Stuart Cromarty, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology

508-767-7247 Testa Science Center - Room 103

Degrees Earned

B.S., Boston University; Biology, 1986 
M.S., University of Rhode Island; Zoology, 1990
Ph.D., University of Rhode Island; Biological Science, 1995
Ph.D. Thesis Title: “Neuroethology of the escape behavior in the American lobster, Homarus americanus, over the molt cycle.”

Undergraduate Courses Taught

General Physiology
Comparative Physiology
Mammalian Anatomy and Animal Behavior

Publications & Editorships

Rutishauser, R., S.I. Cromarty, B.S. Beltz and E.A. Kravitz (2004). Long-term consequences of agonistic interactions between socially naive juvenile American lobsters (Homarus americanus). Biological Bulletin 207:183-187.

Hörner, M., R. Heinrich, S.I. Cromarty and E.A. Kravitz (2002). Synaptic connectivity of amine-containing neurosecretory cells of lobsters: Inputs to 5HT- and OCT-containing neurons. In. Wiese, K. (ed.) The Crustacean Nervous System. pp. 156-172, Springer Verlag, Germany.

Heinrich, R., M. Hörner, S.I. Cromarty and E.A. Kravitz (2002). Intrinsic properties of amine-containing neurosecretory cells of lobsters: Spontaneous activity and autoinhibition. In. Wiese, K. (ed.) The Crustacean Nervous System. pp. 173-185, Springer Verlag, Germany.

Doernberg, S. S.I. Cromarty, R. Heinrich, B.S. Beltz and E.A. Kravitz (2001). Agonistic behavior in naïve juvenile lobsters depleted of serotonin by 5,7-dihydroxytryptamine. Journal of Comparative Physiology A. 187:91-103.

Cromarty, S.I., J. Mello and G. Kass-Simon (2000). Molt-related and size dependent differences in the escape response behavior of the American lobster, Homarus americanus. Biol. Bull. 200:112-118.

Coglianese, D., S.I. Cromarty and G. Kass-Simon (2008). Perception of the steroid hormone 20-Hydroxyecdysone modulates agonistic interactions in Homarus americanus. Animal Behaviour 75:2023-2034.

Presentations

Coglianese, D., G. Kass-Simon and S.I. Cromarty (2005). Smelling One’s Enemy: Ecdysones orchestrate agonistic interactions in Homarus americanus 31st East Coast Nerve Net Symposium, Woods Hole, MA. 

Coglianese, D., G. Kass-Simon and S.I. Cromarty (2004). The perception of steroid molting hormones is involved in orchestrating agonistic interactions in the American lobster, Homarus americanus. 30th Meeting of Society of Neuroscience, San Diego, CA. 

Cromarty, S.I., D. M. Boseman and G. Kass-Simon (2004). The physiological basis for olfactory perception of steroids in the American lobster, Homarus americanus: Olfactory receptor neuron recordings. 30th Meeting of Society of Neuroscience, San Diego, CA. 

Fini, A., K. Randall, M. Boseman, D. Coglianese, D.B. Horowitz, S.I. Cromarty and G. Kass-Simon (2004). The physiological and morphological basis for olfactory perception of steroids in lobsters: preliminary experiments. 30th East Coast Nerve Net Symposium, Woods Hole, MA. 

Horowitz D.B., G. Kass-Simon, D. Coglianese, M.A. Boseman, A. Fini, K. Randall and S.I. Cromarty (2004). The morphological basis for olfactory perception of steroids during agonistic behavior in lobsters: Preliminary experiments. North Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Portsmouth, RI. 

Coglianese, D., D.B. Horowitz, G. Kass-Simon, S.I. Cromarty, K. Randall and A. Fini (2004). Perception of the molting hormone 20-Hydroxyecdysone by Homarus americanus: localization of steroid receptors and effect on behavior. Southern New England Chapter American Fisheries Society, Old Lyme CT.

Grants and Awards

Faculty Development Grant Recipient, 2007. The Effects of Steroids on the Central Nervous System of the American Lobster, Homarus Americanus