Program: IBMS Physiology and Pharmacology Discipline Lab Association: Gregory Collins, Ph.D. Hobbies and Interests: Hiking, fishing, running
BS in Biology from Canisius College
MS in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University at Buffalo
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
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
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