|Present||Assistant Professor Cell Biology & Neuroscience, Rowan University ‐ Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine|
|2010 - 2017||Fellow, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science ‐ Neuroscience|
|2001 - 2002||Research Technician, Northwestern University ‐ Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center|
|2014 - Present||Do Cocaine and Chronic Stress Converge in the Basolateral Amygdala?|
|NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse - K99/R00 DA038110|
|Pathway to Independence Award|
|Colleague(s): Marina E Wolf, PhD|
|2011 - 2014||Cocaine-Induced AMPAR Plasticity: Modulation by Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors?|
|NIH/National Institute on Drug Addiction - F32 DA030844|
|Postdoctoral Individual NRSA Fellowship|
|Colleague(s): Marina E. Wolf, PhD|
|2007 - 2009||Viral-mediated Regulation of CaMKII and Behavioral Responding to Amphetamine|
|NIH/National Institute on Drug Addiction - F31 DA022834|
|Predoctoral Individual NRSA Fellowship|
|Colleague(s): Paul Vezina, PhD|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2013 - Present||Member, Association for Women in Science||2013 - Present||AdHoc Reviewer, Multiple Journals||2003 - Present||Member, Society for Neuroscience|
Honors and Awards
- Young Investigator Award Gordon Conference on Catecholamines August 2011
- Travel Fellowship Award Winter Conference on Brain Research January 2012
- Travel Award Neurotherapeutics Discovery and Development Course February 2013
- ACNP Early Career Travel Award December 2014
|2009||PhD, University of Chicago ‐ Neurobiology|
|2001||BS/BA Double Degree, Psychology and Spanish, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
Research Works (21)
Response of the Ubiquitin-Proteasome System to Memory Retrieval After Extended-Access ...
The ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS) has been implicated in the retrieval-induced destabilization of cocaine- and fear-related memories in Pavlovian paradigms. However, ...
Group I mGluR Activation Reverses Cocaine-Induced Accumulation of Calcium-Permeable AMPA ...
The Journal of Neuroscience (2011)
Following prolonged withdrawal from extended access cocaine self-administration in adult rats, high conductance Ca2+ -ermeable AMPA receptors (CP-AMPARs) accumulate in ...
Transient Overexpression of α-Ca2+/Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinase II in the ...
The Journal of Neuroscience (2010)
Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) is known to contribute to the expression of psychostimulant sensitization by regulating dopamine (DA) overflow ...
Transient viral-mediated overexpression of α-calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II in ...
European Journal of Neuroscience (2010)
Calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) activity is necessary for the long-lasting expression of locomotor sensitization and enhanced drug-taking observed in ...