Christopher P. King, PhD

Christopher P. King, PhD.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Behavioral Neuroscience

Contact Information

Park Hall B79
Phone: (716) 645-0269

Primary Research Areas

Rodent models of drug-taking and motivation; cholinergic and nicotinic systems underlying alcohol-directed behavior; phenotypic and genotypic differences underlying drug responses


Representative and Recent Publications

King, C. P., Tripi, J. A., Hughson, A. R., Horvath, A. P., Lamparelli, A. C., Holl, K. L., Chitre, A. S., Polesskaya, O., Ishiwari, K., Solberg Woods, L. C., Palmer, A. A., Robinson, T. E., Flagel, S. B., & Meyer, P. J. (2021). Sensitivity to food and cocaine cues are independent traits in a large sample of heterogeneous stock rats. Sci Rep, 11(1), 2223.

Loney, G. C., King, C. P., & Meyer, P. J. (2021). Systemic nicotine enhances opioid self-administration and modulates the formation of opioid-associated memories partly through actions within the insular cortex. Sci Rep, 11(1), 3321.

King, C. P., Militello, L., Hart, A., St Pierre, C. L., Leung, E., Versaggi, C. L., Roberson, N., Catlin, J., Palmer, A. A., Richards, J. B., & Meyer, P. J. (2017). Cdh13 and AdipoQ gene knockout alter instrumental and Pavlovian drug conditioning. Genes Brain Behav, 16(7), 686-698.

Versaggi, C. L., King, C. P., & Meyer, P. J. (2016). The tendency to sign-track predicts cue-induced reinstatement during nicotine self-administration, and is enhanced by nicotine but not ethanol. Psychopharmacology (Berl), 233(15-16), 2985-2997.

King, C. P., Palmer, A. A., Woods, L. C., Hawk, L. W., Richards, J. B., & Meyer, P. J. (2016). Premature responding is associated with approach to a food cue in male and female heterogeneous stock rats. Psychopharmacology (Berl), 233(13), 2593-2605.

Meyer, P. J., King, C. P., & Ferrario, C. R. (2015). Motivational processes underlying substance abuse disorder. Current Topics in Behavioral Neuroscience, 27