Alexis C. Thompson, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

Behavioral Neuroscience

Research Associate Professor, Psychology

Contact Information

1021 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14203-1016
Office Phone: (716) 887-2243
Lab Phone: (716) 887-2226
Email: athompso@ria.buffalo.edu

Primary Research Areas

Experience-induced or drug-induced neural adaptations associated with increased vulnerability to, or expression of, drug addiction, anxiety, and maternal behavior; mesolimbic cortical pathway function; neuropeptide regulation of monoamines; behavioral regulation of pain and analgesia.

Research Projects

2/26/16
Thompson | Straubinger | Qu
This project developed analytic methods to conduct large-scale analyses of brain peptides to (a) better understand how cocaine abuse changes brain activity and (b) identify changes of relapse vulnerability.
2/26/16
Thompson | DiPirro
This research tested the hypothesis that increasing the levels of neuropeptide Y (a peptide neuromodulator) in the brain will reduce anxiety and craving for cocaine.
11/2/17
(in collaboration with PI Jerrold Winter, PhD and Richard Rabin, PhD, both of UB’s Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology).
11/2/17
(in collaboration with Lisa Martin, PhD, UB Department of Comparative Medicine, Mark Kristal, PhD, UB Department of Psychology, and Jean DiPirro, PhD, Buffalo State College).

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