Name Mentor Dissertation Title
Current Position
Gabriela Alarcón
Bonnie Nagel
Interactions between cognitive control and default mode networks in healthy adolescents: Sex differences and implications for major depressive disorder
Postdoctoral Scholar, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh
Daicia Allen
Kathleen Grant
The subjective effects of ethanol in rhesus monkeys: characterizing the role of the nucleus accumbens using chemogenetics
Postdoctoral Scholar, Vanderbilt University
Allison Anacker
Andrey Ryabinin
Interactions between social relationships and alcohol drinking in prairie voles
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute
Ryan Bachtell
Andrey Ryabinin
Characterization of the Edinger-Westphal response to ethanol
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado-Boulder
Anita Bechtholt
Chris Cunningham
Central opioid influences on conditioned ethanol reward and aversion
Health Scientist Administrator, Program Director, Division of Treatment and Recovery Research, NIAAA
Ethan Beckley
Deb Finn
Neuroanatomical and behavioral correlates of progesterone withdrawal
OHSU M.D. Program, Class of 2015
Yosef Berlow
Bill Rooney
MRI assessment of brain ion content in methamphetamine users
Resident, General Psychiatry, Brown Alpert Medical School
Stephen L. Boehm, II
Tamara Phillips
GABA-B receptor modulation of ethanol-stimulated locomotor activity
Associate Professor of Psychology; Director, Neuroscience Undergraduate Program; Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Janel Boyce-Rustay
Chris Cunningham
The role of NMDA receptor binding sites in ethanol's hedonic properties
Regulatory Affairs, Genentech, South San Francisco, CA
Jennifer Buckman
Charles Meshul
Glutamatergic involvement in ethanol withdrawal convulsion susceptibility and resistance
Assistant Research Professor, Center of Alcohol Studies, Rutgers University
Julia Chester
Chris Cunningham
Effects of GABAergic compounds on ethanol-induced conditioned place preference and taste aversion in mice
Associate Professor, Department of Psychological Science, Purdue University
Ronnie Dhaher
Robert Hitzemann and Deb Finn
Determining the role of the extended amygdala in regulating alcohol consumption in C57BL/6J (B6) mice
Associate Research Scientist, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Yale University
Brett Dufour
Jodi McBride
The role of glucocorticoids and the anterior cingulate cortex in Huntington's disease symptomology and therapeutics
Senior Fellow Trainee, University of Washington
William Giardino
Andrey Ryabinin
The centrally projecting Edinger-Westphal nucleus: Midbrain neuropeptide control of excessive alcohol intake
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
Christina Gremel
Chris Cunningham
Involvement of the amygdala and nucleus accumbens in ethanol-conditioned place preference.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Section on In Vivo Neural Function, Laboratory for Integrative Neuroscience, NIAAA/NIH
Bill Griesar
Barry Oken
Cognitive effects of nicotine in non-smokers
Senior Instructor, Psychology, Portland State University; Adjunct Instructor, University Studies, Portland State University; Adjunct Instructor, Behavioral Neuroscience, OHSU; Neuroscience Coordinator,
Peter Groblewski
Chris Cunningham
Extinction of ethanol-seeking behavior: The role of ERK signaling and mPFC circuitry in extinction of ethanol-induced conditioned place preference in mice
Scientist I, Allen Institute for Brain Science
Noah Gubner
Tamara Richards
The effects of nicotine and varenicline on ethanol reward and neuroadaptation
Postdoctoral Scholar, Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California San Francisco, Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education
Heather Hain
John Belknap
Quantitative trait loci analysis of baseline nociceptive sensitivity and morphine-induced antinociception in the writhing assay
Director, Behavioral Pharmacology, PsychoGenics
Rebecca Hammond
Robert Stackman
SK channel regulation of hippocampal function
Scientist, Seaside Therapeutics
John Harkness
Tamara Phillips
Trace amine associated receptor 1 regulation of methamphetamine intake and aversion
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Washington State University Vancouver, Barbara Sorg lab
Christa Helms
Suzanne Mitchell
Adaptation of choice behavior in concurrent chains schedules and the role of the basolateral amygdala
Staff Scientist, Division of Neuroscience, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Skyla Herod
Judy Cameron
Individual differences in adrenal axis activity and stress sensitivity in female cynomolgus monkeys (Macaca fascicularis)
Associate Professor, Department of Biology and Chemistry, Azusa Pacific University
Helen Kamens
Tamara Phillips
Multidisciplinary approaches examining the genetic basis of drug-induced locomotor stimulation
Assistant Professor, Department of Biobehavioral Health, The Pennsylvania State University
Josh Kaplan
David Rossi
 The cerebellar GABAA receptor contribution to alcohol intake and intoxication  

Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Bill Catterall, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology at the University of Washington. 

Christopher Kliethermes
John Crabbe
Genetic influences on mouse measures of novelty seeking and drug abuse
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Drake University
Lessov-Schlagger, Christina
Tamara Phillips
Behavioral assessment of common determinants of drug and ethanol-induced sensitization and the role of ethanol-induced sensitization in voluntary ethanol drinking and ethanol-induced conditioned taste aversion
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine
Jennifer Loftis
Aaron Janowsky
The effects of cocaine treatment and withdrawal on NMDA receptor subunits and associated neuronal proteins
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health & Science University
Megan McClintick
Kathleen Grant
Relationship between temperament, resting state functional connectivity, and heavy drinking in cynomolgus and rhesus macaques
Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Molecular Neuroimaging, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, UCLA
Whitney McGee
Cynthia Bethea & Judy Cameron
Effects of testosterone levels on reproductive neuroendocrine function and behavior in female rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta).
Veterinary School Student, Colorado State University
Paul Meyer
Tamara Phillips
Neurochemical substrates of ethanol's locomotor effects
Assistant Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience Program, Department of Psychology, University at Buffalo SUNY
Travis Moschak
Suzanne Mitchell
The role of ethanol and neuroanatomical regions in sensitivity to delay and sensitivity to magnitude of reward
Postdoctoral Fellow, Behavioral & Integrative Neuroscience Program, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Trisha Pruis
Jeri Janowsky
Body image regulation in women
Business Development Associate, Office of Technology Transfer & Business Development, OHSU
Marcia Ramaker
Deb Finn
The effect of a neuroactive steroid analog and an extrasynaptic GABAA receptor agonist on ethanol self-administration in rats
Post-doctoral fellow at the University of Chicago in the laboratory of Dr. Stephanie Dulawa
David Roalf
Jeri Janowsky
It's not fair: Behavioral and neural evidence that equity influences social economic decisions in healthy older adults
Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania
Nathan Rustay
John Crabbe
Genetic and pharmacological characterization of rapid tolerance to the ataxic effects of ethanol in mice
Senior Medical Writer, Global Medical Publishing, Abbott Laboratories
Hideki Sakamoto
Daniel Hatton
The effects of desipramine and fluoxetine on discriminative heart rate conditioning in restrained rats
Director / Head
Oncology Scientific Affairs, Oncocolgy Science Unit
MSD K.K. (Merck & Co., Inc. Japan)
David Salat
Jeri Janowsky
Selective neural and cognitive alterations in the prefrontal cortex with healthy aging and Alzheimer's disease
Assistant Professor in Radiology, Harvard Medical School; Assistant Neuroscience, Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Radiology; Director, Neuroimaging Research for Veterans Center, Boston VA Healthcare System
Monique Smith
Andrey Ryabinin
Social transfer of pain in mice
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Psychiatry, Stanford University