Recent News!

June 11th, 2018: Matthew Cordova, Undergraduate Student, from the University of Notre Dame, joins the laboratory for the summer

June 1st, 2018: Justin Cordeiro, National Institutes of Health MARC U*Star Summer Research Program Fellow from  CSU Bakersfield joins the laboratory for the summer.

May 19th, 2018: Yu Bai presents his work on the "Effects of Gestational Nicotine Exposure on the Striatum of Adolescent Offspring" at the Undergraduate Research Symposium poster and oral presentation @ 8:30 AM and 1:30 PM - Moss Cove A, UCI Student Center, *Selected as a post-symposium highlights poster for additional viewing at the UC Irvine administration building

May 19th, 2018: Hellen C. Nguyen, Yuexi Yin and Alejandra Saenz present their work on the "Sex-Dependent Effect of Gestational Nicotine Exposure on the Developing Brain" at the Undergraduate Research Symposium poster and oral presentation @ 8:30 AM and 1:30 PM - Moss Cove A, UCI Student Center, *Selected as a post-symposium highlights poster for additional viewing at the UC Irvine administration building

May 19th, 2018: Justina Chang presents her work on the "Investigation of ⍺6 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Subunit during Adolescence and its Effects on Psychostimulant Use" at the Undergraduate Research Symposium poster presentation @  1:30 PM - UCI Student Center, *Selected as a post-symposium highlights poster for additional viewing at the UC Irvine administration building

May 1st, 2018: Congratulations to Yuexi Yin and Yu Bai for attaining Excellence in Research in the Biological Sciences. Their final individual papers will be published in the online Journal of Undergraduate Research in the Biological Sciences, 2017-2018.

April 9th, 2018: New Publication Available On-line: Maternal Nicotine Exposure Effects on Adolescent Learning and Memory Are Abolished in Alpha(α)2* Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor-Null Mutant Mice. DOI information: 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2018.04.010

March 28th, 2018: Congratulations to Anjelica Cardenas for attaining the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, a three-year award administered by the Fellowships Office of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The selection is based on individuals who show: 'scholarly competence as well as the promise for future achievement as a scholar, researcher, and teacher in an institution of higher education.'

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Activities

Irvine Center for Addiction Neuroscience Summer Symposium, June 12, 2018

International College of Neuropsychopharmacology, World Congress, Vienna, Austria. Maternal Nicotine's Effects on Learning and Memory in Adolescent Mice. Mojica C, Yu Bai, Lotfipour S. June 16th-19th. 2018

International College of Neuropsychopharmacology, World Congress, Vienna, Austria. Nicotine Gateway Effects Enhance Adolescent Alcohol Intake and Preference in Mice. Cardenas A, Yin Y, Liu S, Lotfipour S. June 16th-19th. 2018