PHARMACOLOGY POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS
Katherine Serafine
 
Selected Publications
  • Serafine, KM., Bentley TA., Grenier, AE. and France, CP. (2014) Eating high fat chow and the behavioral effects of direct- and indirect-acting dopamine receptor agonists in female rats Behav Pharmacol 25:287-295. PMID: 24949571
  • Serafine, KM. and France, CP. (2014) Restricted access to standard or high fat chow alters sensitivity of rats to the 5-HT2A/2C receptor agonist 1-(2,5-dimethoxy-4-methylphenyl)-2-aminopropane (DOM Behav Pharmacol 25:44-52. PMID: 24346289
  • Briscione, MA., Serafine, KM., Merluzzi, AM., Rice, KC. and Riley AL. (2013) The effects of 5-HT3 antagonism on cocaine-induced conditioned taste aversions Pharmacol Biochem Behav 105: 112–117. PMID: 23415734
  • Serafine, KM. and Riley, AL. (2013) Cocaine-induced conditioned taste aversions: Role of monoamine reuptake inhibition In Hall, FS. ed. Serotonin: Biosynthesis, Regulation and Health Implications, Hauppauge, NY: NOVA Science Publishers, Inc. At Press, ISBN: 978-1-62417-636-4
  • Serafine, KM., Briscione, MA., Rice, KC., Riley, AL. (2012) Dopamine mediates cocaine-induced conditioned taste aversions as demonstrated with cross-drug preexposure to GBR 12909 Pharmacol Biochem Behav 102: 269-274
  • Selected Abstracts
    Serafine, KM., Bentley, TA., Kilborn, DJ., Newman, AH. and France, CP. Drinking sucrose enhances sensitivity of rats to quinpirole-elicited yawning Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC. - 2014, Nov
    *Kilborn, DJ., Serafine, KM., Bentley, TA., Newman, AH. and France, CP. Drinking sucrose enhances sensitivity of rats to the behavioral effects of the dopamine D2/D3 receptor agonist quinpirole BBC: Translational Research in Addiction, San Antonio, TX. - 2014, March
    Serafine, KM. and France, CP. The effects of eating a high fat diet on sensitivity of adolescent female rats to the rewarding effects of cocaine BBC: Translational Research in Addiction, San Antonio, TX. - 2014, March
    Serafine, KM., Bentley, TA. and France, CP. Access to high fat chow, but not sucrose or saccharin, enhances development of locomotor sensitization to cocaine in adolescent female rats American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) at Experimental Biology, San Diego, CA. - 2014, Feb
    Serafine, KM. and France, CP. Feeding conditions and drugs of abuse Texas Research Society on Alcoholism, San Antonio, TX. - 2014, Feb

Katherine Serafine

Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., Behavior, Cognition & Neuroscience
American University
Washington, D.C.

Lab: 210-567-4172
Email: serafine@uthscsa.edu
Lab Association: Charles France, Ph.D.

 
 

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• Accomplishments, Awards and Honors •

American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) Experimental Biology (EB) Meeting - 1st place - Postdoctoral Best Abstract Award, Behavioral Pharmacology Division - 2015


Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Postdoctoral Fellow Travel Award - 2014


American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, (ASPET) Washington Fellow - 2014


Barbara A. Bowman Postdoctoral Research Scholarship Award - 2014


Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award - Postdoctoral Training Fellowship in Drug Abuse Research: Behavior and Neurobiology - 2013


CPDD Early Career Investigator Travel Award - 2013


FASEB/Minority Access to Research Careers Travel Award - 2013


Pharmacology Graduate Student Symposium Outstanding Postdoctoral Poster Award - UTHSCSA - 2012


Nominee for American University Outstanding Scholarship at the Graduate Level Award - 2012


FASEB/Minority Access to Research Careers Travel Award - 2012


BBC: Translational Research in Addiction Travel Award - UTHSCSA - 2012


Recipient of SSPD Francis C. Colpaert Student Research Award - 2011


Research & Training Program for Underrepresented Populations Summer Research Fellowship at NIDA - 2011


BBC: Translational Research in Addiction Travel Award - UTHSCSA - 2011


CPDD Primm-Singleton Minority Travel Award - 2010


FASEB/Minority Access to Research Careers Travel Award - 2010


Honorable Mention, American University CAS research Conference Poster - 2009



• Appointments, Boards, Committees and Memberships •

American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) Washington Fellow - 2015


Society for Stimulus Properties of Drugs (Associate Member)


Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology


American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (Member)


American Psychological Association, Div 28: Psychopharmacology & Substance Abuse (Member)


American Psychological Association, Div 28 Minority and Foreign-born Researcher Focus Group (Member)



• Lectures and Presentations •

Riley, A.L., Briscione M.A., and Serafine, K.M. (2012) The role of drug history (US preexposure effect) in assessing the stimulus properties of drugs: Monoaminergic mediation of cocaine-induced taste aversions. Oral presentation delivered at the annual meeting of The Society for Stimulus Properties of Drugs, New Orleans, LA.


Serafine, K.M. (2011) Monoaminergic mediation of cocaine-induced conditioned taste aversions. Presented at the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX.


Serafine, K.M. (2011) The assessment of the neurochemical mediation of cocaine-induced conditioned taste aversions. Oral communication presented at the annual meeting of Behavior, Biology and Chemistry: Translational Research in Addiction (BBC), San Antonio, TX.


Serafine, K.M. (2011) The assessment of the neurochemical mediation of cocaine-induced conditioned taste aversions. Presented at the Molecular Neurobiology Branch of the National Institute of Health Intramural Research Program of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Baltimore, MD.