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Alexis C. Thompson, PhD

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

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.

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.
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.