Projects and Publications

First-Author Publications:

CXCR4 inhibition with AMD3100 attenuates amphetamine induced locomotor activity in adolescent Long Evans male rats

Briana MasonID1☯*, Corey CalhounID2, Victoria Woytowicz2, Latifa Pina2, Roshninder Kanda2, Curtis Dunn2, Antonio Alves2, S. Tiffany Donaldson2

1 Department of Pharmacology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America, 2 Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

☯ These authors contributed equally to this work. * masonb1@uthscsa.edu

Middle-Author Publications:

5-HT1A and α2 adrenergic receptor levels are associated with high anxiety-like patterns and impulsivity in selectively bred Long Evans rats.

Tim Niedzielaka, Rebecca Ravenelleb, Marie Josephc, Corey Calhounc, Brooke Plotkinc, Raquel Jonesc, Maria Herrerac, S. Tiffany Donaldsonc,*

a Broward Health Medical Center, 3100 SW 62nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33155, USA
b City University of New York, CUNY Neuroscience Collaborative, The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave., New York, NY, 10016, USA
c Developmental and Brain Sciences, Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts Boston, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA, 02125, USA

MK-801 Blocks the Induction of Behavioral Sensitization and C-Fos Expression to Amphetamine

Michelle Wagner1, Heather Mathias2, Michele Trawczynski2, Corey Calhoun2, Brooke Plotkin2, Alexia Pollack3, and Tiffany S. Donaldson2*

1Department of Occupational Therapy, Colorado State University, USA 2Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA 3Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA

Selected Published Abstracts:

Chronic mild stress induces depression-like symptoms and differential neural markers in high anxiety female Long Evans rats

Corey Calhoun, B.A.1, Briana Mason, Ph.D.2, Christine Lattouf, B.S.1, Victoria Lewis1, Heidi Barrientos1, Robert Mejia, B.S.1, and S. Tiffany Donaldson, Ph.D.1

1 Developmental and Brain Sciences Program, Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts Boston

2 Department of Pharmacology, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio

Effects of Toll-Like Receptor 4 Protein Expression and Trait Anxiety on Adolescent Mesocorticolimbic Neuroplasticity in Amphetamine-Induced Locomotor Sensitization.

Corey Calhoun, B.A., Brooke Plotkin, B.A., Latifa Pina, B.S., Antonio Alves, B.S., S. Tiffany Donaldson, Ph.D.

Developmental and Brain Sciences, Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston MA 02125

The Reinforcing Properties of Drugs of Abuse are Attenuated by Naltrexone in Caenorhabditis elegans

Corey A. Calhoun1, Simon N. Katner1, Eric A. Engleman1, Bethany S. Neal-Beliveau2

1 Department of Psychiatry, Indiana University School of Medicine; 2 Department of Psychology, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

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