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 A novel dual agonist of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptors and neuropeptide Y2 receptors attenuates fentanyl taking and seeking in male ratsSchmidt Lab members Dr. Yanfang Zhang, Suditi Rahematpura, Kael Ragnini, Amanda Moreno, Kamryn Stecyk and Michelle Kahng, along with collaborators … Read More
Publications
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Selected Publications 2021 Anagarita GA, Matuskey D, Pittman B, Costeines JL, Potenza MN, Jastreboff AM, Schmidt HD, Malison RT (2021). Testing the effects of the GLP-1 receptor agonist exenatide on cocaine self-administration and subjective responses in humans with cocaine use … 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