April 8th, 2022
Brandon Arnold is a Fulbright Scholar!
RAD Lab RA, Brandon Arnold, has received the Fulbright Scholarship to complete a project in Chile examining alcohol consumption in adolescents!
March 1, 2022
Kristen's first first-author paper!
Congrats to former undergraduate research assistant, Kristen Schuh on publishing the results of her senior honors thesis!
September 20, 2021
R21 grant funded!
We are thrilled to continue working on a collaborative, and now funded, project with Dr. Jennifer Quinn studying the impact of infant trauma on alcohol drinking!
May 05, 2021
Sean defends his comprehensive exam
Congrats to Sean on completing a thorough review of the neural mechanisms of opioid withdrawal!
April 26, 2021
New review from the lab
Interested in studying sex differences in addiction? We provide a review and practical advice here!
Sean Monroe, MA!
September 29, 2020
We are happy to announce Sean passed his master's defense with flying colors! His project is titled "The Role of the Rostromedial Tegmental Nucleus in Aversion to Opioid Withdrawal."
We are funded!
September 09, 2020
We are excited to begin work on our recently awarded NIH R15 grant: Analysis of subcortical networks that promote aversion-resistant alcohol drinking.
Brandon Arnold wins multiple awards!
August 03, 2020
Congratulations to undergraduate Brandon Arnold for receiving two prestigious university awards, the Provost's Student Academic Achievement Award and the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Scholarship!
Elizabeth passes her comprehensive exam!
June 30, 2020
Big congrats to Elizabeth for passing her comprehensive exam this afternoon! And she did it with a mask on!
New RAD Lab publication on sex differences in alcohol seeking
May 29, 2020
Further evidence that female mice are more vulnerable to compulsive-like alcohol drinking than males. Read Increased Responding for Alcohol and Resistance to Aversion in Female Mice
Our first collaborative publication with Dr. Quinn's lab!
October 27, 2019
Check out our publication examining early life stress and sex effects on alcohol drinking in rats! Additive influences of acute early life stress and sex on vulnerability for aversion‐resistant alcohol drinking
Society for Neuroscience meeting 2020
October 20, 2019
RAD Lab was well-represented at SFN this year. Congrats to Sean, Kristen, and Annemarie on their presentations!
Congrats to Elizabeth!
July 12, 2019
Elizabeth successfully defended her master's thesis: Contributions of D1 vs. D2 receptor-expressing neurons in the nucleus accumbens core to compulsive-like alcohol consumption
Kristen Schuh named a CAS Dean's Scholar!
May 03, 2019
Kristen's hard work has been recognized with a College of Arts and Science Dean's Scholarship. The award funds her research project for the coming year. Kristen also won an APA Division 28 Undergraduate Scholarship this year! Way to go, Kristen!
Another successfull Science Week at Miami!
May 27, 2019
BNS grad students have developed an awesome outreach program!
Undergraduate Research Forum 2019
April 24, 2019
Congrats to the 8 undergraduate who presented original research at this year's Undergraduate Research Forum!
Midwest Psychological Association Conference presentations
April 11, 2019
Sean presented a poster and Elizabeth gave a talk at this year's MPA conference in Chicago, IL. Way to go!
Three Undergraduate Summer Scholar Awards for RAD Lab!
February 26, 2019
Congrats to Annemarie Thomas, Kristen Schuh, and Brandon Arnold whose Undergraduate Summer Scholars proposals were funded! We are excited to get their projects rolling this summer!
New research on DA in behavioral flexibility
February 04, 2019
Read our newest publication in Neuroscience Letters: NMDA receptor deletion on dopamine neurons disrupts visual discrimination and reversal learning
New research into mechanisms of OCD
December 26, 2018
Dr. Radke contributed to this study characterizing a new mouse model of OCD: Behavioral and synaptic alterations relevant to obsessive-compulsive disorder in mice with increased EAAT3 expression
New lab publication!
November 16, 2018
Congrats to Elizabeth and Robert on the publication of their work modeling aversion-resistant alcohol drinking in mice in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research: "Sex differences in binge-like and aversion-resistant alcohol drinking in C57BL/6J mice".
November 09, 2018
Elizabeth and Sean presented posters at Miami's Graduate Research Forum. Congrats to Elizabeth for winning a poster presentation award!
Society for Neuroscience meeting 2019
November 04, 2018
Hope you didn't miss Elizabeth's poster presentation at the Society for Neuroscience conference in San Diego!
New research from Dr. Radke!
September 15, 2018
Check out our new publication in the European Journal of Neuroscience: Contributions of nucleus accumbens dopamine to cognitive flexibility.
New published research!
June 29, 2018
Check out our new publication on NMDAR involvement in dependence-like ethanol drinking in Behavioral Brain Research: NMDA receptor GluN2A subunit deletion protects against dependence-like ethanol drinking.
Behavioral Neuroscience participates in Science Week
May 22, 2018
We had fun teaching 4th graders about brains and neurons!
Congrats to Olivia!
May 04, 2018
Olivia Ramsey has been named a 2018-2019 College of Arts and Science Dean's Scholar!
Undergraduate Research Forum
April 27, 2018
The lab was proud to present 5 posters at this year's undergraduate research forum!