David Gilliam

David GilliamProfessor of Psychological Sciences

D Gilliam PubMed | Curriculum Vita (PDF)

  • B.S.: Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • M.A.: University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • Ph.D.: University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Courses Taught:

Psychological Statistics, Research Design and Analysis, Behavioral Genetics, Physiological Psychology


Prenatal Drug Effects

Research Interests Powerpoint


Recent Publications:

  • Gilliam, D. Does THC Produce Anxiety in Mice? To be presented at the 2016 Rocky Mountain Psychological Association meeting, April 2016, Denver, CO. Abstract accepted for presentation as a poster.
  • Gilliam, D. (2014). Embryo transfers between C57BL/6J and DBA/2J mice: Examination of a maternal effect on ethanol teratogenesis. Front Genet., 5:436.(doi), 10.3389/fgene.2014.00436. eCollection 02014. (http://journal.frontiersin.org/journal/10.3389/fgene.2014.00436/abstract).
  • Downing, C., Balderrama-Durbin, C., Kimball, A., Biers, J., Wright, H., Gilliam, D. Johnson, T.E. Quantitative Trait Locus Mapping for Ethanol Teratogenesis in BXD Recombinant Inbred Mice. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 2012, 36, 1340-1354.
  • Gilliam, D., Valdez, N., Branson, S., Dixon, A., Downing, D. Maternal Effects on Ethanol Teratogenesis in a Cross between A/J and C57BL/6J mice. Alcohol, 2011, 45, 441-449.
  • Downing, C., Biers, J., Larson, C., Kimball, A., Wright, H., Ishii, T., Gilliam, D., Johnson, T. Genetic and maternal effects on valproic acid teratogenesis in C57BL/6J and DBA/2J mice. Toxicological Science, 2010, 116, 632-639.
  • Jacquier, S., Kleinfeld, J., & Gilliam, D. Prevention of fetal alcohol damage in northern native communities: A practical school-based approach.
    The Northern Review, Spring 2010, 32, 35-61.
  • Downing C, Balderrama-Durbin C, Broncucia H, Gilliam D, Johnson TE (2009a) Ethanol teratogenesis in five inbred strains of mice. Alcoholism:  Clinical and Experimental Research 33(7):1238-45.
  • Downing C, Balderrama-Durbin C, Hayes J, Johnson TE, Gilliam D (2009b) No effect of prenatal alcohol exposure on activity in three inbred strains of mice. Alcohol Alcohol 44(1):25-33.
  • Downing C, Carosone-Link P, Gaudreau C, Kimball A, Broncucia H, Biers J, Johnson TE, Gilliam DM (2008) Quantitative trait locus mapping for ethanol teratogenesis in BXD recombinant inbred mice. Alcoholism:  Clinical and Experimental Research 32:11A.
  • Gilliam D, Valdez N, Branson S, Dixon A, Heddy B, Downing C (2008) Maternal genetic effects on digit and vertebral malformation in C57BL/6J and A/J mice Alcoholism:  Clinical and Experimental Research 32(6):49A.
  • Downing, C., Biers, J., Kimball, A., Broncucia, H., Larson, C., Gilliam, D.M., Johnson, T.E. Ethanol- and valproic acid teratogenesis may share a common epigenetic mechanism. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, June 20-24, 2009, San Diego, CA. Published as an abstract in Alcoholism:  Clinical and Experimental Research, 33, 260A, 2009.

Book Chapter

  • Welsh M, Deroche K, Gilliam D (2008) Neurocognitive Models of Early-Treated Phenylketonuria: Insights from Meta-analysis and New Molecular Genetic Findings, in Handbook of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (Nelson CA, Luciana M eds),  2nd ed., pp 677. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.