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Gloria E. Hoffman

Gloria E. Hoffman Ph.D.

Academic Title: Adjunct Professor
Primary Appointment: Psychiatry
Location: 110 S. Paca Street, 4th floor

Personal History:


  • 1965 -1968 University of Illinois, Bachelor of Sci., l968, Biology,  Chicago Circle Campus
  • 1968 -1974 University of Illinois, Ph.D.,  l974,  Pharmacology,  Medical Center, Chicago
Post Graduate:
  • 1974 - 1978, Department of Anatomy  (Dr. K. Knigge, Dr. John R. Sladek, Jr., University of Rochester, Sponsors); School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY
  • 1978 - 1983, Department of Anatomy,  Assistant Professor, School of Dentistry and Medicine, University of Rochester
  • 1983 - 1987, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Associate Professor, University of Rochester
  • 1987 - 1991, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Adjunct Associate Professor,  University of Rochester
  • 1987 - 1993, Department of Physiology,  Associate Professor,  University of Pittsburgh
  • 1993 - 1994, Department of Neurobiology,  Associate Professor,  University of Pittsburgh
  • 1994 - 1996, Department of Neurobiology,  Professor,  University of Pittsburgh
  • 1996 - 2008, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • 2011-present, Department of Psychiatry, Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine

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Representative Publications

  • Le, W.W., Berghorn, K.A., Rassnick, S., Dohanics, J., and Hoffman, G.E., Periventricular preoptic area neurons co-activated with LHRH neurons at the time of the LH surge are LHRH afferents. Endocrinology 140: 510-19, 1999.
  • Le, W.-W., Berghorn, K.A., Smith, M.S. and Hoffman, G.E. Alpha-1 adrenergic receptor blockade blocks LH secretion but not LHRH cFos activation. Brain Research 747: 236-245, 1997.
  • Wang, H-J, Hoffman GE, Smith MS. Increased GnRH mRNA in the GnRH neurons expressing cFos during the proestrous LH surge. Endocrinology 136:3673-3676, 1995.
  • Berghorn, K.A., J.H Bonnett, and G.E. Hoffman. cFos immunoreactivity is enhanced with biotin amplification. J. Histochem. Cytochem: 42:1635-1642, 1994.