Thesis Defense: Nicole Hernandez
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On Tuesday, September 24, our NGG student Nicole successfully defended her doctoral thesis! Her talk was entitled “The Role of the Central GLP-1 System in Cocaine-Seeking Behavior,” and it encapsulated her 5 years of graduate research into the effects and … Read More

Fall CURF Expo 2019
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Suditi Rahematpura ’21 and Amanda Moreno ’21 presented their summer research projects funded by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF) at the Fall 2019 Research Expo!

Schmidt Lab
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“Our research investigates how drugs of abuse like cocaine, prescription opioids, and nicotine change the brain to produce addiction-like behaviors.”
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News Thesis Defense: Nicole HernandezOn Tuesday, September 24, our NGG student Nicole successfully defended her doctoral thesis! Her talk was entitled “The Role of the Central GLP-1 System in Cocaine-Seeking Behavior,” and it encapsulated her 5 years of graduate research … Read More
Publications
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Selected Publications 2020 Turner C, De Luca M, Wolfheimer J, Hernandez NS, Madsen KL, Schmidt HD (2020). Administration of a novel high affinity PICK1 PDZ domain inhibitor attenuates cocaine seeking in rats. Neuropharmacology. Dec 2; 164. Zhang Y, Kahng MW, … Read More
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Heath Schmidt, Ph.D Principal Investigator A neuropharmacologist and director of the Laboratory of Neuropsychopharmacology , Dr. Heath D. Schmidt approaches research on drugs of abuse in several ways: to understand drug addiction as a disease of the brain, to develop new pharmacotherapies to treat addiction, and to … Read More
Research
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“To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle” - George Orwell Metabolic Factors of Drug Addiction  Dr. Schmidt’s current research into cocaine, prescription opioid, and nicotine addiction, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, focuses on … Read More