- PhD, Psychology, University of Washington
- Dr. Riley received his undergraduate training at the University of North Carolina and obtained his PhD from the University of Washington. He did a post-doctoral fellowship in pharmacology at Dalhousie University in Canada. He joined the faculty at American University in 1976. Dr. Riley is a member of a number of organizations, including Society for Neurosciences, Behavioral Pharmacology Society, College on the Problems of Drug Dependence, Behavioral Toxicology Society and the Society for the Stimulus Properties of Drugs and has been on the editorial board of a number of toxicology and neuroscience journals. Dr. Riley’s research interests include animal models of drug abuse, drug interactions, opioid receptor pharmacology, behavioral toxicology, immunology, chronic drug administration and the effects of prenatal cocaine exposure.
National Institute on Drug Abuse
1985 - Present
Johns Hopkins University
2002 - Present
Veterans Administration (Washington)
1982 - Present
See attached vita.
Honors, Awards, and Fellowships
- University Award for Outstanding Teaching (1981)
- Scholar/Teacher of the Year (2000)
- D.C. Professor of the Year (2000)
- Presidential Research Fellow in 2007
- Editorial Board – Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior
- President elect – Society for the Stimulus Properties of Drugs
- See attached vita.
Grants and Sponsored Research
- Mediation of cocaine-induced taste aversions: Transgenic analysis with homozygous and heterozygous knock-out mice. (Contract: National Institutes on Drug Abuse IRP, NIH/DHHS, Molecular Neurobiology Branch)
- Effects of norBNI on cocaine withdrawal and alcohol intake: Assessments of kappa opioid mediation. (Contract: Drug Design and Synthesis Section, Chemical Biology Research Branch, National Institute on Drug Abuse and National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)
- Cocaine escalation under chronic access conditions: A comparison of F344 and LEW rat strains. (Contract: Walter Reed Army Institute of Research)
Animal models of drug abuse, drug interactions, opioid receptor pharmacology, behavioral toxicology, immunology, chronic drug administration and the effects of prenatal cocaine exposure.
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