Peter A. Groblewski

Ph.D. Graduate (2011)

Undergraduate Education

BS (Neuroscience) 2001 Bates College, Lewiston ME

Training Dates at OHSU


PhD Dissertation Title

Extinction of ethanol-seeking behavior: The role of ERK signaling and mPFC circuitry in extinction of ethanol-induced conditioned place preference in mice (Mentor: Christopher L. Cunningham, Ph.D.)

Current Position

Scientist I, Allen Institute for Brain Science

Grants and Awards

  • Post-Doctoral National Research Service Award - NIH (NIDA) - 2012 to present
  • Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute Grant (co-author) - University of Washington - 2011
  • Dissertation Research Award - American Psychological Association - 2009
  • N.L. Tartar Research Fellowship - OHSU Foundation - 2009 to 2010
  • Pre-Doctoral National Research Service Award - NIH (NIAAA) - 2008 to 2011
  • Student Merit Travel Awards - Research Society on Alcoholism (NIAAA) - 2007, 2008, 2010
  • Ginger Ashworth Graduate Training Award - OHSU - 2008
  • Trainee Workshop Student Merit Award - NIH (NIAAA) - 2007


Groblewski PA, Willuhn I, Phillips PEM, & Chavkin C (in review) Repeated stress exposure causes an addiction-like shift in the behavioral economics of cocaine self-administration. Neuropsychopharmacology

Groblewski PA, & Cunningham CL (2012) Repeated microinjections into the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) impair extinction of conditioned place preference in mice. Behavioural Brain Research, 230(1): 299-303. PMCID: PMC3310337.

Groblewski PA, Ryabinin AE, & Cunningham CL (2012) Activation and role of the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) in extinction of ethanol-induced associative learning in mice. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. 97(1): 37-49. PMCID: PMC3246036.

Groblewski PA, Franken FH, & Cunningham CL (2011) Inhibition of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) activity with SL327 does not prevent acquisition, expression, and extinction of ethanol-seeking behavior in mice. Behavioural Brain Research, 217(2): 399-407. PMCID: PMC3019767.

Stewart T, Eastman CL, Groblewski PA, Fender JS, Verley DR, Cook DG, & D'Ambrosio R (2010) Chronic dysfunction of astrocytic inwardly rectifying K+ channels specific to the neocortical epileptic focus after fluid percussion injury in the rat. Journal of Neurophysiology, 104(6): 3345-60. PMCID: PMC3007644

Groblewski PA, & Stafford JM (2010) When the medial prefrontal cortex fails: Implications for extinction and posttraumatic stress disorder treatment. The Journal of Neuroscience, 30(21): 7124-6. PMCID: PMC2891040.

Cunningham CL, Groblewski PA, & Voorhees CM (2010) Place conditioning. In M.C. Olmstead (Ed.), Animal models of drug addiction (pp. 167-189). Totowa, NJ: Humana Press.

Groblewski PA, Lattal KM, & Cunningham CL (2009) Effects of D-Cycloserine on extinction and reconditioning of ethanol-seeking behavior in mice. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 33(5): 772-82. PMCID: PMC2883465

Cunningham CL, Gremel CM, & Groblewski PA (2008) Genetic influences on conditioned taste aversion. In S. Reilly & T.R. Schactman (Eds.), Conditioned taste aversion: Behavioral and neural processes (pp. 387-421). New York: Oxford University Press.

Groblewski PA, Bax LC, & Cunningham CL (2008) Reference-dose place conditioning with ethanol in mice: Empirical and theoretical analysis. Psychopharmacology, 201(1): 97-106. PMCID: PMC2883454.

Cunningham CL, Gremel CM, & Groblewski PA (2006) Drug-induced conditioned place preference and aversion in mice. Nature Protocols, 1(4): 1662-1670.

Last updated on October 23, 2014