Parker Holman, MSEd, PhD

Senior Lab Demonstrator, Kinesiology

Parker Holman

Office: CRN 417A

Extension: x4713

Dr. Parker Holman received his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of British Columbia, where his research focused on understanding how negative early-life experiences such as prenatal alcohol exposure and/or trauma impact social behaviour neurodevelopment. In addition to his neuroscience training, Dr. Holman also completed a MSEd in Secondary Science Education from Lehman College at the City University of New York, teaching high school science in NYC for several years. Dr. Holman has taught a broad range of undergraduate and graduate student learners and has over 15 years of experience with anatomical instruction using cadaveric dissection. You can find some of the open access neuroanatomy resources Dr. Holman helped create at

  • Neurobehavioural Development
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
  • Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Holman PJ, Raineki C, Chao A, Grewal R, Haghighat S, Fung C, Morgan E, Ellis L, Yu W, Weinberg J. (2021). Altered social recognition memory and hypothalamic neuropeptide expression in adolescent male and female rats following prenatal alcohol exposure and/or early-life adversity. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 126: 105146.

Holman PJ, Baglot SL, Morgan E, Weinberg J. (2019). Effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on social competence: Asymmetry in play partner preference among heterogeneous triads of male and female rats. Developmental Psychobiology. 61: 513–524.

Holman P, Bodnar T, Ghomi M, Choi R, Moukhles H, & Krebs C. (2018). 3D neuroanatomy: using the HoloLens for an augmented reality approach in neuroanatomy education. The FASEB Journal, 32, 25-3.

Holman PJ, Ellis L, Morgan E, Weinberg J. (2018). Prenatal alcohol exposure disrupts male adolescent social behavior and oxytocin receptor binding in rodents. Hormones and Behavior. 105:115–127.

Raineki C, Bodnar TS, Holman PJ, Baglot S, Lan N, Weinberg J. (2017). Effects of early-life adversity on immune function are mediated by prenatal environment: Role of prenatal alcohol exposure. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 66: 210-210.

Krebs C, Holman P, Bodnar T, Weinberg J, & Vogl W. (2014). Flipping the neuroanatomy labs: how the production of high-quality video and interactive modules changed our approach to teaching (211.3). The FASEB Journal28, 211-3.

Human Musculoskeletal Anatomy