M Roitman Lab, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
As a member of Dr. Mitch Roitman’s lab, my research interests are broadly centered on understanding the neurochemical and neurophysiological underpinnings of motivation. More specifically, my research focuses on elucidating the mechanisms by which drugs of abuse and homeostatic satiety signals impact mesolimbic dopamine neurotransmission to drive both maladaptive and adaptive behaviors.
Pockros LA, Pentkowski NS, Conway SM, Ullman TW, Zwick KR, Neisewander JL. 5-HT(2A) receptor blockade and 5-HT(2C) receptor activation interact to reduce cocaine hyperlocomotion and Fos protein expression in the caudate-putamen. Synapse. 2012
Dreixler JC, Poston JN, Balyasnikova I, Shaikh AR, Tupper KY, Conway S, Boddapati V, Marcet MM, Lesniak MS, Roth S. Delayed Administration of Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cell Conditioned Media Significantly Improves Outcome after Retinal Ischemia in Rats. Invest Ophthalmo Vis Sci. 2014