Department of Psychology

Laboratory of Alcoholism and Addictions Neuroscience

 

Awards, Accomplishments and Funding

 

Rachel Abella: Undergraduate Researcher and Research Technician

- WSU Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship ($3000 to student).

- Phi Beta Kappa

 

Anthony Berger: Graduate Student

- WSU Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Program Summer Research Fellowship ($10000).

Berger AL, Williams AM, McGinnis MM, Walker BM (2013) Affective Cue-Induced Escalation of Alcohol Self-Administration and Increased 22-kHz Ultrasonic Vocalizations during Alcohol Withdrawal: Role of Kappa-Opioid Receptors. Neuropsychopharmacology 38: 647-654

 

Jessica L. Bilimoria: Undergraduate Researcher, Research Technician and Graduate Student

 

Kissler JL*, Sirohi S*, Reis DJ, Jansen HT, Quock RM, Smith DG and Walker BM (2013). The ‘One-Two Punch’ of Alcoholism: Role of Central Amygdala Dynorphins / Kappa-Opioid Receptors. Biological Psychiatry, 75, 10, 774-782.

Williams AM*, Reis DJ*, Powell AS*, Neira LJ, Nealey KA, Ziegler CE, Kloss N, Bilimoria JL, Smith CE, Walker BM (2012) The Effect of Intermittent Alcohol Vapor or Pulsatile Heroin on Somatic and Negative Affective Indices during Spontaneous Withdrawal in Wistar Rats. Psychopharmacology, 223, 1, 75-88.

- Phi Beta Kappa.

- WSU Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Program Summer Research Fellowship 2014 ($8,000).

 

Seth M. Davis, M.S.: Graduate Student.

 

- WSU Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Program Academic Year Research Fellowship ($29,582).

Nealey KA, Smith AW, Davis SM, Smith DG and Walker BM (2011). κ-opioid receptors are implicated in the increased potency of intra-accumbens nalmefene in ethanol-dependent rats. Neuropharmacology, 61, 35-42.

 

Molly M. McGinnis: Undergraduate Researcher.

- WSU Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Program Research Fellowship ($1000 for student / $1000 for experiment).

-Crimson Award Winner for best poster presentation at SURCA event!

-WSU Emeritus Award for Exceptional undergraduate Research in the Biosciences

Berger AL, Williams AM, McGinnis MM, Walker BM (2013) Affective Cue-Induced Escalation of Alcohol Self-Administration and Increased 22-kHz Ultrasonic Vocalizations during Alcohol Withdrawal: Role of Kappa-Opioid Receptors. Neuropsychopharmacology 38: 647-654

 

Kathryn A. Nealey, B.S.:Undergraduate Researcher and Research Technician.

- WSU Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award for an outstanding oral presentation ($500 for student). Presentation title: Site-specific antagonism of kappa-opioid receptors attenuates the excessive alcohol self-administration associated with dependence.

Nealey KA, Smith AW, Davis SM, Smith DG and Walker BM (2011). κ-opioid receptors are implicated in the increased potency of intra-accumbens nalmefene in ethanol-dependent rats. Neuropharmacology, 61, 35-42.

Smith AW, Nealey KA, Wright JW and Walker BM (2011). Plasticity associated with escalated operant ethanol self-administration during acute withdrawal in ethanol-dependent rats requires intact matrix metalloproteinase systems. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 96, 199-206.

Williams AM*, Reis DJ*, Powell AS*, Neira LJ, Nealey KA, Ziegler CE, Kloss N, Bilimoria JL, Smith CE, Walker BM (2012) The Effect of Intermittent Alcohol Vapor or Pulsatile Heroin on Somatic and Negative Affective Indices during Spontaneous Withdrawal in Wistar Rats. Psychopharmacology, 223, 1, 75-88.

 

Louis J. Neira: Undergraduate Researcher.

-  WSU University College Undergraduate Research Auvil Fellowship for Undergraduate Research ($1000 for student).
-  WSU Dr. Edward R. Meyer Scholarship ($2000 for student)
-  WSU Howard and Shirley Strobel Scholarship ($1000 for student)
-  WSU Pharmacology and Toxicology Program Summer Under-graduate Research Fellowship ($3000 to student).

Williams AM*, Reis DJ*, Powell AS*, Neira LJ, Nealey KA, Ziegler CE, Kloss N, Bilimoria JL, Smith CE, Walker BM (2012) The Effect of Intermittent Alcohol Vapor or Pulsatile Heroin on Somatic and Negative Affective Indices during Spontaneous Withdrawal in Wistar Rats. Psychopharmacology, 223, 1, 75-88.

 

Alexa S. Powell, B.S.: Undergraduate Researcher.

- WSU Pharmacology and Toxicology Program Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship ($3000 to student).
- WSU Department of Psychology Undergraduate Research Grant ($750 for experiment).

Williams AM*, Reis DJ*, Powell AS*, Neira LJ, Nealey KA, Ziegler CE, Kloss N, Bilimoria JL, Smith CE, Walker BM (2012) The Effect of Intermittent Alcohol Vapor or Pulsatile Heroin on Somatic and Negative Affective Indices during Spontaneous Withdrawal in Wistar Rats. Psychopharmacology, 223, 1, 75-88.
* These authors contributed equally.

 

Daniel J. Reis: Undergraduate Researcher.

- WSU Pharmacology and Toxicology Program Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship ($3000 to student).
- WSU University College Undergraduate Research Auvil Fellowship for Undergraduate Research ($1000 for student).
- WSU Department of Psychology Spring Undergraduate Research Grant ($750 for experiment).
- WSU Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Program Research Fellowship ($1000 for student / $1000 for experiment).
- WSU Honors College Summer Undergraduate Research Scholarship ($3000 for student)
- WSU College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Senior Award.

- Phi Beta Kappa .

Williams AM*, Reis DJ*, Powell AS*, Neira LJ, Nealey KA, Ziegler CE, Kloss N, Bilimoria JL, Smith CE, Walker BM (2012) The Effect of Intermittent Alcohol Vapor or Pulsatile Heroin on Somatic and Negative Affective Indices during Spontaneous Withdrawal in Wistar Rats. Psychopharmacology, 223, 1, 75-88.
* These authors contributed equally.

Kissler JL*, Sirohi S*, Reis DJ, Jansen HT, Quock RM, Smith DG and Walker BM (2013). The ‘One-Two Punch’ of Alcoholism: Role of Central Amygdala Dynorphins / Kappa-Opioid Receptors. Biological Psychiatry, 75, 10, 774-782.

 

Georgia Schafer: Undergraduate Researcher.

   

-Peter A. Zornes Memorial Scholarship

 

Alexander W. Smith, B.S.: Undergraduate Researcher.

 

- WSU Department of Psychology Undergraduate Research Grant ($750 for experiment).
  - WSU Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Program Research Fellowship ($1000 for student / $1000 for experiment).
  - WSU James A. Weir Undergraduate Research Fellowship ($1000 for student).
  - WSU Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Program Summer Research Fellowship ($3300 to student / $1700 for experiment).

Smith AW, Nealey KA, Wright JW and Walker BM (2011). Plasticity associated with escalated operant ethanol self-administration during acute withdrawal in ethanol-dependent rats requires intact matrix metalloproteinase systems. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 96, 199-206.

Nealey KA, Smith AW, Davis SM, Smith DG and Walker BM (2011). κ-opioid receptors are implicated in the increased potency of intra-accumbens nalmefene in ethanol-dependent rats. Neuropharmacology, 61, 35-42.

 

Chelsea E. Smith, B.S.: Undergraduate Researcher.

  

- WSU Department of Psychology Undergraduate Research Grant ($750 for experiment).
  - WSU Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Program Summer Research Fellowship ($3300 to student / $1700 for experiment).

Williams AM*, Reis DJ*, Powell AS*, Neira LJ, Nealey KA, Ziegler CE, Kloss N, Bilimoria JL, Smith CE, Walker BM (2012) The Effect of Intermittent Alcohol Vapor or Pulsatile Heroin on Somatic and Negative Affective Indices during Spontaneous Withdrawal in Wistar Rats. Psychopharmacology, 223, 1, 75-88.


 

Angela M. Williams, B.S.: Graduate Student

Williams AM*, Reis DJ*, Powell AS*, Neira LJ, Nealey KA, Ziegler CE, Kloss N, Bilimoria JL, Smith CE, Walker BM (2012) The Effect of Intermittent Alcohol Vapor or Pulsatile Heroin on Somatic and Negative Affective Indices during Spontaneous Withdrawal in Wistar Rats. Psychopharmacology, 223, 1, 75-88.

Berger AL*, Williams AM*, McGinnis MM, Walker BM (2013) Affective Cue-Induced Escalation of Alcohol Self-Administration and Increased 22-kHz Ultrasonic Vocalizations during Alcohol Withdrawal: Role of Kappa-Opioid Receptors. Neuropsychopharmacology 38: 647-654

*contributed equally

 

Cole E. Ziegler: Undergraduate Researcher.

 

- WSU Department of Psychology Undergraduate Research Grant ($750 for experiment).
- WSU Jack Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Howard Scholarship ($2000 for student)
- WSU William C and Charlotte M. Kruegel Scholarship ($500 for student)
- WSU Bret D. and Roger D. James Memorial Scholarship ($350 for student)
- WSU Honors College Summer Undergraduate Research Scholarship ($1500 for student)

Williams AM*, Reis DJ*, Powell AS*, Neira LJ, Nealey KA, Ziegler CE, Kloss N, Bilimoria JL, Smith CE, Walker BM (2012) The Effect of Intermittent Alcohol Vapor or Pulsatile Heroin on Somatic and Negative Affective Indices during Spontaneous Withdrawal in Wistar Rats. Psychopharmacology, 223, 1, 75-88.

 

Last updated: April, 2014

Department of Psychology, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164