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Student Projects 2017

The following posters were presented at the Open House on Student Research in Addiction Sciences on April 21, 2017. They are listed alphabetically by student name.

Endocannabinoid Regulation of Incentive Cues
Ajay N. Baindur, Undergraduate Student, Biomedical Sciences
Mentor: Caroline Bass, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Social Skills Predict Depression in a High Risk, Low Income Sample
Marla Beyer, Undergraduate Student, Biological Sciences and Psychology
Mentor: Rina Eiden, Research Institute on Addictions

I’ve Got Your Back: Women’s Natural Use of Friends to Help Prevent Alcohol-Involved Sexual Assault in College
Jessica Blayney, Graduate Student, Psychology
Mentor: Jennifer Read, Department of Psychology

Rape Acknowledgement and Sexual Minority Women’s Mental Health and Drinking Behaviors
Jessica Blayney, Graduate Student, Psychology
Mentor: Jennifer Read, Department of Psychology

Student Research Associate Perspective on the Research Process: Cocaine Addiction Research using Animal Models
Te-An Chen, Postbac Student, Biological Sciences
Maria Ng, Undergraduate Student, Psychology
Iris Lee, Undergraduate Student, Psychology
Mentor: Alexis Thompson, Research Institute on Addictions

Is Neuropeptide Y a Target for Cocaine Dependence Treatment: Effect of a Systemic Y1 Receptor Antagonists on Cocaine-Induced Conditioned Place Preference in the Rat
Dillon Coughlin, Graduate Student, Biological Sciences
Mentor: Alexis Thompson, Research Institute on Addictions

Mother-Adolescent Agreement Concerning Peer Victimization: Role of Parent-Child Relationship and Coping
Melissa Dudley, Graduate Student, Counseling/School Psychology
Mentor: Amanda Nickerson; Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology

Pedunculopontine Microinjection of UII Leads to an Enhanced Consumption of Sweet Tastants
Robert Ettaro, Graduate Student, Pharmacology and Toxicology
Mentor: Stewart Clark, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

FABP5/7 Inhibition via SBFI26 Decreases Ethanol Consumption in Mice
Antonio Figueiredo, Undergraduate Student, Biological Sciences/Chemistry
Mentor: Panayotis K. Thanos, Research Institute on Addictions

Chronic Oral Methylphenidate in Male Rats Promotes Changes in Brain Glucose Metabolism
Dennis Fricke, Graduate Student, Psychology
Mentor: Panayotis K. Thanos, Research Institute on Addictions

Evaluating the Effects of Cholinergic Depletion of the PPTg, LDTg and VTA on Morphine-Related Reward
Steven Gertz, Graduate Student, Neuroscience
Mentor: Stewart Clark, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

FABP Gene Deletion Attenuates Stress and Depressive-Related Behavior
John Hamilton, Graduate Student, Psychology
Mentor: Panayotis K. Thanos, Research Institute on Addictions

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Modifies Brain Dopamine D1 Receptor Expression in Obese Rats
John Hamilton, Graduate Student, Psychology
Mentor: Panayotis K. Thanos, Research Institute on Addictions

Environmental Enrichment Abolishes Prenatal Ethanol Exposure Induced Increase in GLU-R2 Lacking AMPA Receptors at Glutamate Synapses of VTA DA Neurons
Kathryn Hausknecht
Ruixiang Wang, Graduate Student, Behavioral Neuroscience
Mentor: Roh-Yu Shen, Research Institute on Addictions

Descriptive Epidemiology of Naloxone Administration by Police Officers and Firefighters in Erie County, NY
Sarah Cercone Heavey, Graduate Student, Community Health and Health Behavior
Mentor: Gregory G. Homish, Community Health and Health Behavior

The Effects of Chronic Methylphenidate on [3H] MK-801 Binding
Khadijatu Jalloh, Undergraduate Student, Cognitive Sciences and Psychology
Mentor: Panayotis K. Thanos, Research Institute on Addictions

Second-Hand Emission Differences Between ENDS Devices: Implications for Smoke Free Indoor Air Policy
Eric T. Jensen, Undergraduate Student, Chemistry
Mentor: Maciej L. Goniewicz, Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Chronic Oral Methylphenidate Treatment Reversibly Increases Striatal Dopamine Transporter and Dopamine Type 1 Receptor Binding in Rats
Macauley Mackintosh, Undergraduate Student, Biological Sciences & Psychology
Emily Carias, Undergraduate Student, Biological Sciences & Anatomy
Mentor: Panayotis K. Thanos, Research Institute on Addictions

Inhibition of Fatty Acid Binding Protein 5 and 7 Blunts Locomotor Response to Cocaine in Female Mice
Matthew Marion, Undergraduate Student, Cognitive Sciences
Mentor: Panayotis K. Thanos, Research Institute on Addictions

Adrenergic Manipulation Inhibits Approach During a Pavlovian Conditioned Approach Paradigm
Kyle Z. Pasquariello, Graduate Student, Psychology
Mentor: Paul J. Meyer, Department of Psychology

Peer Victimization, Coping Skills & Alcohol Use: The Moderating Role of Maternal Communication
Young Sik Seo, Graduate Student, Educational psychology and quantitative methods
Mentor: Jennifer Livingston, Research Institute on Addictions

How Socioeconomic Factors Influence Alcohol Treatment and Outcome
Arianna Slotnick, Undergraduate Student, Psychology
Mentor: Kimberly Walitzer, Research Institute on Addictions

Is Neuropeptide Y a Target for Cocaine Dependence Treatment: Effect of Neuropeptide Y on a Cocaine-Induced Pavlovian Conditioned Locomotor Response
Mauricio Suarez, Graduate Student, Behavioral Neuroscience
Mentor: Alexis Thompson, Research Institute on Addictions

Paternal Psychopathology and Parenting Attitudes From Infancy to School Age
Jacqueline Szabat, Undergraduate Student, Psychology
Mentor: Rina Eiden, Research Institute on Addictions

Ultrasonic Vocalizations in Sign-Trackers vs. Goal-Trackers: No Difference in Food Cue Response, but Larger Acute and Sensitized Responses to Cocaine in Sign-Trackers
Jordan A. Tripi, Graduate Student, Behavioral Neuroscience
Mentor: Paul J. Meyer, Department of Psychology

Recovery Effects on Behavior and Development during Abstinence after Chronic Oral Methylphenidate Treatment
Abisha Vijayashanthar, Graduate Student, Public Health
Mentor: Panayotis K. Thanos, Research Institute on Addictions

Prenatal Exposure to Valproic Acid Enhances Anxiety-Related Behaviors in Male Rats and Alters Glutamatergic Transmission onto 5-HT Neurons in the Dorsal Raphe
Ruixiang Wang, Graduate Student, Behavioral Neuroscience
Mentor: Roh-Yu Shen, Research Institute on Addictions