What's the News?
Congratulations to the newly minted Dr. Jacqueline Quigley! She successfully defended her dissertation, Sex Differences in the Role of GPER1 in the Dorsolateral Striatum on Motivation and Reward, on June 4th, 2021! Dr. Quigley will be continuing in the lab as a postdoctoral research fellow in the fall!
Watch Dr. Becker present at a virtual congressional briefing hosted by The Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR) and the Endocrine Society to discuss the importance of sex as a biological variable (SABV) in research here! You can catch her at the 34-minute mark!
Check out Jacqueline Quigley's new paper, "Activation of G-protein coupled estradiol receptor 1 in the dorsolateral striatum attenuates preference for cocaine and saccharin in male but not female rats," in the journal Hormones and Behavior.
Ivette Gonzalez did a fantastic job presenting her 619 talk, "The effects of social behavior on dopamine release in the nucleus accumbens." Congratulations, Ivette!
The labs' recent review paper, "Sex differences in vulnerability to addiction" submitted to the journal of Neurophamarcology is now available online!
Dr. Becker is the new editor-in-chief of the Biology of Sex Differences Journal!
Dr. Becker won the ACNP NEAR Award for a review article co-authored with Dr. Elena Chartoff, "Sex Differences in neural mechanisms mediated reward and addiction. Watch their award acceptance speech here.
Dr. Becker recently gave a talk titled "Sex and the Brain: What Difference Does it Make?" as part of the Exploring the Mind Community Talk Series by the UM Psychology Faculty. Watch it here!