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Skidmore College
Biology Department

Sample ImageDenise B. McQuade

Senior Instructor in Biology

Dana Science Center
Room 315
Department of Biology Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866

(518) 580-5077

(518) 580-5071



M.S., Biobehavioral Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT    

  • Master's Thesis: "Physiological and Behavioral Responses of Female Rats Mated to Males with Reduced Erectile Capacity"

B.A., Psychobiology, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA    

  • Undergraduate Thesis: "Sensory Cues Used in Cache Recovery by the Eastern Gray Squirrel"

Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Neuroscience (NS 101)
  • Biological Sciences I (BI 105)
  • Biology of the Mind (BI 110)
  • Human Genetics (BI 170)
  • Population Biology (BI 190)
  • Comparative Vertebrate Physiology (BI 236)

Teaching Interests:

With a broad background in Biology and Neuroscience, Denise enjoys teaching a variety of laboratories.


Bitran, D., Miller, S.A., McQuade, D.B., Liepheimer, R.E., and Sachs, B.D.(1989). Inhibition of sexual reflexes by lumbosacral injection of a GABAb agonist in the male rat. Physiol. Biochem. And Behav. 31, 657-666.

McQuade, D.B., Williams, E.H., and Eichembaum, H.B. (1986). Cues used for localizing food by the gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis). Ethology, 72, 22-30.

Durkot, M.J., Martinez, O., Brooks-McQuade, D., and Francesconi, R. (1986). Simultaneous determination of fluid shifts during thermal stress in small-animal model. J. Appl. Physiol., 61, 1031-1034.