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Lab Projects

Lab projects have been funded through:


  • NIH Pathway to Independence award NIDA R00DA037271: Role of novel CNS subcircuits in cue-induced drug relapse (PI: AA Arguello, 2016-2020)

  • MSU Faculty Initiative Award: Influence of social interaction during abstinence in adolescent cocaine-exposed rats (PI: AA Arguello, 2024-2025)

  • MSU Tetrad Interdisciplinary Award: Assessment of common CFC syndrome mouse model to uncover biological underpinnings of autism 

       (PIs: D Vogt, M Gordon, AA Arguello)

Previously funded and ongoing project topics:

  • Influence of subregions within orbitofrontal-basolateral amygdala circuits and their impact on relapse to cocaine-associated cues.

       Bal et al. 2019, Behavioral Neuroscience

       Arguello et al. 2017, Neuropsychopharmacology

  • Impact of adolescent cocaine self-administration on subsequent craving and relapse triggered by contextual stimuli

       Cho & Gerena et al. 2020, Psychopharmacology

       Olekanma et al. 2023, Neurobiology of Learning & Memory

       Arguello et al. 2024, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience

       Orsini et al. 2024, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience

  • Use of machine learning to probe self-administration and relapse behavior, adolescent social interaction after cocaine exposure and cell quantification.

       Bal et al. 2020, Scientific Reports

       Pereira Sanabria et al, eNeuro, in revision

       Voutour et al, in prep

  • Role of memory reconsolidation in adult and adolescent-formed cocaine memories and contextual relapse.

       Qi et al 2022Neuropsychopharmacology       

       Herrera Charpentier et al. 2023, Scientific Reports

       Arguello et al. 2017a, Psychopharmacology

  • Use of tracing, optogenetic and chemogenetic manipulations to study           age-dependent differences in projection inputs to the basolateral amygdala and dorsal hippocampus in adolescent cocaine-exposed rats.

       Braman et al, in prep


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