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.”
News & Events
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News Seniors Graduate from the Schmidt LabCongratulations to Amanda Moreno (B.A.), Riley Merkel (B.A.), Kamryn Stecyk (B.S.), and Suditi Rahematpura (B.S.) (pictured left to right) on their recent graduation from the University of Pennsylvania and the Schmidt Lab as a … Read More
Publications
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Selected Publications 2022 Maurer JJ, Wimmer ME, Turner CA, Herman RJ, Zhang Y, Ragnini K, Ferrante J, Kimmey BA, Crist RC, Pierce RC, Schmidt HD (2022) Parental nicotine taking elicits heritable sex-specific phenotypes that are mediated by hippocampal Satb2. Mol … Read More
People
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Principal Investigator Heath D. Schmidt, Ph.D. Dr. Heath D. Schmidt is the Killebrew-Censits Chair of Undergraduate Education and an Associate Professor of Neuroscience & Pharmacology in the Schools of Nursing and Medicine at Penn. As a neuropharmacologist and director of … Read More
Research
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“To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle” - George Orwell Novel roles for peripheral metabolic factors in substance use disorders Given that the search for effective pharmacotherapies for cocaine use disorder has, thus far, been fruitless, … Read More