Janet Neisewander

School of LIfe Sciences
ISTB1 room 427
PO Box 874501
TEMPE
Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4501

Biography

 

Janet Neisewander is a behavioral neuroscientist who uses animal models to study mechanisms of drug abuse. She examines social and environmental influences on initiation of drug self-administration, the development of drug-taking habits, and motivation to seek drug after prolonged periods of abstinence. To examine the neural mechanisms involved in these behaviors, her research team uses viral-mediated gene transfer, chemogenetics, molecular imaging techniques, RNAseq, and qt-PCR. Her lab is now establishing electro-physiological and mathematical modeling methods.

Neisewander’s work focuses mainly on cocaine and nicotine—both stimulant drugs. Her research contributes to understanding the development and treatment of drug addiction. It also provides new knowledge of the brain mechanisms involved in emotional processing, and learning and memory.

Education

PhD, University of Kentucky, 1988

Publications

 

Der-Ghazarian, T., Call, T., Scott, S., Dai, K., Brunwasser, S., Noudali, S., Pentkowski, N.S., and Neisewander, J.L. (in press). Effects of a 5-HT1B receptor agonist on locomotion and reinstatement of cocaine-conditioned place preference after abstinence from repeated injections in mice. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscienc.

Bastle, R.M.1, Oliver, R.J.1, Gardiner, A.S., Pentkowski, N.S., Bolognani, F., Allan, A.M., Chaudhury, T., St. Peter, M., Galles, N., Smith, C. Neisewander, J.L.2 and Perrone-Bizzozero, N.I.2 (2017) In silico identification and in vivo validation of miR-495 as a novel regulator of motivation for cocaine that targets multiple addiction-related networks in the nucleus accumbens. Molecular Psychiatry. 1Co-1st authors; 2Co-Senior authors.

Peartree, N. A., Hatch, K.N., Goenaga, J.G., Dado, N.R., Cheung, T.H.C., Talboom, J.S., and Neisewander, J.L. (2017). Social context has differential effects on acquisition of nicotine self-administration in male and female rats. Psychopharmacology, 234, 1815-1828.

Garcia, R., Cotter, A. R., Leslie, K., Olive, M.F., and Neisewander, J.L. (2017) The selective 5-HT1B receptor agonist, CP 94,253, attenuates methamphetamine self-administration in male rats. Journal of International Neuropsychopharmacology, 20, 644-653.

Bastle, R.M., Peartree, N. A., Goenaga, J.G., Hatch, K.N., Henricks, A., Scott, S., Hood, L., and Neisewander, J.L. (2016) Immediate early gene expression reveals interactions between social and nicotine rewards on brain activity in adolescent male rats.  Behavioral Brain Research, 313, 244-254.

Wang, J.1, Bastle, R.M.1, Bass, C.E., Hammer, R.P., Jr., Neisewander, J.L., Nikulina, E.M. (2016) Enhanced brain-derived neurotrophic factor expression in the ventral tegmental area: A risk factor for heightened compulsive cocaine intake following social defeat stress. Neuropharmacology, 109, 121-130. 1Co-1st authors

 

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  • Bardo, M.T., Neisewander, J.L., and Kelly, T.H. Psychosocial influences on the neurobehavioral pharmacology of abused drugs. Pharmacological Reviews (2013).
  • Cheung, T.H.C., Loriaux, A.L., Weber, S.M., Chandler, K.N., Lenz, J.D., Schaan, R.F., Mach, R.H., Luedtke, R.R., and Neisewander, J.L. Reduction of cocaine self-administration and D3 receptor-mediated behavior by two novel dopamine D3 receptor-selective partial agonists, OS-3-106 and WW-III- 55. Journal of Experimental Pharmacology and Therapeutics (2013).
  • Nolan, B.C., Liu, S., Hammerslag, L.M., Cheung, T.H.C., Lenz, J., Mach, R.H., Luedtke, R.R., and Neisewander, J.L. Fos expression in response to dopamine D3-preferring phenylpiperazine drugs given with and without cocaine. Synapse (2013).
  • Bastle, R.M., Kufahl, P.R., Weber, S.M., Turk, M.N., Pentkowski, N.S., Thiel, K.J., and Neisewander, J.L. Novel cues reinstate cocaine-seeking behavior and induce Fos protein as effectively as conditioned cues. Neuropsychopharmacology (2012).
  • Cheung, T.H.C., Neisewander, J.L., and Sanabria, F. Extinction under a behavioral microscope: Isolating the sources of decline in operant response. Behavioural Processes (2012).
  • Cheung, T.H.C., Nolan, B.C., Hammerslag, L.M., Weber, S.M., Durbin, J., Peartree, N.A., Mach, R.H., Luedtke, R.R., and Neisewander, J.L. Novel phenylpiperazine derivatives with selectivity for dopamine D3 receptors modulate cocaine self-administration in rats. Neuropharmacology (2012).
  • Neisewander, J.L., Peartree, N.A., Pentkowski, N.S. Emotional valence and context of social influences on drug abuse-related behavior in animal models of social stress and prosocial interaction. Psychopharmacology (2012).
  • Peartree, N.A., Hood, L.E., Thiel, K.J., Sanabria, F., Pentkowski, N.S., Neisewander, J.L. Limited physical contact through a mesh barrier is sufficient for social reward-CPP in adolescent male rats. Physiology and Behavior (2012).
  • Peartree, N.A., Sanabria, F., Painter, M., Theil, K.J., Weber, S.M., Hood, L.E., and Neisewander, J.L. A new criterion for acquisition of nicotine self-administration in rats. Drug and Alcohol Dependence (2012).
  • Pentkowski, N.S., Cheung, T.H.C., Toy, W.A., Adams, M., Neumaier, J.F., and Neisewander, J.L. Protracted withdrawal from cocaine self-administration flips the switch on 5-HT1B receptor modulation of cocaine-abuse related behaviors. Biological Psychiatry (2012).
  • Pockros, L.A., Pentkowski, N.S., Conway, S.M., Ullman, T.E., Zwick, K.R., and Neisewander, J.L. 5-HT(2A) receptor blockade and 5-HT(2C) receptor activation interact to reduce cocaine hyperlocomotion and Fos protein expression in the caudate-putamen. Synapse (2012).
  • Thiel, K.J., Painter, M.R., Pentkowski, N.S., Mitroi, D., Crawford, C.A., and Neisewander, J.L. Environmental enrichment counters cocaine abstinence-induced stress and brain reactivity to cocaine cues but fails to prevent the incubation effect. Addiction Biology (2012).
  • Acosta, J.I., Thiel, K.J., Sanabria, F., and Neisewander, J.L. Effect of schedule of reinforcement on cue-elicited reinstatement of cocaine-seeking behavior. Behavioural Pharmacology (2008).
  • McLaughlin KJ, Bimonte-Nelson H, Neisewander JL, Conrad CD. Assessment of estradiol influence on spatial tasks and hippocampal CA1 spines: evidence that the duration of hormone deprivation after ovariectomy compromises 17beta-estradiol effectiveness in altering CA1 spines. Hormones and Behavior (2008).
  • Sanabria F, Acosta JI, Killeen PR, Neisewander JL, Bizo LA. Modeling the effects of fluoxetine on food-reinforced behavior. Behavioural Pharmacology (2008).
  • Thiel KJ, Okun AC, Neisewander JL. Social reward-conditioned place preference: a model revealing an interaction between cocaine and social context rewards in rats. Drug and Alcohol Dependence (2008).
  • Zavala AR, Browning JR, Dickey ED, Biswas S, Neisewander JL. Region-specific involvement of AMPA/Kainate receptors in Fos protein expression induced by cocaine-conditioned cues. European Neuropharmacology (2008).
  • Zavala AR, Osredkar T, Joyce JN, Neisewander JL. Upregulation of Arc mRNA expression in the prefrontal cortex following cue-induced reinstatement of extinguished cocaine-seeking behavior. Synapse (2008).
  • Neisewander JL, Acosta JI. Stimulation of 5-HT2C receptors attenuates cue and cocaine-primed reinstatement of cocaine-seeking behavior in rats. Behavioural Pharmacology (2007).
  • A Alleweireldt, R Hobbs, A Taylor, Janet Neisewander. Effects of SCH-23390 infused into the amygdala and adjacent cortex and basal ganglia on cocaine seeking and self-administration in rats. Neuropsychopharmacology (2006).
  • R Meyers, A Zavala, C Speer, Janet Neisewander. Dorsal hippocampus inhibition disrupts acquisition and expression, but not consolidation, of cocaine-conditioned place preference. Behavioral Neuroscience (2006).
  • J Acosta, F Boynton, K Kirschner, Janet Neisewander. Effects of a 5-HT1B receptor agonist on cocaine-seeking and sucrose-seeking behaviors in rats. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior (2005).
  • Acosta, J, Meyers, R, Schell, L, Muhammad, L, Neisewander, Janet. The 5-HT2C agonist, MK 212, fails to produce place conditioning or to alter cocaine-conditioned place preference. (2005).
  • Alleweireldt, A, Hobbs, R, Johnson, J, Schell, L, Wenzel, J, Neisewander, Janet. A dopamine D2/D3 agonist, but not D1 or 5-HT2C agonists, infused into the central amygdala decreases cue- and cocaine-primed reinstatement. (2005).
  • Baran, S, Johnson, J, Acosta, J, Muhammad, L, Schell, L, Neisewander, Janet. Extended access to cocaine produces escalation of drug intake but no change in break point on a progressive ratio schedule. (2005).
  • Zavala, A, Biswas, S, Young, L, Harlan, R, Neisewander, Janet. Co-expression of glutamate AMPA receptor subunits and Fos protein by presentation of cues associated with self-administered cocaine in rats. (2005).
  • Neisewander, Janet Leigh. The amygdala. Corsini Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science (2004).
  • J Burmeister, E Lungren, K Kirschner, Janet Neisewander. Differential roles of 5-HT receptor subtypes in cue and cocaine reinstatement of cocaine-seeking behavior in rats. Neuropsychopharmacology (2004).
  • Janet Neisewander, J Acosta. Serotonin systems modulate cocaine-seeking behavior: Implications for cocaine craving and relapse. Neuropsychopharmacology (2004).
  • Janet Neisewander, R Fuchs, L Tran-Nguyen, S Weber, G Coffey, J Joyce. Increases in dopamine D3 receptor binding in rats receiving a cocaine challenge at various time points after cocaine self-administration: Implications for cocaine-seeking behavior. Neuropsychopharmacology (2004).
  • A Alleweireldt, K Kirschner, C Blake, Janet Neisewander. D1 receptor drugs and cocaine-seeking behavior: Investigation of receptor mediation and behavioral disruption in rats. Psychopharmacology (2003).
  • A Zavala, S Weber, H Rice, A Alleweireldt, Janet Neisewander. Role of the prelimbic region of the medial prefrontal cortex in acquisition, extinction, and reinstatement of cocaine conditioned place preference. Brain Research (2003).
  • J Burmeister, E Lungren, Janet Neisewander. Effects of fluoxetine and d-fenfluramine on cocaine-seeking behavior in rats. Psychopharmacology (2003).
  • R Meyers, A Zavala, Janet Neisewander. Dorsal, but not ventral, hippocampal lesions disrupt cocaine place conditioning. NeuroReport (2003).
  • A Alleweireldt, S Weber, K Kirschner, B Bullock, Janet Neisewander. Blockade or stimulation of D1 dopamine receptors attenuates cue reinstatement of extinguished cocaine-seeking behavior in rats. Psychopharmacology (2002).
  • R Fuchs, L Tran-Nguyen, S Weber, T Khroyan, Janet Neisewander. Effects of 7-OH-DPAT on cocaine-seeking behavior and on re-establishment of cocaine self-administration. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior (2002).
  • R Fuchs, S Weber, H Rice, Janet Neisewander. Effects of excitotoxic lesions of the basolateral amygdala on cocaine-seeking behavior and cocaine-conditioned place preference. Brain Research (2002).
  • A Alleweireldt, S Weber, Janet Neisewander. Passive exposure to a contextual discriminative stimulus reinstates cocaine-seeking behavior in rats. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior (2001).
  • A Alleweireldt, S Weber, K Kirschner, B Bullock, Janet Neisewander. Either blockade or stimulation of D1 dopamine receptors attenuates cue reinstatement of extinguished cocaine-seeking behavior. Drug and Alcohol Dependence (2001).
  • D Baker, L Tran-Nguyen, R Fuchs, Janet Neisewander. Influence of individual differences and chronic fluoxetine treatment on cocaine-seeking behavior. Psychopharmacology (2001).
  • J Burmeister, K Kirschner, Janet Neisewander. Effects of fluoxetine on cocaine-seeking behavior in rats. Drug and Alcohol Dependence (2001).
  • L Tran-Nguyen, J Bellew, K Grote, Janet Neisewander. Serotonin depletion attenuates cocaine seeking but enhances sucrose seeking and the effects of cocaine priming on reinstatement of cocaine seeking in rats. Psychopharmacology (2001).
  • R Fuchs, H Rice, S Weber, W Villegas, Janet Neisewander. Basolateral amygdala lesions disrupt extinction of cocaine-seeking behavior and conditioned place preference in rats. Drug and Alcohol Dependence (2001).
  • Neisewander, Janet Leigh. The amygdala. The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science (2000).
  • A Dutta, Janet Neisewander, R Fuchs, M Reith. Synthesis and characterization of novel derivatives of 2-aminotetralins: Development of highly selective derivatives for the D3 receptor. Medicinal Chemistry Research (2000).
  • Janet Neisewander, D Baker, R Fuchs, L Tran-Nguyen, A Palmer, J Marshall. Fos protein expression and cocaine-seeking behavior in rats after exposure to a cocaine self-administration environment. Journal of Neuroscience (2000).

Research Activity

Courses

Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
BIO 477 Systems & Behavioral Neuro
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
BIO 477 Systems & Behavioral Neuro
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
NEU 591 Seminar
BIO 591 Seminar
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
BIO 467 Neurobiology
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
NEU 591 Seminar
BIO 591 Seminar
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
NEU 558 Neuroscience Journal Club
NEU 591 Seminar
BIO 591 Seminar
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
BIO 189 Life Sciences Career Paths
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
NEU 558 Neuroscience Journal Club
NEU 591 Seminar
BIO 591 Seminar
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
NEU 558 Neuroscience Journal Club
NEU 591 Seminar
BIO 591 Seminar
NEU 790 Reading and Conference
NEU 792 Research
NEU 795 Continuing Registration
NEU 799 Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
BIO 467 Neurobiology
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
NEU 558 Neuroscience Journal Club
NEU 591 Seminar
BIO 591 Seminar
NEU 790 Reading and Conference
NEU 792 Research
NEU 795 Continuing Registration
NEU 799 Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
NEU 558 Neuroscience Journal Club
NEU 591 Seminar
BIO 591 Seminar
NEU 790 Reading and Conference
NEU 792 Research
NEU 795 Continuing Registration
NEU 799 Dissertation

Presentations

  • Peartree, N.A., Kufahl, P.R., Heintzelman, K.L., Chung, M., Neisewander, J.L. Intravenous Cocaine Challenge Induces c-fos Under Isoflurane Anesthesia in Rats with a History of Repeated Cocaine Administration. Society for Neuroscience (Nov 2013).
  • Der-Ghazarian, T., Pockros, L.A., Mirando, R., Brunwasser, S., Pentkowski, N.S., Neisewander, J.L. Antagonism and 5-HT2CR Stimulation Attenuate Hyperlocomotion Produced by Intra-striatal Cocaine Infusions. Society for Neuroscience (Nov 2013).
  • Wang, J., Bastle, R., Bass, C.E., Hammer, R. P., Jr., Neisewander, J.L., Nikulina, E.M. BDNF over-expression in the ventral tegmental area potentiates intermittent social defeat stress-induced escalation of cocaine self-administration. Society for Neuroscience (Nov 2013).
  • Oliver, R.J., Bastle, R.M., Gardiner, A.S., Wright, C., Saavedra, J.L., Pentkowski, N.S., Allan, A.M., Neisewander, J.L., Perrone-Bizzozero, N.I. miR-495, a post-transcriptional link between gene expression and the behavioral effects of cocaine. Society for Neuroscience (Nov 2013).
  • Neisewander, J.L. The potential of 5-HT1B receptor agonists as treatments for cocaine relapse. Invited:Division of Basic Neuroscience and Behavior Research at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (Jun 2013).
  • R. M. Bastle, R.M., Pentkowski, N.S., Turk, M.N., Adams, M.D., Berger; A.L., Dado, N., Smith, K., Hammer, R.P., Jr., Perrone-Bizzozero, N., Neisewander, J.L. Regulation of plasticity-related gene expression through miR-495 as a potential mediator of cocaine reinforcement and motivation. International Behavioral Neuroscience Society (Jun 2013).
  • Pentkowski, N.S., Cheung, T.H.C., Toy, W.A., Adams, M., Neumaier, J.F., and Neisewander, J.L. Protracted withdrawal from cocaine self-administration flips the switch on 5-HT1B receptor modulation of cocaine reinforcement. American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (Dec 2011).
  • Cheung, T.H.C., Weber, S.M., Adams, M., Sanabria, F., and Neisewander, J.L. The behavioural microscope: A dynamic, fine-grained model of extinction. Society for Neuroscience (Nov 2011).
  • Peartree, N.A., Hood, L.E., Adams, M.D., Chandler, K.N., and Neisewander, J.L. Social context increases nicotine intake during initial opportunity for self-administration. Society for Neuroscience (Nov 2011).
  • Bastle, R.M., Kufahl, P.R., Turk, M.N., Pentkowski, N.S., Thiel, K.J., Weber, S.M., and Neisewander, J. L. Novel and conditioned stimuli reinstate extinguished reward-seeking behavior and induce similar patterns of Fos expression. Society for Neuroscience (Nov 2011).
  • Pockros, L.A., Pentkowski, N.S., Weber, S.M., and Neisewander, J.L. Stimulation of serotonin 2C receptors in the mPFC attenuates cocaine-induced hyperlocomotion and alters Fos expression in brain regions containing dopamine neurons. Society for Neuroscience (Nov 2011).
  • Pentkowski, N.S., Cheung, T.H.C., Toy, W.A., Adams, M., Alba, J., Neumaier, J.F., and Neisewander, J.L. Withdrawal from cocaine self-administration switches the function of serotonin 1B (5-HT1B) receptors from enhancing drug reinforcement to blunting drug seeking. Society for Neuroscience (Nov 2011).
  • Janet Neisewander. Does cocaine withdrawal alter the functional effects of 5-HT1B receptors?. Seminar, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio (Sep 2011).
  • Pentkowski, N.S., Cheung, T.H.C., Toy, W.A., Adams, M., Alba, J., Neumaier, J.F., and Neisewander, J.L. Abstinence from cocaine self-administration switches the function of 5-HT1B receptors from enhancing drug reinforcement to blunting drug seeking. American Psychological Association (Aug 2011).
  • Bastle, R.M., Dickey, E.D., Thiel, K.J., Pentkowski, N.S., Hammer, Jr., R.P., and Neisewander, J.L. Region-specific changes in Zif268 mRNA following cocaine self-administration, abstinence, and extinction training. College on Problems of Drug Dependence (Jun 2011).
  • Pockros, L., Pentkowski, N., Berger, A., Ostos, M., Conway, S., and Neisewander, J.L. Interaction between 5-HT2A receptor blockade and 5-HT2C receptor activation on spontaneous and cocaine-induced locomotion. College on Problems of Drug Dependence (Jun 2011).
  • Peartree, N.A., Pentkowski, N.S., Painter, M.R., Cheung, T.H.C., Thiel, K.J., and Neisewander, J.L. The influence of social interactions and nicotine on corticosterone and behavioral responses in female and male adolescent rats. College on Problems of Drug Dependence (Jun 2011).
  • Janet Neisewander. Social context attenuates brain and HPA axis activation that occurs in response to drug and drug cues. College on Problems of Drug Dependence (Jun 2011).
  • Janet Neisewander. Capturing aspects of social influences on drug abuse with animal models. Midwestern Psychological Association (May 2011).
  • Janet Neisewander. Capturing aspects of social influences on drug abuse with animal models. Association for Behavior Analysis International (May 2011).
  • Peartree, N.A., Williams, A., Hood, L.E., Thiel, K.J., and Neisewander, J.L. Fos expression after exposure to social and nicotine reward-conditioned environments. More Graduate Education at Mountain State Alliance (Feb 2011).
  • Bastle, R. M., Weber, S. M., Turk, M., Sanabria, F., Cheung, T. H., and Neisewander, J. L. Contextual and discrete cue contributions to renewed cocaine-seeking behavior. Society for Neuroscience (Nov 2010).
  • Neisewander, J.L., Thiel, K.J., Pentkowski, N.S., Painter, M.R., Peartree, N.A., Mitroi, D., and Crawford, C.A. Environmental enrichment during abstinence from cocaine self-administration attenuates cocaine-seeking behavior and functional brain activation in rats. Society for Neuroscience (Nov 2010).
  • Thiel, K.J., Engelhardt, B., Hood, L.E., Peartree, N.A., and Neisewander, J.L. Extinction training enhances the beneficial effects of environmental enrichment in reducing cue-elicited cocaine-seeking behavior in rats. Society for Neuroscience (Nov 2010).
  • Pentkowski, N.S., Cheung, T.H.C., Toy, W.A., Adams, M., Jensen, A., Valles, C., Alba, J., Liu, S., Robertson, L., Neumaier, J.F., and Neisewander, J. L. Elevated expression of 5-HT1B receptors in the mesolimbic pathway enhances the reinforcing effects of cocaine yet reduces cocaine-seeking behavior. Society for Neuroscience (Nov 2010).
  • Peartree, N.A., Williams, A., Hood, L.E., Thiel, K.J., and Neisewander, J.L. Fos expression after exposure to social and nicotine reward-conditioned environments. Society for Neuroscience (Nov 2010).
  • Nolan, B.C., Liu, S., Robertson, L.M., Mach, R.H., Leudtke, R.R., Neisewander, J.L. Fos expression by systemic administration of D3 receptor ligands. Society for Neuroscience (Nov 2010).
  • Pockros, L.A., Pentkowski, N.S., Berger, A.L., and Neisewander, J.L. Synergistic effects of 5-HT2A receptor blockade and 5-HT2C receptor activation on inhibition of spontaneous locomotion. Society for Neuroscience (Nov 2010).
  • Cheung, T.H.C., Weber, S.M., Brackney, R.J., Sanabria, F., and Neisewander, J.L. Dissociating motivation and motor influences on operant behavior: A microstructural analysis of inter-response times. Society for Neuroscience (Nov 2010).
  • Laura O'Dell and Janet Neisewander. Nico-teen: Adolescence is a period of enhanced vulnerability to tobacco abuse. College on Problems of Drug Dependence (Jun 2010).
  • Thiel, K.J., Engelhardt, B., Hood, L.E., Pentkowski, N.S., Peartree, N.A., Painter, M.R., and Neisewander, J.L. Preclinical examination of environmental enrichment as an anti-relapse strategy. College on Problems of Drug Dependence (Jun 2010).
  • Pentkowski, N.S., Cheung, T.H., Toy, W.A., Liu, S., Neumaier, J.F., and Neisewander, J.L. Elevated expression of 5-HT1B receptors in the mesolimbic pathway enhances the reinforcing effects of cocaine using the self-administration model in rats. College on Problems of Drug Dependence (Jun 2010).
  • Peartree, N.A., Sanabria, F., Thiel, K.J., Hills, D., Painter, M.R., Weber, S.M., Hood, L.E., Fruth, N.M., and Neisewander, J.L. Comparison of acquisition of nicotine vs. cocaine self-administration without food restriction or prior training. College on Problems of Drug Dependence (Jun 2010).
  • Pockros, L.A., Pentkowski, N.S., Swinford, S.E., Robertson, L.M., Ostos, M., and Neisewander, J.L. Blockade of 5-HT2A receptors in the medial prefrontal cortex attenuates cue-elicited reinstatement of cocaine-seeking behavior in rats. College on Problems of Drug Dependence (Jun 2010).
  • Nolan, B.C., Robertson, L.M., Pang, J.M., Barajas, M., Weber, S.M., Durbin, J., Peartree, N.A., Mach, R.H., Luedtke, R.R., and Neisewander, J.L. Attenuation of cocaine self-administration by novel dopamine D3 receptor ligands. College on Problems of Drug Dependence (Jun 2010).
  • George Koob, Janet Neisewander, Ronald See, Thomas Newton. Developing anti-relapse medications for drug addiction: challenges and promises. Winter Conference on Brain Research (Jan 2010).
  • Janet Neisewander. Social interaction influences drug reward even in rats. Seminar, California State University at Long Beach (Nov 2009).
  • Janet Neisewander. Insights into the influence of social and environmental factors on drug seeking and reward using animal models. Seminar, California State University at Fullerton MARC Program (Oct 2009).
  • Perrone-Bizzozero, N., Nixon, S., Bolognani, F., Kufahl, P.R., Pentkowski, N.S., and Neisewander, J.L. Decreased expression of miR-495 in the nucleus accumbens after cocaine exposure. Society for Neuroscience (Oct 2009).
  • Pentkowski, N.S., Cheung, T.H.C., Toy, W.A., Liu, S., Neumaier, J.F. and Neisewander, J.L. Elevated expression of 5-HT1B receptors in the mesolimbic pathway enhances the reinforcing effects of cocaine using the self-administration model in rats. Society for Neuroscience (Oct 2009).
  • Pockros L., Pentkowski N., Swinford S., Shepard A., Neisewander J.L. Blockade of 5-HT2A receptors in the prefrontal cortex attenuates cue- and cocaine-primed reinstatement of cocaine-seeking behavior in rats. Society for Neuroscience (Oct 2009).
  • Peartree, N.A., Sanabria, F., Hills, D., Painter, M., Thiel, K.J., Weber, S.M., Hood, L.E., and Neisewander, J.L. Mathematical modeling of acquisition of nicotine self-administration in adolescent rats. Society for Neuroscience (Oct 2009).
  • Thiel. K.J., Painter, M.R., Hills, D., Pentkowski, N.S., Sanabria, F., and Neisewander, J.L. Environmental enrichment during drug abstinence attenuates cocaine-seeking behavior. Society for Neuroscience (Oct 2009).
  • Kufahl P.R., Heintzelman K.L., Thiel K.J., Pentkowski N.S., Vargas C., Hood L., and Neisewander J.L. A novel cue reinstates extinguished cocaine-seeking behavior. Society for Neuroscience (Oct 2009).
  • Zavala A.R., Kufahl P.R., Cheung T.H.C., Heintzelman K.L., Hood L., Garcia A.R., and Neisewander J.L. Role of AMPA glutamate receptors in activity-regulated cytoskeleton-associated protein (Arc) expression in response to cocaine-associated cues in rats. Society for Neuroscience (Oct 2009).
  • Nolan, B.C., Cole, N.A., Robertson, L.M., Weber, S.M., Barajas, M., Durbin, J., Mach, R.H., Luedtke, R.R., and Neisewander, J.L. Attenuation of cocaine self-administration by novel dopamine D3 receptor ligands. Society for Neuroscience (Oct 2009).
  • Janet Neisewander. The good, the bad, and the unexpected influences of social interaction and novelty on drug abuse-related behavior. Seminar, University of Texas Medical Branch (Sep 2009).
  • Pentkowski, N.S., Duke, F., Weber, S., Hamilton, E.C., Pockros, L.A., Thiel, K.J. and Neisewander, J.L. Stimulation of medial prefrontal cortex 5-HT2C receptors attenuates cocaine-seeking, but not cocaine self-administration. College on Problems of Drug Dependence (Jun 2009).
  • Kufahl P.R., Heintzelman K.L., Vargas C., Painter M., Routt V., Thiel K.J., Neisewander J.L. A novel cue reinstates extinguished cocaine-seeking behavior. College on Problems of Drug Dependence (Jun 2009).
  • Thiel, K.J., Painter, M.R., Hills, D., Crow, A., Cuhaciyan, C., Sanabria, F., Pentkowski, N.S., and Neisewander, J.L. Protective effects of environmental enrichment on cocaine-seeking behavior during abstinence. College on Problems of Drug Dependence (Jun 2009).
  • Janet Neisewander. Social context influences drug reward and incentive motivation. Seminar, Morehead State University (Apr 2009).
  • Janet Neisewander. Social context influences drug reward and incentive motivation. Seminar, University of Kentucky (Apr 2009).
  • Janet Neisewander. Neural plasticity associated with cocaine conditioning and extinction. Seminar, Medical University of South Carolina (Apr 2009).
  • Pentkowski, N.S. and Neisewander, J.L. Stimulation of medial prefrontal cortex 5-HT2C receptors attenuates cocaine seeking, but not cocaine-self-administration. American College of Neuropsychopharmacology Meeting (Dec 2008).
  • Pentkowski, N.S., Duke, F., Hamilton, E.C., and Neisewander, J.L. Stimulation of medial prefrontal cortex 5-HT2C receptors attenuates cocaine self-administration and cocaine seeking. Society for Neuroscience Meeting (Nov 2008).
  • Zavala, A. R., Kufahl, P. R., Singh, A., Dickey, E., Thiel, K., Osredkar, T., Joyce, J. N., & Neisewander, J. L. Fos expression associated with reinstatement of cocaine-seeking behavior by response-contingent conditioned cues. Society for Neuroscience Meeting (Nov 2008).
  • Thiel, K.J. & Neisewander, J.L. Nicotine and cocaine interact with social reward in adolescent rats. Society for Neuroscience Meeting (Nov 2008).
  • Neisewander, J.L., Dickey, E.D. Shepard, A., Barnes, D.E., Hammer, R.P., Jr. Arc mRNA exhibits region-specific regulatory responses to cocaine self-administration, abstinence and extinction learning. Society for Neuroscience Meeting (Nov 2008).
  • McLaughlin, K.J, Bimonte-Nelson, H.A., Neisewander, J.L., & Conrad, C.D. Assessment of estradiol influence on spatial tasks and hippocampal CA1 spines: Hormone deprivation after ovariectomy compromises 17B-estradiol effectiveness in altering CA1 spines. Society for Neuroscience (Nov 2008).
  • Kufahl, P.R., Pentkowski, N.S., Routt, V.T., Duke, F.D. & Neisewander, J.L. Cocaine-induced Fos expression is detectable in the frontal cortex and striatum of rats under isoflurane but not alpha-chloralose anesthesia: Implications for fMRI. Society for Neuroscience (Nov 2008).
  • Janet Neisewander. The neural mechanisms of conditioning and counter-conditioning contribute to drug craving and relapse. Seminar, Department of Neuroscience, University of New Mexico (Sep 2008).
  • Thiel, K.J. and Neisewander, J.L. Drugs and social reward interact in adolescent rats. American Psychological Association (Aug 2008).
  • Janet Neisewander. Social interactions during adolescence: Giving a boost to drug reward. Symposium: Adults may be from Mars, but adolescents are from Venus, Chairs Minda R. Lynch and James Bjork. College on Problems of Drug Dependence, San Juan, Puerto Rico (Jun 2008).
  • Pentkowski, N.S., Browning, J., Acosta, J.I., Hamilton, E., Duke, F., and Neisewander, J.L. Stimulation of 5-HT1B receptors enhances cocaine reinforcement yet reduces cocaine-seeking behavior. International Behavioural Neuroscience Society Meeting (Jun 2008).
  • Janet Neisewander. AMPA glutamate receptors modulate motivation for cocaine in an animal model of craving. Second Annual Arizona State University and Barrow Neurological Institute Neuroscience Symposium (Feb 2008).
  • Janet Neisewander. Neural mechanisms of cocaine craving. Seminar, Midwestern University (Jan 2008).
  • Neisewander, Janet. Neuropharmacology of cocaine-seeking behavior: Implications for craving and relapse. Colloquium at the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center (Dec 2006).
  • Neisewander, Janet. Neuropharmacology of cocaine-seeking behavior: Implications for craving and relapse. University of North Texas Health Sciences Center (Dec 2006).
  • Zavala, A, Joyce, J, Neisewander, Janet. Neuronal activation associated with re-exposure to a cocaine self-administration environment as measured by ARC mRNA. Society for Neuroscience (Oct 2006).
  • Acosta, J, Thiel, K, Browning, J, Wenzel, J, Neisewander, Janet. Influence of schedule of reinforcement on cue reinstatement of cocaine-seeking behavior. Society for Neuroscience (Oct 2006).
  • Zavala, A, Biswas, S, Harlan, R, Neisewander, Janet. Co-expression of glutamate AMPA receptor subunits and fos protein expression elicited by cocaine cues in rats. College on Problems of Drug Dependence (Jun 2006).
  • Thiel, K, Acosta, J, Browning, J, Wenzel, J, Neisewander, Janet. Comparison of FR1 and VR5 reinforcement schedules during self-administration training and subsequent cue reinstatement testing of cocaine-seeking behavior. College on Problems of Drug Dependence (Jun 2006).
  • Neisewander, Janet. Grant-writing workshop (Oct 2005).
  • Neisewander, Janet. Grant-writing workshop. California State University at San Bernardino (Oct 2005).
  • Neisewander, Janet. Neural mechanisms of cocaine-seeking behavior: Implications for craving and relapse. (May 2005).
  • Neisewander, Janet. That reminds me, I want cocaine: Neural mechanisms of cocaine-seeking behavior. University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center (Mar 2005).
  • Neisewander, Janet. Serotonin systems modulate cocaine-seeking behavior: Implications for cocaine craving and relapse. American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (Dec 2004).
  • Joyce, Jeffrey, Neisewander, Janet, Millan, Mark, Gardner, Eliot, Witkin, Jeff. Therapeutic role of D3 receptor drugs in schizophrenia, neuroprotection, and drug addiction. American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (Dec 2004).
  • Neisewander, Janet. Effects of 5-HT agonists on cue and cocaine-primed reinstatement of cocaine-seeking behavior. Society for Neuroscience Conference (Oct 2004).
  • Neisewander, Janet. GABAergic inactivation of the dorsal hippocampus disrupts acquisition and expression of cocaine-conditioned place preference. Society for Neuroscience Conference (Oct 2004).
  • Neisewander, Janet. Infusions of the D1 receptor antagonist, SCH-23390, into caudal subregions of amygdala and striatum modulate cocaine self-administration and cocaine-seeking behavior in rats. Society for Neuroscience Conference (Oct 2004).
  • Neisewander, Janet. Neuronal activation by response-contingent presentation of cues associated with self-administered cocaine. Society for Neuroscience Conference (Oct 2004).
  • Neisewander, Janet. A tale of two transmitters: Dopamine and serotonin involvement in cocaine-seeking behavior. (Apr 2004).
  • Neisewander, Janet. A tale of two transmitters: Dopamine and serotonin involvement in cocaine-seeking behavior. Invited Collquium Speaker, Medical University of South Carolina (Apr 2004).
  • Neisewander, Janet. Serotonin systems and cocaine-seeking behavior: Implications for craving and relapse. National Institute on Drug Abuse Technical Review Meeting (Sep 2003).
  • Neisewander, Janet. Cocaine Addiction: To the Amygdala and Beyond. College on Problems of Drug Dependence (Jun 2002).
  • Neisewander, Janet. Is sensitization involved in incentive motivation for drugs of abuse?. Winter Conference on Brain Research (Jan 2000).
  • Neisewander, Janet, Fuchs, R, Tran-Nguyen, L, Weber, S, Khroyan, T. Chronic 7-OH-DPAT treatment attenuates cocaine-seeking behavior and cocaine self-administration behavior in rats. Society for Neuroscience
  • Neisewander, Janet, Tran-Nguyen, L. Specific effects of serotonin depletion on cocaine-seeking behavior in rats. American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
  • Tran-Nguyen, L, Bellew, J, Grote, K, Kirschner, K, Neisewander, Janet. Opposite effects of serotonin depletion on cocaine- and sucrose-seeking behaviors. Society for Neuroscience
  • Alleweireldt, A, Weber, S, Kirschner, K, Bullock, B, Neisewander, Janet. Either blockade or stimulation of D1 dopamine receptors attenuates cue reinstatement of extinguished cocaine-seeking behavior. College on Problems of Drug Dependence
  • Alleweireldt, A, Weber, S, Kirschner, K, Bullock, B, Neisewander, Janet. Stimulation of D1 dopamine receptors attenuates cue reinstatement of extinguished cocaine-seeking behavior in rats. Society for Neuroscience
  • Burmeister, J, Kirschner, K, Neisewander, Janet. Effects of fluoxetine and d-fenfluramine on cocaine-seeking behavior in rats. Society for Neuroscience
  • Burmeister, J, Kirschner, K, Neisewander, Janet. Effects of fluoxetine on cocaine-seeking behavior in rats. College on Problems of Drug Dependence
  • Fuchs, R, Rice, H, Weber, S, Villegas, W, Neisewander, Janet. Basolateral amygdala lesions disrupt extinction of cocaine-seeking behavior and conditioned place preference in rats. College on Problems of Drug Dependence
  • Neisewander, Janet, Ron, See, Gardner, Eliot, Stewart, Jane. Roads to relapse: Neural mechanisms of drug-seeking behavior. American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
  • Alleweireldt, A, Kirschner, K, Blake, C, Neisewander, Janet. D1 receptor drugs and cocaine-seeking behavior: Investigation of receptor mediation and behavioral disruption in rats. Society for Neuroscience
  • Burmeister, J, Lungren, E, Zavala, A, Schroeder, B, Neisewander, Janet. Effects of the 5HT1A antagonist WAY 100635 and d-fenfluramine on cocaine-seeking behavior. Society for Neuroscience
  • Schroeder, B, Zavala, A, Begay, M, Neisewander, Janet. Effects of decreasing serotonin neurotransmission on cue-induced reinstatement of extinguished cocaine-seeking behavior in rats. Society for Neuroscience
  • Zavala, A, Weber, S, Rice, H, Alleweireldt, A, Krok, N, Neisewander, Janet. Role of medial prefrontal cortex prelimbic region in acquisition, extinction, and reinstatement of cocaine-conditioned place preference. Society for Neuroscience
  • Alleweireldt, A, Weber, S, Kirschner, K, Bullock, B, Neisewander, Janet. Blockade of dopamine D1 receptors attenuates cue reinstatement of cocaine-seeking behavior in rats. Society for Neuroscience
  • Dutta, A, Neisewander, Janet, Fuchs, R, Reith, M. Synthesis and characterization of novel derivatives of 2-aminotetralins: Development of highly selective derivatives for the D3 receptor. Society for Neuroscience
  • Fuchs, R, Weber, S, Rice, H, Villegas, W, Neisewander, Janet. Effects of excitotoxic basolateral amygdala lesions on cocaine-seeking behavior and cocaine-conditioned place preference. Society for Neuroscience
  • Neisewander, Janet, Acosta, J. 5-HT1A and 5-HT1B receptor agonists attenuate cue and cocaine-primed reinstatement of cocaine-seeking behavior. American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
  • Acosta, J, Do, P, Boynton, F, Kirschner, K, Neisewander, Janet. Effects of 5-HT agonists on cue and cocaine-primed reinstatement of cocaine-seeking behavior. Society for Neuroscience
  • Alleweireldt, A, Hobbs, R, Taylor, A, Johnson, J, Neisewander, Janet. Infusions of the D1 receptor antagonist, SCH-23390, into caudal subregions of amygdala and striatum modulate cocaine self-administration and cocaine-seeking behavior in rats. Society for Neuroscience
  • Meyers, R, Zavala, A, Speer, C, Neisewander, Janet. GABAergic inactivation of the dorsal hippocampus disrupts acquisition and expression of cocaine-conditioned place preference. Society for Neuroscience
  • Acosta, J, Boynton, F, Kirschner, K, Neisewander, Janet. The role of the 5-HT1B receptor subtype on cue and cocaine-primed reinstatement of cocaine-seeking behavior. Ford Fellowship Conference
  • Acosta, J, Boynton, F, Moreno, M, Kirschner, K, Neisewander, Janet. The Effects of a 5-HT1B Receptor Agonist on Cue and Cocaine-Primed Reinstatement of Extinguished Cocaine-Seeking Behavior in Rats. Society for Neuroscience
  • Alleweireldt, A, Hobbs, R, Taylor, A, Lungren, E, Neisewander, Janet. Blockade of dopamine D1 receptors in the amygdala attenuates cue and cocaine reinstatement of extinguished cocaine-seeking behavior in rats. Society for Neuroscience
  • Meyers, R, Zavala, A, Speer, C, Neisewander, Janet. Excitotoxic lesions of the dorsal, but not ventral, hippocampus disrupt acquisition of cocaine-conditioned place preference. Society for Neuroscience
  • Neisewander, Janet. 5-HT1A and 5-HT1B receptor agonists attenuate cue and cocaine-primed reinstatement of cocaine-seekin. American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
  • Neisewander, Janet. Blockade of dopamine D1 receptors in the amygdala attenuates cue and cocaine reinstatement of extin. Society for Neuroscience
  • Neisewander, Janet. Effects of a 5-HT1B Receptor Agonist on Cue and Cocaine-Primed Reinstatement of Extinguished Cocaine. Society for Neuroscience
  • Neisewander, Janet. Excitotoxic lesions of the dorsal, but not ventral, hippocampus disrupt acquisition of cocaine-condi. Society for Neuroscience
  • Neisewander, Janet. Mentoring to Excellence. Career Development Workshop
  • Zavala, A, Miller, C, Meyers, R, Marshall, J, Neisewander, Janet. Neuronal activation by response-contingent presentation of cues associated with self-administered cocaine. Society for Neuroscience
  • Acosta, J, Meyers, R, Schell, L, Muhammad, L, Neisewander, Janet. The 5-HT2C agonist, MK 212, fails to produce place conditioning or to alter cocaine-conditioned place preference. Society for Neuroscience
  • Alleweireldt, A, Hobbs, R, Johnson, J, Schell, L, Wenzel, J, Neisewander, Janet. A dopamine D3/D2 agonist, but not D1 or 5-HT2C agonists, infused into the central amygdala decreases cue- and cocaine-primed reinstatement. Society for Neuroscience
  • Baran, S, Johnson, J, Acosta, J, Muhammad, L, Schell, L, Neisewander, Janet. Extended access to cocaine produces escalation of drug intake but no change in break point on a progressive ratio schedule. Society for Neuroscience
  • Zavala, A, Biswas, S, Young, L, Harlan, R, Neisewander, Janet. Co-expression of glutamate AMPA receptor subunits and Fos protein by presentation of cues associated with self-administered cocaine in rats. Society for Neuroscience
  • Thiel, K, Neisewander, Janet. Social Interaction Reward in Adolescent Female Rats. Society for Neuroscience

Service

  • OKED, Panelist (2013 - Present)
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse - B-Start grant reviews, Reviewer (2012 - Present)
  • Neuropsychopharmacology, Reviewer (2011 - Present)
  • Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience, Director (2011 - Present)
  • Neuroscience, Reviewer (2011 - Present)
  • Current Psychopharmacology, Editorial Board (2011 - Present)
  • Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Reviewer (2011 - Present)
  • Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, Reviewer (2011 - Present)
  • Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Reviewer (2011 - Present)
  • Behavioural Pharmacology, Reviewer (2011 - Present)
  • Brain Fair at Arizona State University, Presenter (2011 - Present)
  • International Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Reviewer (2011 - Present)
  • Ninth Annual Arizona More Graduate Education at Mountain States Alliance Student Research Conference, Faculty Judge (2011 - Present)
  • PLoS One, Reviewer (2011 - Present)
  • Strategies for Creating Successful NIH Proposals, Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, Speaker (2011 - Present)
  • Arizona Science Center BioBuzz Lecture, Invited speaker on drugs, brain, and behavior (2011 - Present)
  • Current Psychopharmacology, Editorial Board (2011 - Present)
  • Current Psychopharmacology, Editorial Board (2011 - Present)
  • Forward to Professorship Workshop: Lab Management, Speaker (2011 - Present)
  • President’s Promotion and Tenure Advisory Committee, Member (2010 - Present)
  • President’s Promotion and Tenure Advisory Committee, Member (2010 - Present)
  • Behavioural Pharmacology, Reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • National Drug Facts Week, Speaker and participant in question and answer table discussions at Mesa Community College (2010 - Present)
  • Addiction Biology, Reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • Undergraduate Studies Committee, School of Life Sciences, Member (2010 - Present)
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Member, Special Emphasis Panel, Career Development Awards in the Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences (2010 - Present)
  • Neuropsychopharmacology, Reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, Reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • Neuroscience, Reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • 2010 Brain Fair at Arizona State University, Presenter (2010 - Present)
  • Journal of Addiction Research and Therapy, Editorial Board (2010 - Present)
  • Journal of Addiction Research and Therapy, Editorial Board (2010 - Present)
  • Mountain Pointe High, Guest speaker on neuroscience and drug abuse (2009 - Present)
  • The Payne Academy Gifted Program, McClintock High School, Intern Mentor (2009 - Present)
  • Obama Scholar Program, Mentor (2009 - Present)
  • Obama Scholar Program, Mentor (2009 - Present)
  • College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Member, Program Committee (2009 - Present)
  • College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Member, Program Committee (2009 - Present)
  • College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Member, Program Committee (2009 - Present)
  • NIDA, Member, Special Emphasis Panel, Phsyical Activity and Drug Abuse (2009 - Present)
  • NIDA, Ad hoc reviewer, NIDA-L Initial Review Group, Medication Development Research Subcommittee (2009 - Present)
  • Neuropsychopharmacology, Reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • Brain Awareness Week, Guest speaker - McKemmy Elementary School and Awakening Seed School (2009 - Present)
  • Ad hoc Committee to Review Personal Protective Equipment Requirements, Member (2009 - Present)
  • International Behavioral Neuroscience Society, Member, Nominations Committee (2009 - Present)
  • International Behavioral Neuroscience Society, Member, Nominations Committee (2009 - Present)
  • Obama Scholar Program, Mentor (2009 - Present)
  • Open Neuropsychopharmacology Journal, Editorial Board (2009 - Present)
  • Open Neuropsychopharmacology Journal, Editorial Board (2009 - Present)
  • Psychopharmacology, Editorial Board (2009 - Present)
  • Psychopharmacology, Editorial Board (2009 - Present)
  • Psychopharmacology, Editorial Board and Reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • Psychopharmacology, Editorial Board and Reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • Psychopharmacology, Editorial Board and Reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • Subcommittee on Promotion Case, Psychology, Member (2009 - Present)
  • Neuroscience Subcommittee, University of Arizona College of Medicine, 2008, Member (2008 - Present)
  • Gifted Program, The Payne Academy, McClintock High School Interns, Mentor (2008 - Present)
  • Ad hoc Committee on Psychology Building Renovations, Member (2007 - Present)
  • Animal Users Advisory Committee, Member (2007 - Present)
  • Animal Users Advisory Committee, ASU, 2007-present, Member (2007 - Present)
  • International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, Field Editor and Editorial Board (2007 - Present)
  • International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, Field Editor and Editorial Board (2007 - Present)
  • International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, Editorial Board, Field Editor, and Reviewer (2007 - Present)
  • International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, Editorial Board, Field Editor, and Reviewer (2007 - Present)
  • International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, Editorial Board, Field Editor, and Reviewer (2007 - Present)
  • Mountain Point High School, Guest speaker on drugs, brain, and behavior (2007 - Present)
  • Brain Awareness Week, presentations at local grade schools, Presenter (2005 - Present)
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse, Member, Special Emphasis Panel, Extinction and Pharmacotherapies for Addiction (2004 - Present)
  • External Science Advisory Committee, Consultant (2004 - Present)
  • External Science Advisory Committee, Member (2004 - Present)
  • Department of Psychology, Affirmative Action Representative (2003 - Present)
  • Behavioral Neuroscience Graduate Program, Department of Psychology, Director (2002 - Present)
  • Behavioral Neuroscience Program, Department of Psychology, Area Director (2002 - Present)
  • Executive Committee, Psychology, Member (2002 - Present)
  • Graduate Studies Committee, Member (2012 - 2016)
  • Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience, Director (2011 - 2016)
  • University of California at Long Beach, NIH Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD), Consultant (2013 - 2014)
  • Faculty Women's Association, Panelist (2013 - 2013)
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse, Grant reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • Psychoneuroendocrinology, reviewers (2013 - 2013)
  • University of North Carolina, External Advisory Board (2013 - 2013)
  • SOLS Graduate Student Retreat, Panelist (2013 - 2013)
  • SOLS Paint-a-thon, painter (2013 - 2013)
  • Translational Psychiatry, Reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • Search Committee, Developmental Neuroscience, Member (2012 - 2013)
  • Center for Scientific Review, Grant reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • Neuroscience Search Committee, member (2012 - 2013)
  • Center for Scientific Review, Grant reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • I have conducted several manuscript reviews (~12+) for various journals, Reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • 4th Annual ASU-BNI Neuroscience Symposium, Organizer (2012 - 2012)
  • Center for Scientific Research, Grant reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • NIDA, Ad hoc reviewer, Behavioral Science Track Award for Research Transition (2011 - 2011)
  • Desert Vista High School Gifted Program, High School Intern Mentor (2010 - 2011)
  • The Payne Academy Gifted Program, McClintock High School, High School Intern Mentor (2009 - 2010)
  • Subcommittee on Promotion Case, Psychology, Chair (2008 - 2008)
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse, Member, Initial Review Group, Medication Development Research Subcommittee (2004 - 2008)
  • Search Committee for Director of Arizona State University’s Animal Care Program, 2007-08, Member (2006 - 2008)
  • Search Committee, Behavioral Neuroscience tenure-track line, Psychology, 2007-08, Member (2007 - 2008)
  • Biological Psychiatry, Reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • European Neuropsychopharmacology, Reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • Neuroscience Letters, Reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • Graduate Studies Committee, Psychology, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Search Committee, School of Life Sciences tenure-track line in Neuroscience, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Behavioral Neuroscience Graduate Program, Department of Psychology, Director (2002 - 2006)
  • Graduate Studies Committee, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Search Committee for a tenure-track line in Neuroscience, SOLS, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, Reviewer (2005 - 2005)
  • Neuropharmacology, Reviewer (2005 - 2005)
  • Neuropsychopharmacology, Reviewer (2005 - 2005)
  • Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, Reviewer (2005 - 2005)
  • Psychopharmacology, Reviewer (2005 - 2005)
  • Synapse, Reviewer (2005 - 2005)
  • Search Committee, Behavioral Neuroscience tenure-track line, Psychology, Member (2004 - 2005)
  • Center fro Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Chair (2005 - 2005)
  • Special Emphasis Panel, Integrative, Functional and Cognitive Neuroscience-A, Chair (2005 - 2005)
  • SOLUR undergraduate selection committee, Participant (2005 - 2005)
  • Search Committee, Tenure track line in Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience, Member (2004 - 2005)
  • Selection Committee, School of Life Science Undergraduate Research (SOLUR) Program, Member (2004 - 2004)
  • Executive Committee, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • Search Committee, Behavioral Neuroscience tenure-track line, Psychology, Chair (2003 - 2004)
  • Behavioral Brain Research, Reviewer (2004)
  • Behavioral Neuroscience, Reviewer (2004)
  • Behavioural Pharmacology, Reviewer (2004)
  • Brain Research, Reviewer (2004)
  • Department of Psychology, Affirmative Action Representative (2004)
  • Department of Psychology, Director, Behavioral Neuroscience Program (2004)
  • European Journal of Pharmacology, Reviewer (2004)
  • International Journal of Comparative Psychology, Reviewer (2004)
  • International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, Reviewer (2004)
  • Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapuetics, Reviewer (2004)
  • Neuropharmacology, Reviewer (2004)
  • Neuropsychopharmacology, reviewer (2004)
  • Peptides, Reviewer (2004)
  • Psychoneuroendocrinology, Reviewer (2004)
  • Psychopharmacology, Reviewer (2004)
  • Search Committee, Behavioral Neuroscience tenure-track line, Psychology, Chair (2004)
  • Selection Committee, School of Life Science Undergraduate Research (SOLUR) Program, Member (2004)
  • Synapse, Reviewer (2004)
  • Special Emphasis Panel, Integrative, Functional and Cognitive Neuroscience-A, Member (2004 - 2004)
  • Special Emphasis Panel, Medications Discovery Using Rat Models of Relapse, NIDA, Member (2004 - 2004)
  • Special Emphasis Panel, Integrative, Functional and Cognitive Neuroscience-4, Member (2004 - 2004)
  • Special Emphasis Panel, Stress and Drug Abuse, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Member (2003 - 2003)
  • Search Committee for Director of Arizona State University's Animal Care Program, Member (2001 - 2003)
  • NIH Center for Scientific Review, Behavioral and Biobehavioral Processes-1, Member (1999 - 2003)
  • Behavioral Neuroscience Area Director, Director (2003)
  • Behavioral Neuroscience Search Committee, Chair (2003)
  • Brain Research Bulletin, Reviewer (2003)
  • European Journal of Neuroscience, Reviewer (2003)
  • Graduate Fellowship Workshop, Participant (2003)
  • Hormones and Behavior, Reviewer (2003)
  • Journal of Neuroscience, Reviewer (2003)
  • Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Reviewer (2003)
  • Life Sciences, Reviewer (2003)
  • Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program Steering Committee, Member (2003)
  • NIH Center for Scientific Review, Behavioral and Biobehavioral Processes-1 (BBBP-1) Study Section, Member (2003)
  • NIH Center for Scientific Review, Intergrative, Functional and Cognitive Neuroscience-4, Member (2003)
  • Progress in Neuropharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, Reviewer (2003)
  • Search Committee, Director of the University's Animal Care Program, Member (2003)
  • Special Emphasis Panel, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Stress and Drug Abuse RFA Study Section, Member (2003)
  • Health Careers Day, Arizona State University, (2002 - 2002)
  • Subcommittee on Seed Grants for the Stress Center, Chair (2001 - 2002)
  • Internal Advisory Board for the Stress and Adaptation Center Research Initiative, Member (2000 - 2002)
  • NIDA's B-START grant program, Ad hoc reviewer (2001 - 2001)
  • Graduate Studies Committee, Department of Psychology, Member (1999 - 2001)
  • Special Emphasis Panel, Integrative, Functional and Cognitive Neuroscience-6, Member (2000 - 2000)
  • Committee on Animal Housing Facilities, Arizona State University, Member (2000 - 2000)
  • Septennial Review Subcommittee on Facilities/Resources, Chair (2000 - 2000)
  • Special Emphasis Panel, Gene Microarrays, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Member (2000 - 2000)
  • Finance and Fundraising Committee; International Behavioral Neuroscience Society, (1997 - 2000)

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