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Selected Empirical Papers

 

Full list of publications and Research Gate profile

Calu Lab: 

Bacharach SZ, Calu DJ (2019) Stability of individual differences in sucralose taste preference. PLOS ONE 14(5): e0216431. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0216431

Bacharach, SZ*, Nasser, HM*, Zlebnik, NE, Dantrassy, HM, Cheer, JF, Calu, DJ. (2018) Cannabinoid receptor-1 signaling contributions to sign-tracking and conditioned reinforcement in rats. Psychopharmacology doi: 10.1007/s00213-018-4993-6 *equal contribution.

 

Nasser, HM, Lafferty, DL, Lesser, EN, Bacharach, SZ, Calu, DJ. (2017). Disconnection of basolateral amygdala and insular cortex disrupts conditioned approach in Pavlovian lever autoshaping. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. 2017 Nov 21;147:35-45. 

Nasser, HM*, Chen, YW*, Fiscella, KA, Calu, DJ. (2015) Individual variability in behavioral flexibility predicts sign-tracking tendency.Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. Nov 3; published online. *Authors contributed equally to this work.

 

Chen, YW, Fiscella, KA, Bacharach, SZ, Tanda, G, Shaham, Y, Calu, DJ. (2014) Effect of yohimbine on reinstatement of operant responding in rats is dependent on cue contingency but not food reward history. Addiction Biology. Epub ahead of print Jul 27, 2014.

 

Chen, YW, Fiscella, KA, Calu, DJ. (2014) Effect of cafeteria diet history on cue-, pellet-priming-, and stress-induced reinstatement of food seeking in female rats. PLoS One. Jul 15; 9(7):e102213.
 

Previous work:

Calu DJ, Kawa AB, Marchant NJ, Navarre BM, Henderson MJ, Chen B, Yau H-J, Bossert JM, Schoenbaum G, Deisseroth K, Harvey BK, Hope BT, Shaham Y. (2013) Optogenetic inhibition of dorsal medial prefrontal cortex attenuates stress-induced reinstatement of palatable food seeking in female rats. Journal of Neuroscience. 33(1):214-26.

 

Calu, DJ, Roesch, MA, Haney, RZ, Holland, P.C., Schoenbaum, G. (2010). Neural correlates of variations in event processing during learning in central nucleus of amygdala. Neuron. 68(5);991-1001.

 

Roesch MA, Calu DJ, Esber GR, Schoenbaum G. (2010) Neural correlates of variations in event processing during learning in basolateral amygdala. Journal of Neuroscience. 30(7):2464-71.

 

Calu, DJ*, Roesch MA*, and Schoenbaum G. (2007) Dopamine neurons encode the better option in rats deciding between differently delayed or sized rewards. Nature Neuroscience. 10(12):1615-24. *Authors contributed equally to this work. 

Calu DJ, Stalnaker TA, Franz TM., Singh T, Shaham Y, and Schoenbaum G.  (2007)  Withdrawal from cocaine self-administration produces long-lasting deficits in orbitofrontal-dependent reversal learning in rats.  Learning and Memory. 14:325-328.

Calu  DJ, Roesch MA, Stalnaker TA, and Schoenbaum G.  (2007)  Associative encoding in posterior piriform cortex during odor discrimination and reversal learning.  Cerebral Cortex.  17:1342-1349.

 

*Authors contributed equally to the work.

 
Review Papers

Nasser HM, Calu DJ, Schoenbaum G and Sharpe MJ. (2017) The dopamine prediction error: contributions to associative models of reward learning. Front. Psychol. 8:244.

Kourrich, S, Calu, DJ, Bonci, A. (2015) Intrinsic plasticity: an emerging player in addiction. Nature Reviews Neuroscience. 16(3):173-8.

Calu, DJ, Chen, YW, Kawa, AB, Shaham, Y. (2014) The use of the reinstatement model to study relapse to palatable food seeking during dieting. Neuropharmacology NIDA 40th Anniversary Special Issue. 76 (B):395–406. 

Bossert JM, Marchant NJ, Calu DJ, Shaham Y. (2013) The reinstatement model of drug relapse: recent neurobiological findings, emerging research topics, and translational research. Psychopharmacology. 229(3):453-76. 

Badiani A, Belin D, Epstein DH, Calu DJ, Shaham Y. (2011) Opiate versus psychostimulant addiction: the differences do matter. Nature Reviews Neuroscience. 12(11):685-700.

 

Roesch MR, Calu DJ, Esber GR, Schoenbaum G. (2010) All that glitters ... dissociating attention and outcome expectancy from prediction errors signals. Journal of Neurophysiology. 104(2):587-95.

Roesch MA, Calu DJ, Burke K.A., and Schoenbaum G.  (2007)  Should I stay or should I go?  Transformation of time-discounted rewards in orbitofrontal cortex and associated brain circuits.  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1104:21-34.

 

Stalnaker TA, Roesch MA, Burke K.A., Calu DJ, and Schoenbaum G.  (2007) Neural correlates of inflexible behavior in the orbitofrontal-amygdalar circuit after cocaine exposure.  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1121:598-609.

Commentaries

Calu, D, Nasser, H, Shaham, Y. (2015) Unexpected results on the role of nucleus accumbens dopamine in stress-induced relapse. Biological Psychiatry. 77(10):848-9.

Caprioli D, Calu D, Shaham Y. (2014) Loss of phasic dopamine: a new addiction marker? Nature Neuroscience. 17(5):644-6.

Pickens CL, Calu DJ, (2011) Alcohol reward, dopamine depletion, and GDNF. Journal of Neuroscience. 31(42):14833-4.

Calu DJ, Schoenbaum G. (2008). Cocaine-paired cues activate aversive representations in accumbens neurons. Preview. Neuron. 57(5):633.