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Dolores Vazquez Sanroman, Ph.D.


Adolescent Brain, Reward, Opioid addiction

Degree: Psychology
Broad Expertise/Interests:
  • Opioid Addiction
  • Adolescent Brain
  • Neurobiology of reward, Nociceptin system
  • Sex differences in response to drug reward
  • Perineuronal nets
  • RNA in situ hybridization.
  • Immunofluorescence (co-labeling).
  • Confocal microscopy
  • Image Analysis (densitometry, confocal imaging coefficients)
Seeking Collaborators with Skill Sets:
  • Electrophysiology
  • Rodent brain Imaging
  • Epigenetics
Neuroscience Research Interests: My research interests are focus to understanding the neurodevelopmental changes in the adolescent reward system. I’m interested in establishing translational research and increasing outreach and mentoring to our trainees.
Funding in the Last Three Years:


Publication Highlights:

Nicotine self-administration remodels perineuronal nets in ventral tegmental area and orbitofrontal cortex in adult male rats.

Have we been ignoring the elephant in the room? Seven arguments for considering the cerebellum as part of addiction circuitry.

The cerebellum on cocaine: plasticity and metaplasticity.