Some of ’s Publications

The impact of exposure to addictive drugs on future generations: Physiological and behavioral effects
Vassoler FM, Byrnes E, Pierce RC. Neuropharmacology, January 2014. 76 Pt B:269-75.

Deep brain stimulation for the treatment of addiction: Basic and clinical studies and potential mechanisms of action
Pierce RC, Vassoler FM. Psychopharmacology, October 2013. 229:487-491.

Deep brain stimulation of the nucleus accumbens shell attenuates cocaine reinstatement through local and antidromic activation
Vassoler FM, Samantha SL, Hopkins TJ, Guercio LA, Espallergues J, Berton O, Schmidt HD, Pierce RC. Journal of Neuroscience, September 2013. 33:14446-14454.

Raphe GABAergic neurons mediate the acquisition of avoidance after social defeat
Challis C, Boulden J, Veerakumar A, Espallergues J, Vassoler FM, Pierce RC, Beck SG, Berton O. Journal of Neuroscience, August 2013. 33:13978-13988.

Acute cocaine increases phosphorylation of CaMKII and GluA1 in the dorsolateral striatum of drug naïve rats, but not cocaine-experienced rats
White SL, Schmidt HD, Vassoler FM, Pierce RC. Neuroscience Letters, March 2013. 537:71-76.

Epigenetic inheritance of a cocaine resistance phenotype
Vassoler FM, White S, Schmidt HD, Sadri-Vakili G, Pierce RC. Nature Neuroscience, January 2013. 16:42-47.

Temporally dependent changes in cocaine-induced synaptic plasticity in the nucleus accumbens shell are reversed by D1-like dopamine receptor stimulation
Ortinski PI, Vassoler FM, Carlson GC, Pierce RC. Neuropsychopharmacology, March 2012. 37:1671-1682.

Ventral tegmental area afferents in stress-induced reinstatement: The role of CREB
Briand LA, Vassoler FM, Pierce RC, Valentino RJ, Blendy JA. Journal of Neuroscience, December 2010. 30:16149-16159.

Cocaine-induced chromatin remodeling increases brain-derived neurotrophic factor transcription in the rat medial prefrontal cortex, which alters the reinforcing efficacy of cocaine
Sadri-Vakili G, Kumaresan V, Schmidt HD, Famous KR, Chawla P, Vassoler FM, Overland RP, Xia E, Bass CE, Terwilliger EF, Pierce RC, Cha JH. Journal of Neuroscience, September 2010. 30:11735-11744.

Deep brain stimulation of the nucleus accumbens shell attenuates cocaine priming-induced reinstatement of drug seeking in rats
Vassoler FM, Schmidt HD, Gerard ME, Famous KR, Ciraulo DA, Kornetsky C, Knapp CM, Pierce RC. Journal of Neuroscience, August 2008. 28:8735-8739.