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  • Utsav et al publish study entitled, Role of BNST CRFR1 receptors in incubation of fentanyl seeking
  • Dan et al, deposit study on BioRx, entitled, Basolateral amygdala to nucleus accumbens projections differentially mediate flexibility of sign- and goal-tracking rats, currently under peer review
  • Lab reopened in mid-June with low density social distancing for independent lab work
  • Sam  receives his F31 NRSA, entitled, "The role of Cannabinoid Receptor-1 in modulating addiction vulnerability"
  • Calu Lab research operation closes temporarily due to Covid-19, but we keep in touch daily, and have weekly lab meetings to update one another on new opportunities and challenges of working from home 
  • Donna is awarded PECASE (see Maryland: Gogerdchi) 
  • Donna presents at Amygdala GRC
  • Donna presents at EBPS- European Behavioral Psychopharmacology Society Meeting
 
 
  • Sam and Helen's paper on the role of CB1 signaling in sign-tracking and conditioned reinforcement published in Psychopharmacology! Collaborating with Joe Cheer's lab: https://t.co/XyRkoFHx7t
  • The main lab moves down the hall to spread our wings a bit
  • The team welcomes Sara Keefer to the lab. 
  • Our paper is accepted at Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
  • Goodbye to Helen Nasser, now Senior Lecturer for Institute for Social Neuroscience in Heidelberg, Australia
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • The team welcomes Sam Bacharach to the lab. 
  • Calu Lab celebrates website launch by walking the plank! 
  • Helen Nasser selected for the inaugural Baltimore Brain Series lectures
 
  • Helen Nasser was voted most cheerful postdoc by Program in Neursocience at the annual PIN retreat!    
  • Calu Lab team effort culminates in submission of an R01 application. We celebrate with some delicious MD blue crabs!
 
  • CaluLab is successfully implementing projection-specific in vivo recording in freely moving rats.                

Conference Schedule

Recent: 

WCBR 2020, Big Sky, MT

David lead a panel at Winter Conference on Brain Research on advancements in psychedelic research

Gordon Conference Amygdala in Health and Disease, Easton MA,  2019

Donna, Sara, Dan and Utsav will headed north to present their latest on Amygdala's involvement in individual differences in incentive and flexible behaviors, as well as its role in opiate incubation 

 

Gordon Conference on Cannabinoid Function in the CNS, Catelldefels Spain, 2019

Sam went trans-continental to present his latest work on VTA endocannabinoid signaling in mediating incentive and flexible behaviors in sign and goal-tracking rats

European Behavioral Pscyhopharmacology Society, Braga-Porto, Portugal

Donna presented Sam's latest on work on VTA endocannabinoid signaling in mediating incentive and flexible behaviors in sign and goal-tracking rats in a panel on Endocannabinoids organized by Stephen Mahler 

Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, 2019

Sara and Dan headed northwest a bit to present their latest on Amygdala's involvement in individual differences in incentive and flexible behaviors

WCBR 2019, Aspen CO

Sam presented in a panel and David presented their latest research, slopeside

IBNS 2018

Donna chaired a panel on Associative mechanisms of adaptive and maladaptive behaviors featuring the work of Mihaela Iordanova, Jacqueline Barker, Hector Bravo and Calu Lab

WCBR 2018

Donna presented BLA-IC disconnection study in a panel on individual differences

SfN 2017

Sam Bacharach and Helen Nasser presented posters of their latest work

Pavlovian 2017

Donna and Sam Bacharach presented posters of their latest work in Calu Lab

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