Review on sex differences in the glutamate system in substance use
March 15, 2020
In this review, lead by Laura Giacometti, we discuss our current understanding of sex differences in the glutamate system, implications for substance use disorders and treatment, and gaps in knowledge.
Qiaowei will start her PhD in Pharmacology and Physiology this fall, and we're sure many great things are yet to come!
NIDA A-START Award Funded!
May 10, 2019
We're very excited to have received a NOA for our NIDA A-START Award investigating aberrant corticostriatal circuit function in a mouse model of HIV infection. This research, in collaboration with the Gaskill Lab, will assess infection-induced alterations in compulsive-like drug seeking and underlying neurobiological substrates.
Qiaowei's research recognized at Drexel's Sex and Gender Research Forum
March 13, 2019
Congratulations to Qiaowei for receiving a poster award at the Drexel Sex and Gender Research Forum. Her research identifies sex-specific effects of chronic ethanol exposure on reward seeking despite aversive experiences.
Check out our new work on vHipp projections in the maintenance of habitual behavior
January 07, 2019
Our new paper published in Learning and Memory discusses a role for ventral hippocampus projections to the nucleus accumbens shell in supporting habitual behaviors that persist despite changes in contingency.