Dr. Warren received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from Florida State University. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute on Drug Abuse in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Warren’s lab integrates behavioral, biochemical, and microscopic approaches to probe the role of neuronal ensembles (patterns of neurons activated during behavior) in animal models of drug addiction.
Christina received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Florida where she worked with Dr. Marek Schwendt and studied neurobiological substrates of post cocaine cognitive dysfunction and persistent drug seeking. She is currently studying neuronal ensembles associated with oxycodone reward and extinction memories.
Bo completed his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at California State University Long Beach. He worked with Dr. Zavala studying behavioral sensitization in rats. Bo’s interests include substance abuse and neuropharmacology.
From left to right: Guillermo Loyola, Iliana Treto, Kylie Handa, Richard Quintana-Feliciano (alumni), Dr. Brandon L. Warren, Namratha Tarigopula, Bo Sortman, Samantha Rakela (summer student), Shelby McGriff, Alexandra Magaldino and Andrea Reus.
Not shown: Christina Gobin, Ariana Genovese, Taylor Ferlita, Cheyenne Bartolomei, Alexander Berry and Jinal Shukla
Richard obtained his B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Puerto Rico, where he worked for two years with Dr. Karen G. Martínez-González conducting clinical and translational research on anxiety disorders. He then worked for two years with Dr. Bruce T. Hope as a post-baccalaureate fellow at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), NIH studying neuronal ensembles associated with cue-induced reinstatement of cocaine and heroin seeking. In the Warren Lab he studied neuronal ensembles associated with acquisition of food and cocaine seeking. As of 2019, Richard is starting his PhD in Biomedical Sciences at Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai. His goals include pursuing a career in Academia.
Louisa graduated with a degree in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience from the University of Michigan, where she worked in the lab of Dr. Martin Sarter studying individual differences in the propensity to attribute incentive salience onto Pavlovian drug cues. She then worked for two years with Dr. Bruce T. Hope as a post-baccalaureate fellow at NIDA, NIH. In the Warren Lab she studied neuronal ensembles associated with food and cocaine-associated cues. As of 2019, Louisa is starting a dual-mentored PhD in Clinical Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at Chapel Hill.