Dr. Terrence (Terry) Deak joined the faculty at Binghamton University in the Fall of 2001 as an Assistant Professor in the Behavioral Neuroscience Program, a division of the Psychology Department. Promoted to Associate Professor in 2007 and to Full Professor in 2014, Professor Deak earned his B.S. degree in Psychology with a minor in Chemistry from Bowling Green State University, then completed both M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Prior to joining the faculty at Binghamton, Professor Deak worked as a Senior Scientist at Wright-Patt Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, where he performed contract research for the U.S. Navy in the general area of neurotoxicology.
Professor Deak’s research in Behavioral Neuroscience examines neuroendocrine and neuroimmune consequences of stress. In doing so, his work seeks to determine the mechanisms by which acute and chronic stress contribute to complex disease states as diverse as Major Depression, Alcoholism and natural aging and neurodegenerative conditions. Having published ~85 empirical and theoretical articles, Professor Deak was the recipient of a Young Investigator Award from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) received a sabbatical fellowship funded by the James McKeen Cattell Foundation in 2008, and earned a Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarly and Creative Activities in 2011. In addition to reviewing grants for several national and international agencies, Professor Deak has served on Editorial boards for several journals, including Endocrinology, Physiology & Behavior, and Experimental Biology & Medicine. His research is currently funded through the National Institute of Health (both NIAAA and NIA).