Stop by at SFN 2019 Conference!

Make sure to stop by at SfN 2019 Conference to check out these two posters on Oct. 22, 8:00AM - 12:00PM:

Fos expressing neuronal ensembles in ventromedial prefrontal cortex mediate acquisition of food seeking
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A. GENOVESE, R. QUINTANA-FELICIANO, G. LOYOLA, B. L. WARREN
Dept. of Pharmacodynamics, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Fos-expressing neuronal ensembles projecting from ventromedial prefrontal cortex to nucleus accumbens are activated during acquisition of food seeking
*G. LOYOLA1, R. QUINTANA-FELICIANO1, A. GENOVESE1, L. F. KANE2, B. T. HOPE2, B. L. WARREN1;
1Dept. of Pharmacodynamics, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL; 2Behavioral Neuroscience Research Branch, Natl. Inst. On Drug Abuse, NIH, Baltimore, MD

10/10: All pharmacodynamics tenure-track faculty are federally funded!

The Department of Pharmacodynamics in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy scores a 10/10 for all their tenure-track faculty being federally funded! We are glad to be part of this exceptional group of scientists. See more details here:
https://pharmacy.ufl.edu/2019/04/01/10-10-all-pharmacodynamics-tenure-track-faculty-are-federally-funded/

Stop by at SfN 2018!

Make sure to stop by at SfN to check out these three posters on Nov. 4, 1:00PM - 5:00PM:

237.01 - Fluorescence activated synaptoneurosome sorting (FASS) to study rat dorsal striatum glutamatergic inputs from prelimbic and motor cortices following acute methamphetamine injections
E. M. HILAIRE1, F. RUBIO1, R. CIMBRO2, R. QUINTANA FELICIANO1, B. L. WARREN1, K. LI3, A. B. SMIT3, B. T. HOPE1
1Behavioral Neurosci. Br., Natl. Inst. On Drug Abuse, Baltimore, MD; 2Div. of Rheumatology, Sch. of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD; 3Dept. of Mol. and Cell. Neurobio., Vrije Univ. Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

237.03 - Projections from Fos-expressing neuronal ensembles in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex to nucleus accumbens shell are required for extinction of cocaine seeking
B. L. WARREN1, L. F. KANE1, M. VENNIRO1, V. SELVAM1, R. QUINTANA FELICIANO1, R. MADANGOPAL1, L. R. WHITAKER1, F. RUBIO1, J. M. BOSSERT1, D. CAPRIOLI2, Y. SHAHAM1; B.T. HOPE1
1Natl. Inst. on Drug Abuse Intramural Res. Program, Baltimore, MD; 2Behavioral Neurosci., Univ. of Rome 'Sapienza', Roma, Italy

237.05 - Functionally distinct neuronal ensembles within the ventromedial prefrontal cortex mediate food and cocaine seeking
L. F. KANE, B. L. WARREN, R. QUINTANA-FELICIANO, M. VENNIRO, R. MADANGOPAL, J. F. RUBIO, Y. SHAHAM, B. T. HOPE
Behavioral Neurosci., Natl. Inst. On Drug Abuse, NIH, Baltimore, MD

Welcome Richard Quintana-Feliciano!

I am delighted to welcome Richard Quintana-Feliciano to the Warren Lab as a Research Associate.  Richard worked with Dr. Vivian Colón-López at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus (MSC) conducting public health research on cancer and Human Papilloma Virus. He also worked with Dr. Tyra C. Bryant-Stephens at the University of Pennsylvania studying asthma. Furthermore, he worked with Dr. Karen G. Martínez-González at the University of Puerto Rico, MSC for two years conducting clinical and translational research on anxiety disorders. He then worked for two years as a post-baccalaureate fellow at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).  At NIDA, he worked in the lab of Dr. Bruce Hope under the mentorship of Dr. F. Javier Rubio conducting basic research studying neuronal ensembles activated after cue-induced reinstatement of cocaine and heroin seeking. His goals include pursuing a PhD and a career in Academia.

Coming Soon to UF!

The Warren Lab is thrilled to be opening September 2018 in the Pharmacodynamics Department in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Florida.  We will be aggressively recruiting trainees at all levels this fall.  Please contact us if you're interested in joining the lab!