PHARMACOLOGY POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS
Sarah Bulin
 
Selected Publications
  • Bulin, SE., Masiulis, I., Rivera, PD. and Eisch, AJ. (2013) Addiction, Hippocampal Neurogenesis, and Neuroplasticity in the Adult Brain. In: Biological Research on Addiction: Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders. (2013) Elsevier Inc., San Diego: Academic Press, pp. 291–303
  • Bulin, SE., Sankararaman, A. and Eisch, AJ. (2011) Ed: Olive, MF. Opiates and Neurogenesis: A Decade of Progress. In: Drug Addiction and Adult Neurogenesis. Kerala, India: Research Signpost, pp. 69–94.
  • Noonan, MA., Bulin, SE., Fuller, DC. and Eisch, AJ. (2010) Reduction of adult hippocampal neurogenesis confers vulnerability to cocaine addiction. J Neurosci. Jan 6;30(1):304-315 PMID 20053911; PMCID PMC2844797
  • Carr, JA., Lustgarten, J., Ahmed, N., Bergfeld, N., Bulin, SE., Shoukfeh, O. and Tripathy, S. (2010) The organization of CRF neuronal pathways in toads: Evidence that retinal afferents do not contribute significantly to tectal CRF content. Brain, Behav Evol. 76(1):71-86 PMID 20926857.
  • Selected Abstracts
    Bulin, SE., Richardson, DR., Song, KH., Solberg, TD. and Eisch, AJ. Reduction of adult hippocampal neurogenesis via cranial irradiation enhances morphine self-administration and morphine-induced locomotor sensitization - Society for Neuroscience Conference - Washington, D.C. (2014)
    Bulin, SE., Richardson, DR., Song, KH., Solberg, TD. and Eisch, AJ. Reduction of adult hippocampal neurogenesis via cranial irradiation enhances morphine self-administration and morphine-induced locomotor sensitization - College on Problems of Drug Dependence Annual Meeting - Oral Presentation - San Juan, PR. (2014)

Sarah Bulin

Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., Neuroscience
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Lab: 210-567-0569
Email: bulin@uthscsa.edu
Lab Association: David Morilak, Ph.D.

 
 

Research Interests

• cognitive flexibility                               • prefrontal cortex
• glutamate • stress
 

Research Summary

My research is exploring the role of glutamatergic signaling in cognitive flexibility with and without chronic stress. Previous work in the Morilak lab has indicated that cognitive flexibility, mediated in the prefrontal cortex (PFC), is decreased by repeated norepinephrine (NE) modulation during stress. Using behavioral pharmacology and molecular techniques, I will be testing the hypothesis that repeated NE activation during CUS compromises cognitive flexibility by compromising glutamate signaling in the PFC.


 
 

• Accomplishments, Awards and Honors •

2013 - Neuroscience Section Poster Winner - Metroplex Day Symposium


2012 - Travel Award - 2012 NIDA/INSERM Collaboration Workshop


2010 - Received an Unconditional Pass on the qualifying exam in the Graduate Program in Neuroscience - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - Oral exam and written proposal were entitled: The Role of Agouti-Related Peptide (AgRP) in Stress



• Appointments, Boards, Committees and Memberships •

2010-Present - Society for Neuroscience Member



• Lectures and Presentations •

2014 - Oral Presenter - College on Problems of Drug Dependence


2013 - Oral Presenter - Metroplex Day Symposium