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Division for Neuropharmacology Early Career Award Lecture and Postdoctoral Fellow Showcase

Monday April 04, 2022

8:00 am - 10:00 am Central Time (CT)

113 A


Chair :

Carolyn Fairbanks
Univ of Minnesota

Daniel Morgan
Marshall Univ

This session will feature oral presentations from postdoc finalists selected from the submitted abstracts as well as a talk by the winner of the Division for Neuropharmacology Early Career Award.


Deborah Luessen - Vanderbilt University

Abstract #2232 - mGlu1 Activation Reverses Persistent Deficits in Prefrontal Cortex Inhibitory Transmission and Working Memory Induced by Adolescent Cocaine Exposure

Shalini Dogra - Vanderbilt University

Abstract #6041 - Activation of Group II Metabotropic Glutamate (mGlu2/3) Receptors Regulates Excitatory Synaptic Plasticity in the Nucleus Accumbens: Implications for the Treatment of Schizophrenia

Karan Muchhala - Virginia Commonwealth University

Abstract #5945 - Distinct Mechanisms of Morphine Tolerance in Enteric Neurons and Dorsal Root Ganglia Neurons: Role of β-arrestin-2

Stephanie Matt - Drexel University College of Medicine

Abstract #5277 - Dopamine-driven Increase in IL-1β in Myeloid Cells is Mediated by Differential Dopamine Receptor Expression and Exacerbated by HIV

Erica Levitt - Univ of Florida

Brainstem Circuits Involved in Opioid-induced Respiratory Depression

Breathing is controlled by highly interconnected circuitry in the brainstem. This lecture will focus on pathway specific and cell-type specific ways opioids manipulate the pontomedullary respiratory-controlling circuitry leading to respiratory failure, which is the proximal cause of death from opioid overdose.

Brandon Henderson - Marshall Univ

Chemical Flavorants of E-cigarettes Alter Neurobiology to Promote Vaping-related Behaviors

While nicotine is the primary addictive component of all tobacco products, a contributor to e-cigarette use is chemical flavorants. Vapers clearly prefer flavors; however, there are few investigations regarding their neurobiological impact. This lecture will detail my lab’s findings on how flavorants alter dopamine neurons of the reward pathway.

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