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Projects and Grants

Principal, Riley, A. L., "Effects of Methylone History on the Aversive and Rewarding Properties of MDPV and a-PVP," National Institute of Drug Abuse, Federal. Received $45,000. Awarded January 2020.

Principal, Riley, A. L., "Stereoselective effects of a-PVP on Hyperthermia and Activity," National Institute of Drug Abuse, Federal. Received $51,000. Awarded January 2020.

Principal, Riley, A. L., "Transgenerational Effects of Adolescent THC Exposure," National Institute of Drug Abuse, Federal. Received $39,500. Awarded January 2020.

Principal, Stoodley, CJ. “Cerebellum and autism: neural mechanisms and modulation of predictive processing,” NIH / National Institute of Mental Health.
 
Stoodley, CJ. “Cognitive and neural predictors of comorbidity between reading and attention problems,” NIH / National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Selected Publications

2020

Clasen, M., Sanon, T., Hempel, B., Nelson, K., Kearns, D., Davidson, T., & Riley, A. Ad-libitum high fat diet consumption during adolescence and adulthood impacts the intravenous self-administration of cocaine in male Sprague-Dawley rats. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 2020, 28, 32-43.

Clasen, M., Riley, A. & Davidson, T. Hippocampal-dependent inhibitory learning and memory processes in the control of eating and drug taking. Current Pharmaceutical Design, in press.

Duncan KA & Saldanha CJ. (2020). Central aromatization: a dramatic and responsive defense against threat and trauma to the vertebrate brain. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology. 56: 100816. Epub Nov 28, 2019.

Riley, A., Nelson, K., To, P., López-Arnau, R., Xu, P., Wang, D., Wang, D., Shen, H-W., Kuhn, D., Angoa-Perez, M., Anneken, J., Muskiewicz, D., & Hall, F. Abuse potential and toxicity of the synthetic cathinones (i.e., “Bath Salts”). Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 2020, 110, 150-173.

Stoodley C.J., D’Mello A.M.**, Ellegood J., Jakkamsetti V., Liu P., Nebel M.B., Gibson J., Kelly E., Meng F., Cano C., Pascual J., Mostofsky S.H., Lerch J.P., and Tsai P.T. 2017. Altered cerebellar connectivity in autism spectrum disorders and cerebellar-mediated rescue of autism-related behaviors in mice. Nature Neuroscience 20:1744–1751.

2019

Davidson, T. L., Jones, S., Roy, M., & Stevenson, R. J. (2019). The Cognitive Control of Eating and Body Weight: It's More Than What You "Think". Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 62.

Amarante LA, Newport J, Mitchell M, Wilson J, Laubach M. An open source syringe pump controller for fluid delivery of multiple volumes. eNeuro, 2019 August 15.

Student Achievements

  • NASA District of Columbia Space Grant Consortium (DCSGC) and Mathias Research Fellowship, Nicole Loy, American University, 2020.
  • American University Summer Scholars and Artists Award, Hayli Spence, American University, 2019.
  • Best Paper Presentation by a Graduate Student in the Life Sciences, Laura Blevins, Robyn Mathias Student Research Conference, American University, 2019.
  • Best Poster Presentation by an Undergraduate Junior or Senior in the Life Sciences, Rachel Weger, Robyn Mathias Student Research Conference, American University, 2019.
  • Excellence in Undergraduate Research by a Junior, Mariam Melkumyan, American University, 2019.
  • NASA District of Columbia Space Grant Consortium (DCSGC) and Mathias Research Fellowship, Rachel Weger, American University, 2018.
  • Outstanding Contribution by a Neuroscience Undergraduate, Brianne Drury and Stephanie Martin, Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, American University, 2018.
  • Best Poster Presentation by a Graduate Student in the Life Sciences, Laura Blevins, Robyn Mathias Student Research Conference, American University, 2018.
  • Outstanding Scholarship at the Graduate Level, Anila D’Mello, American University, 2017.
  • Best Oral Presentation by an Undergraduate in the Life Sciences, Caitlin Barrett, Robyn Mathias Student Research Conference, American University, 2017.