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Welcome new lab members!

This summer, Ashley White, a MD/PhD student will begin her work in the lab funded through the Professional Student Mentored Research Fellowship Program from the University of Kentucky CCTS. We also welcome Ashley Craig, a recent graduate of the University of Kentucky with a major in Neuroscience. Ashley was recently awarded the NIDA Summer Undergraduate […]

New publication! Maher et al., 2022

Maher, Kipp, Leyrer-Jackson, Khatri, Bondy, Martinez, Beckmann, Hinds, Bimonte-Nelson, & Gipson (2022). Ovarian Hormones Regulate Nicotine Consumption and Accumbens Glutamatergic Plasticity in Female Rats. eNeuro, Jun 27;9(3):ENEURO.0286-21.2022. doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0286-21.2022. Abstract Women report greater cigarette cravings during the menstrual cycle phase with higher circulating levels of 17β-estradiol (E2), which is metabolized to estrone (E1). Both E2 […]

Check out our talks at CPDD 2022!

We have 3 (!!!) oral presentations at College on Problems of Drug Dependence in Minneapolis, MN this year! Please come see us if you can! Dr. Erin Maher: Chronic Administration of Synthetic Contraceptive Hormones Alters Nicotine Consumption in an Ethanol Co-Use Model in Ovary-Intact Female Rats. Oral Communication: Nicotine Co-Use Oral Presentation. Tuesday 4 PM […]