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Nicholas Warren Gilpin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Physiology

1901 Perdido Street
Box P7-3, Room 7258
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 568-6171

Fax: (504) 568-6158

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B.A.    Psychology    05/2000    UT-Austin

M.S.    Psychology    08/2003    Purdue Univ.

Ph.D.   Psychology    05/2006    Purdue Univ.

Research Interests

My lab utilizes animal models to identify the underlying neurobiological mechanisms of alcohol dependence and stress disorders. We work to understand the neurophar-macology of drug reinforcement in the drug-dependent organism, and we are also interested in examining the neurobiological mechanisms of co-dependence on more than one drug. To answer these questions, we use techniques that include operant drug self-administration, acoustic startle reflex, tests of pain and mechanosensitivity, tests of anxiety-like behavior and locomotor activity, alcohol and nicotine vapor inhalation for induction of physical dependence, behavioral pharmacology, immunohistochemistry, and Western blots.

Teaching Activities

Physiological Psychology/Behavioral Neuroscience, Animal

Learning, Motivation, Psychopharmacology, Statistics

Selected Publications

See CV

Additional Info

Curriculum Vitae  

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