Vulnerability Issues In Drug Abuse: Career And Research Transdisciplinary Training Program (VIDA:CARTT)
Role: Primary Investigator; Agency: NIDA; Type Contract (HHSN271201600057C); Total Costs: $908,108; Period: 9/30/16 to 9/30/20; Goals: This purpose of this contract is to provide NIDA with a Career and Research Development Program for underrepresented scholars conducing basic and/or translational biomedical substance abuse research
Insulin Mechanisms of Diabetes-Evoked Enhancement of Nicotine Reward
Role: Co-Investigator; Agency: NIDA; Type: R15 (DA040130); Total Costs: $300,000; Period: 9/1/15-8/30/18; Goal: To examine the neurochemical mechanisms by which insulin promotes the rewarding effects of nicotine.
Sex Differences in the Mechanisms that Promote Nicotine Reward and Withdrawal
Role: Primary Investigator; Agency: NIDA; Type: R01 (2DA021274); Total Costs: $2,000,000; Period: 5/1/14-4/30/19; Goal: To examine sex differences in the neurochemical mechanisms that promote the rewarding effects of nicotine and the aversive effects of withdrawal.
Research Excellence for Undergraduates (REU) Summer Mentoring And Research Training: Methods In Neuroscience of Drug-Abuse (SMART MIND).
Role: Primary Investigator; Agency: NIH/NIDA; Type: R25 (DA033613); Total costs: $534,879; Period: 5/1/12–4/31/16; Goal: To enrich the science education and research training of undergraduate students and high school teacher-student teams with a specific focus on the neuroscience of drug-addiction.