The article entitled, “The role of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in alcohol-related behaviors,” was accepted for publication in the journal Brain Research Bulletin. Authors include Carley Miller and Helen Kamens.
Congratulations to undergraduates Anna Wickenheisser and Aidan Peat who were awarded summer research funding from the Penn State Student Engagement Network. Congratulations Anna and Aidan!
Dr. Helen Kamens will be promoted to Associate Professor with tenure beginning July 1, 2020.
Dr. Kamens was the recipient of a National Cancer Institute R21 Grant. The project entitled, “The moderating role of smoking exposure in the relationship between the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor gene cluster and nicotine dependence.” With this funding, will use human genetics to examine the role of acetylcholine receptors in nicotine dependence. This work will be completed with Drs. Lisa Dierker and Jenn Rose at Wesleyan University.
Dr. Helen Kamens presented the talk, “Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors influence nicotine and alcohol behaviors” at Auburn University’s Center for Neuroscience seminar series on September 20th.
The article entitled, “Reduction of ethanol sensitization by α3β4 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in DBA/2J mice,” was accepted for publication in the journal Experimental & Clinical Psychopharmacology. Authors include Helen Kamens and Carley Miller.