the official journal of the Pavlovian Society. 2004; 38(3): 189-202.
Hunter Aimee M, Balleine Bernard W, Minor Thomas R Helplessness and escape performance: glutamate-adenosine interactions in the frontal cortex. Behavioral neuroscience. 2003; 117(1): 123-35.
Minor Thomas R, Hunter Aimee M Stressor controllability and learned helplessness research in the United States: sensitization and fatigue processes. Integrative physiological and behavioral science : the official journal of the Pavlovian Society. 2003; 37(1): 44-58.
Saade Samar, Balleine Bernard W, Minor Thomas R The L-type calcium channel blocker nimodipine mitigates "learned helplessness" in rats. Pharmacology, biochemistry, and behavior. 2003; 74(2): 269-78.