Robert Seaman

Department

Pharmacology

Robert Seaman

Graduate Student

Personal Statement:

Program: IBMS Physiology and Pharmacology Discipline Lab Association: Gregory Collins, Ph.D. Hobbies and Interests: Hiking, fishing, running


Education

BS in Biology from Canisius College
MS in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University at Buffalo

Research

Preclinical pharmacologist investigating the abuse-related, toxic, and adverse effects of commonly abused drugs and drug mixtures by integrating receptor theory, quantitative behavioral analyses, and pharmacokinetics.

Awards & Accomplishments

2021     Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Travel Award; UT Health San Antonio 2021     Selected to present at the NIDA-NIAAA Addiction Mini-Convention 2021-2022        ASPET Mentoring Network; ASPET. 2021     William Woolverton Memorial Travel Award; ISGIDAR. Virtual. 2021     Poster Award; UT Health San Antonio Center for Biomedical Neuroscience Symposium. Virtual. 2021     Young Scientist Travel Award; ASPET. Virtual. 2020     Poster Award; UT Health San Antonio Department of Pharmacology Graduate Student Symposium 2020     Top Pre-doctoral Oral Presentation. Behavior, Biology, and Chemistry; San Antonio, TX 2019     Poster award; ASPET Division of Behavioral Pharmacology Symposium; Orlando, FL

Affiliations

2020-present    College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD), Member in Training 2019-present    International Study Group Investigating Drugs as Reinforcers (ISGIDAR), Member 2015-present    American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET), Member

Publications

Full list of NIH publications Effects of imidazoline I2 receptor agonists on reserpine-induced hyperalgesia and depressive-like behavior in rats Justin N. Siemian, Li Shang, Robert W. Seaman Jr., Qing Zhu, Yanan Zhang, Jun-Xu Li Behavioural Pharmacology. (in press). doi:10.1097/FBP.0000000000000454 Role of Trace Amine-associated Receptor 1 in Nicotine’s Behavioral and Neurochemical Effects Jian-Feng Liu, Robert Seaman Jr., Justin N. Siemian, Rohan Bhimani, Bernard   Johnson, Yanan Zhang, Qing Zhu, Marius C. Hoener, Jinwoo Park, David M. Dietz, Jun-Xu Li Neuropsychopharmacology. doi:10.1038/s41386-018-0017-9 Role of TAAR1 within the Subregions of the Mesocorticolimbic Dopaminergic System in Cocaine-seeking Behavior Jian-Feng Liu, Justin N. Siemian, Robert Seaman Jr., Yanan Zhang, Jun-Xu Li J Neurosci. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2006-16.2016 Posters- Behavior, Biology, and Chemistry: Translational Research in Addiction Conference, San Antonio, TX, March 2018 Seaman Jr., Robert W., Doyle, Michelle R, Sulima, Agnieszka, Rice, Kenner C, Collins, Gregory T. Characterization of the discriminative stimulus effects of MDPV, and structurally related synthetic cathinones in rats Behavior, Biology, and Chemistry: Translational Research in Addiction Conference, San Antonio, TX, March 2018 Campos, Victoria, Seaman Jr., Robert W., and Collins, Gregory T. Effects of the single prolonged stress PTSD model on remifentanil self-administration. ACNP 56th Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, California, December 2017 Liu, Jianfeng, Seaman Jr., Robert W., Johnson, Bernard, Zhang, Yanan, Li, Jun-Xu Effects of trace amine-associated receptor 1 agonists on morphine-related behaviors New York Pharmacology Society Meeting, Buffalo, NY, May 2017 Seaman Jr., Robert W., Liu, Jianfeng, Li, Jun-Xu Trace amine-associated receptor 1 agonist RO5263397 blocked the extinction of LiCl-induced conditioned taste aversion University at Buffalo Pharmacology and Toxicology Research Symposium, Buffalo, NY, October 2016 Seaman Jr., Robert W., Liu, Jianfeng, Li, Jun-Xu Trace amine-associated receptor 1 agonist attenuates cue- and drug-induced reinstatement of nicotine-seeking behavior