RESEARCH PROJECTS FUNDED THROUGH THE McGOVERN FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM


2021
Xueyi Xie, Graduate Student, Texas A&M University Health Science Center – Bryan

BIDIRECTIONAL MANIPULATION OF ALCOHOL SEEKING AND TAKING ASSOCIATED D1 MSN ENSEMBLES IN THE DORSOMEDIAL STRIATUM DURING ACQUISITION AND RELAPSE

Maya Zegel, Graduate Student, Trauma and Stress Studies Center, University of Houston - Houston

DAILY STATE-LIKE DISTRESS TOLERANCE AND ALCOHOL USE MOTIVATION AMONG HAZARDOUS DRINKERS WITH POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

 

2019
Megan Britton, Teaching Fellow, University of Houston - Houston
THE IMPACT OF MICROAGGRESSIONS ON PROBLEMATIC ALCOHOL USE IN THE LATINX COMMUNITY

2018
Jiayi Lu, Neuroscience Graduate Student, Texas A&M University Health Science Center – Bryan
PERSISTENT REDUCTION OF ALCOHOL-SEEKING BEHAVIOR BY OPTOGENETIC REVERSAL OF CIRCUIT-SPECIFIC PLASTICITY IN THE DORSOMEDIAL STRIATUM

2017
William Skiles, Graduate Student, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University – College Station SPERM-DERIVED EPIMUTATIONS, INDUCED BY CHRONIC PRECONCEPTION EXPOSURE TO ALCOHOL AND RIBOSOMAL DYSFUNCTION IN OFFSPRING
 

2016
Nihal Salem, Graduate Student, Texas A&M University Health Science Center – Bryan
A NOVEL PSEUDOGENE-ENCODED LONG NONCODING RNA MEDIATES FETAL ALCOHOL EFFECTS


2015
Heather Krieger, MA, University of Houston – Houston
PEER INFLUENCE ON DRINKING: A LONGITUDINAL SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS


2014
Yifeng Cheng, BS, Texas A&M University Health Science Center – Bryan
ACTIVITY OF D1R-MSNS IN THE DORSOMEDIAL STRIATUM IS ESSENTIAL FOR EXCESSIVE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION


2013
Onkar Sawant, Ph.D Candidate, Texas A&M University - College Station
EFFECT OF PRENATAL ALCOHOL EXPOSURE AND MATERNAL GLUTAMINE SUPPLIMENTATION ON FETAL GROWTH


2012
Shobhit Sharma, MS, Graduate Student, Texas State University – San Marcos
INFLUENCE OF BRAIN-DERIVED NEUROTROPHIC FACTOR AND FAMILY HISTORY OF ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE ON ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION CHARACTERISTICS OF HEALTHY SOCIAL DRINKERS


2011
Lindsey Rodriguez, Ph.D Candidate, University of Houston – Houston
ALCOHOL USE AND RELATIONSHIP DISTRESS IN MARRIED COUPLES


2010
Gerald Cochran, MSW, The University of Texas School of Social Work - Austin
LATENT PREDICTORS OF CHANGE FROM SCREENING AND BRIEF ALCOHOL INTERVENTION: A MIXTURE MODELING APPROACH


2009
Scott Davis, Graduate Student, WCAAR, The University of Texas - Austin
THE MOLECULAR BASIS FOR THE ACTIONS OF ETHANOL ON THE BK POTASSIUM CHANNEL


2008
Stephanie L. Rivaux, LMSW, Graduate Student, The University of Texas School of Social Work - Austin
A TWIN STUDY EXAMINING THE ROLE OF MULTIPLE TRAUMAS IN THE SEXUAL ASSAULT AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE DIALECTIC


2007
Sunju Sohn, Ph.D. Candidate, The University of Texas School of Social Work - Austin
A STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODEL OF HEAVY ALCOHOL USE AMONG YOUNG ADULTS IN THE U.S. MILITARY: COMPLEXITIES OF STRESS LEVEL, PERSONAL PROPENSITY, ALCOHOL USE, AND JOB PERFORMANCE


2006
Ginger Becker, Ph.D. Candidate, Pharmacology, University of Texas HSC - San Antonio
CONDITIONING AND OPIOID WITHDRAWAL

 
2005
Atrayee Banerjee, Graduate Student, College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University HSC - College Station
IDENTIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF ETHANOL RESPONSIVE ELEMENT IN THE RAT OSTEOPONTIN PROMOTER  


2004
Tara Alexander, LCSW, Center for Social Work Research, The University of Texas - Austin
ESTABLISHMENT OF A SUBSTANCE DISORDER SCREENING TOOL IN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE


2004
Andrew M. Smith, Graduate Research Assistant, College of Medicine, Texas A&M University HSC - College Station
PRENATAL ALCOHOL EXPOSURE: EFFECTS ON ADULT BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER PERMEABILITY


2003
Udayan M. Apte, Graduate Student, Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Pathobiology - College Station
REGULATION OF OSTOPONTIN (OPN) GENE BY ETHANOL (EtOH): POTENTIAL MECHANISM BEHIND OPN-MEDIATED HEPATIC NEUTROPHILIC INFILTRATION IN ALCOHOLIC STEATOHEPATITIS


2003
William M. Doyon, Graduate Student, The University of Texas – Austin, Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology
ACCUMBAL DOPAMINE ACTIVITY DURING OPERANT SELF-ADMINISTRATION OF 10% SUCROSE
PLUS 10% ETHANOL IN LONG EVANS RATS WITH LIMITED TRAINING


2002
Lora Talley Watts, Graduate Student, Department of Medicine, University of Texas HSC - San Antonio
ASTROCYTE PROTECTION OF NEURONS FROM ENHANCED PROGRAMMED CELL DEATH (APOPTOSIS) DUE TO ETHANOL


2001
C. Michael Larsen, Dental Student, Department of Endodontics, University of Texas HSC Dental School - San Antonio
NEURONAL NICOTINIC RECEPTOR EXPRESSION IN NOCICEPTORS


2001
Dawn M. Marsh, Graduate Student, Mental Sciences Institute, University of Texas HSC - Houston
INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IN ALCOHOL-INDUCED AGGRESSION AND THE RELATIONSHIP TO SEROTONIN FUNCTION IN WOMEN


2000
Yumiko Honse, Graduate Student, Division of Pharmacology/Toxicology, College of Pharmacy, The University of Texas - Austin
THE EFFECT OF PRENATAL ETHANOL EXPOSURE ON n-METHYL-D-ASPARTATE RECEPTORS


1999
Danielle Graham, Graduate Student, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Baylor University - Waco
THE EFFECTS OF ADOLESCENT ETHANOL EXPOSURE ON THE AVERSIVE PROPERTIES OF ETHANOL IN ADULTHOOD


1998
Donita Crippens, Graduate Student, Division of Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, The University of Texas - Austin
EFFECTS OF GENDER AND ESTROUS CYCLE ON ETHANOL PHARMACOKINETICS IN THE RAT


1997
James Bjork, Graduate Student, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The University of Texas HSC - Houston
THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ON THE AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR OF AN UNDERSTUDIED POPULATION: WOMEN


1996
Zulfiqar Cheema, Graduate Student, Texas A&M University HSC - College Station
PRENATAL ETHANOL EXPOSURE INDUCES APOPTOSIS BY UPREGULATING THE CYTOXIC FAS RECEPTOR


1993
John Nassar, Third Year Medical Student, Depts. of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, The University of Texas HSC - San Antonio
ALCOHOL AND GONADOTROPIN RELEASING HORMONE

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