2 Publications accepted in Dr. Zoe McElligott’s Lab

September 25, 2018

Neurotensin and Dynorphin Bi-Directionally Modulates CeA Inhibition of oval BNST Neurons in Male Mice (in press at Neuropharmacology, authors are Catherine P Normandeau, Maria Luisa Torruella Suarez, Philippe Sarret, Zoe McElligott*, Eric C Dumont*, *co-senior author ) Stress-induced alterations of norepinephrine release in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis of … Continued

Drs. Joyce Besheer and Scott Parnell receive a 2 year grant from NIAAA

September 25, 2018

Drs. Joyce Besheer and Scott Parnell received a two-year grant from NIAAA titled “Consequences of prenatal alcohol and cannabinoid co-exposure on alcohol self-administration in adolescence”. These studies will investigate the lasting impact of prenatal alcohol and synthetic cannabinoid exposure on … Continued

Dr. Joyce Besheer receives a Diversity Supplement from NIAAA

September 25, 2018

Dr. Joyce Besheer received a Diversity Supplement from NIAAA to support the postdoctoral training of Dr. Laura Ornelas. Dr. Ornelas will be investigating the neural mechanisms that underlie the effects of trauma exposure on relapse to alcohol drinking in an … Continued

Viren Makhijani receives an NRSA from NIAAA

September 25, 2018

Viren Makhijani, a graduate student in the Dr. Joyce Besheer’s lab at the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, received an NRSA from the NIAAA titled “The mineralocorticoid receptor as a potential bridge between traumatic stress and increased alcohol consumption.” His … Continued

Brennon Luster awarded NCTRacS Pilot

June 27, 2018

Brennon, a postdoc in the McElligott lab at the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, received a pilot award from the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute entitled “Examining Brain Activation Following Morphine Withdrawal” to investigate whole brain changes in neuron … Continued

María Torruella Suárez awarded F31 NRSA

June 27, 2018

María Luisa, a graduate student in the the McElligott lab at the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, received an NRSA from the NIAAA entitled “Examining Alcohol Induced Plasticity in Amygdala Hind Brain Circuits.” She will work to determine whether a … Continued

Dr. Tamara Phillips receives the 2018 Bowles Award

May 18, 2018

BCAS congratulates Dr. Tamara J. Phillips for winning the 2018 Bowles Lectureship Award.  The Bowles Award is given annually to honor a distinguished researcher who has made significant contributions to our understanding of the causes, prevention and/or treatment of alcoholism … Continued