Featured: Neuropsychopharmacology Cover Image
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A figure from Dr. Yafang Zhang’s recent paper Activation of GLP-1 receptors attenuates oxycodone taking and seeking without compromising the antinociceptive effects of oxycodone in rats was recently featured on the cover of Neuropsychopharmacology (middle image). Congrats Dr. Zhang and … Read More

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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Principal Investigator Heath D. Schmidt, Ph.D. Dr. Heath D. Schmidt is the Killebrew-Censits Chair of Undergraduate Education and a Professor of Neuroscience & Pharmacology in the Schools of Nursing and Medicine at Penn. As a neuropharmacologist and director of the … Read More
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News Transcriptomic analysis reveals cell type-specific patterns of gene expression associated with morphine intakeOpioid exposure is known to cause transcriptomic changes in the nucleus accumbens (NAc). However, no studies to date have investigated cell type-specific transcriptomic changes associated with volitional … Read More