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News Rae Herman Joins the Schmidt LaboratoryRae Herman, a second year Ph.D. student in the Neuroscience Graduate Group, has officially joined the Schmidt Lab after her summer rotation. We are very excited to welcome Rae into the lab and support … Read More
Publications
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Selected Publications 2020 Hernandez NS, Weir VR, Ragnini K, Merkel R, Zhang Y, Mace K, Rich MT, Pierce RC, Schmidt HD (2020) . GLP-1 receptor signaling in the laterodorsal tegmental nucleus attenuates cocaine seeking by activating GABAergic circuits that project … Read More
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Principal Investigator Heath D. Schmidt, Ph.D. 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 … 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