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Lab Instructor - Nicholas Gilpin

 

Nicholas Gilpin, PhD
Principal Investigator
ngilpi@lsuhsc.edu


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I completed my undergraduate training in Psychology at University of Texas at Austin, and my Ph.D. in Psychobiology at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. I went on to complete a post-doctoral fellowship in the labs of Drs. George Koob and Marisa Roberto at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA, where we used behavioral pharmacology & electrophysiology techniques to explore neural and behavioral dysregulation associated with alcohol dependence.

My lab focuses on understanding the neurobiology of addiction and stress reactivity. We are currently funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) to explore the role of amygdala peptides and amygdala circuitry in escalation of alcohol use after traumatic stress exposure. I am also the Associate Director of theĀ LSUHSC Alcohol & Drug Abuse Center of Excellence, the goal of which is to stimulate interdisciplinary collaborative efforts for research, teaching, and information dissemination related to alcohol and drug abuse. I am also appointed at the V.A., where my research is supported by a Merit grant. In January 2017, I received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists & Engineers (PECASE) from President Obama.

Outside the lab, I enjoy marathon training, travel, Longhorn sports, and live New Orleans jazz.

 

 

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
 
Lab Instructor - Nicholas GilpinNicholas Gilpin, PhD
ngilpi@lsuhsc.edu

I completed my undergraduate training in Psychology at University of Texas at Austin, and my Ph.D. in Psychobiology at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. I went on to complete a post-doctoral fellowship in the labs of Drs. George Koob and...
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POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS
 
Post-Doctoral Fellow - Elizabeth Avegno, PhD Elizabeth Avegno, Ph.D.
eavegn@lsuhsc.edu

I received my B.S. in Biology from Southeastern Louisiana University and my Ph.D. in Physiology from Louisiana State University Health Science Center. My long-term research interest is...
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Post-Doctoral Fellow - Marcus Weera, PhD Marcus Weera, Ph.D.
mweera@lsuhsc.edu

Marcus received his B.S. in Biochemistry from Michigan State University and his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Purdue University. Marcus's overarching research interest is in...
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GRADUATE STUDENTS
 
Graduate Student - Allyson SchreiberAllyson Schreiber
aschre@lsuhsc.edu

I received my B.S. in Biological Sciences from Louisiana State University, and am currently working towards my M.D./Ph.D. at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center...
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Graduate Student - Zachary Stielper Zachary Stielper
zstiel@lsuhsc.edu

I received my B.S. from Centenary College of Louisiana in Biology and Neuroscience, and I am currently pursuing an M.D./Ph.D. at Louisiana Health Sciences Center...
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RESEARCH ASSOCIATES
 
Research Associate - Tom Lobell, M.S. Tom Lobell, M.S.
tlobe1@lsuhsc.edu

I received my B.S. in Neuroscience in 2013 and my M.S. in Neuroscience in 2014 from Tulane University. While at Tulane, I worked in the Dohanich lab, studying the role of...
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PAST LAB MEMBERS
 
Research Associate - Brandon Baiamonte Brandon Baiamonte, PhD

Former post-doc that left the lab in 2013.

Post-Doctoral Fellow - Emily Roltsch, PhD Emily Roltsch, PhD

Former post-doc that left the lab in 2014.

Britta Baynes Britta Baynes

Former student that received her Master's degree in 2015.

Post-Doctoral Fellow - Annie Whitaker, PhD Annie Whitaker, PhD

Former post-doc that left the lab in 2016.

Post-Doctoral Fellow - Christy Itoga, PhD Christy Itoga, PhD

Former post-doc that left the lab in 2016.

Research Associate - Renata ImpastatoRenata Impastato

Former technician that left the lab in 2015.