Michelle is interested in exploring processes that play a role in drug addiction, such as factors mediating drug-taking or drug-seeking behaviors. In the Collins lab, she uses in vivo assays, including self-administration and locomotor activity, to evaluate the abuse-potential of “bath salts” (cathinones). She is particularly interested in evaluating differences in abuse liability of cathinones alone versus drug combinations including one or more cathinones and caffeine.
San Diego, California
Gregory Collins, Ph.D.
Hobbies and Interests
Reading, baking, and playing softball.
Tufts University – Medford, Massachusetts
Awards & Accomplishments
UTHSA Neuroscience T32 Training Grant Recipient – August 2017
UTHSCSA IBMS Dean’s Excellence Award – Fall 2016
Behavior, Biology, and Chemistry: Translational Research in Addiction 2016 Conference Travel Award – San Antonio, Texas – March, 2016
Behavior, Biology, and Chemistry: Translational Research in Addiction Conference – San Antonio, TX – March 2016
Doyle MR, Bergman J, Desai RI. : Pharmacological Characterization of the Discriminative-Stimulus Effects of the Nicotinic Agonist (+)-Epibatidine in Squirrel Monkeys (Poster)
Harvard Psychiatry Research Day – Boston, MA – April 2015
Doyle MR, Bergman J, Desai RI. : Drug Discrimination in (+)-Epibatidine-Trained Monkeys: Agonists and Antagonists Effects of Nicotinic Drugs (Poster)
American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology – Boston, MA – March 2015
Desai RI, Doyle MR, Bergman J. : Drug Discrimination in (+)-Epibatidine-Trained Monkeys: Agonists and Antagonists Effects of Nicotinic Drugs (Poster)
Behavior, Biology, and Chemistry: Translational Research in Addiction Conference – San Antonio, TX – March 2015
Desai RI, Sullivan KA, Doyle MR, Bergman J. : Behavioral Effects of Tobacco Smoke Constituents in Nonhuman Primates (Poster)
45th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience – Washington, D.C. – Fall 2014
Han X, Albrechet-Souza L, Doyle MR, Zhang EY, Debold, JF, Miczek KA. : Episodic social defeat stress escalates dopamine release and cocaine self-administration in mice (Poster)
Desai RI, Doyle MR, Withey SL, Bergman J. (2016) Some nicotinic behavioral effects of tobacco smoke constituents in nonhuman primates Psychopharmacology May;233(10):1779-89. doi: 10.1007/s00213-016-4238-5
Han X, Albrechet-Souza L, Doyle MR, Shimamoto A, Debold, JF, Miczek KA (2015) Social stress and escalated drug self-administration in mice I: Cocaine and dopamine in nucleus accumbens Psychopharmacology Mar;232(6):1003-10. Doi: 10.1007/s00213-014-3734-8