Vanessa Minervini
Selected Publications

Vanessa Minervini

Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., Psychology
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

Lab: 210-567-4172
Lab Association: Charles France, Ph.D.


Research Interests

• drug abuse                                     • opioids
• cannabinoids • tolerance
• impulsive choice

Research Summary

Currently available pharmacotherapies for treating pain are not effective in some patients and have a number of unwanted and deleterious effects that preclude their use in other patients. My projects in Dr. France’s laboratory are exploring the therapeutic potential of various opioid-cannabinoid drug combinations. A primary goal of this research is to characterize the effects of the drug combinations on performance in complex memory and decision-making tasks before, during, and upon discontinuation of chronic treatment.


• Accomplishments, Awards and Honors •

NRSA Postdoctoral Training Fellow (T32) - UTHSCSA - 2015

• Grants, Funding and Research Support •

NIH/NIDA National Research Service Fellowship Award (F32) - F32DA043348 - March 2017