Stephen V. Mahler, Ph.D.

Neurobiology and Behavior University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 
Behavioral neuroscience, addiction, pleasure, motivation, desire, opioid, dopamine, cannabinoid
"Stephen V Mahler"
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Harriet de Wit grad student 2001-2003 Chicago
 (Master's Student)
Kent  C. Berridge grad student 2003-2009 University of Michigan
 (Role of central amygdala opioids in incentive motivation: Translating learning into focused and amplified 'wanting'.)
Gary Aston-Jones post-doc 2009-2015 MUSC


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Richard T. Dang research assistant 2015- UC Irvine
Hannah M. Shoenhard post-doc 2015- UC Irvine
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Mahler SV, Brodnik ZD, Cox BM, et al. (2018) Chemogenetic Manipulations of Ventral Tegmental Area Dopamine Neurons Reveal Multifaceted Roles in Cocaine Abuse. The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society For Neuroscience
Mitchell MR, Berridge KC, Mahler SV. (2018) Endocannabinoid-Enhanced "Liking" in Nucleus Accumbens Shell Hedonic Hotspot Requires Endogenous Opioid Signals. Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. 3: 166-170
Mahler SV, Aston-Jones G. (2018) CNO Evil? Considerations for the Use of DREADDs in Behavioral Neuroscience. Neuropsychopharmacology : Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
James MH, McGlinchey EM, Vattikonda A, et al. (2017) Cued reinstatement of cocaine- but not sucrose-seeking is dependent upon dopamine signaling in prelimbic cortex and is associated with recruitment of prelimbic neurons that project to contralateral nucleus accumbens core. The International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
Buchta WC, Mahler SV, Harlan B, et al. (2017) Dopamine terminals from the ventral tegmental area gate intrinsic inhibition in the prefrontal cortex. Physiological Reports. 5
James MH, Mahler SV, Moorman DE, et al. (2016) A Decade of Orexin/Hypocretin and Addiction: Where Are We Now? Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences
McGlinchey EM, James MH, Mahler SV, et al. (2016) Prelimbic to Accumbens Core Pathway Is Recruited in a Dopamine-Dependent Manner to Drive Cued Reinstatement of Cocaine Seeking. The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society For Neuroscience. 36: 8700-11
Smith KS, Bucci DJ, Luikart BW, et al. (2016) DREADDs: Use and Application in Behavioral Neuroscience. Behavioral Neuroscience
Mahler SV, Moorman DE, Smith RJ, et al. (2014) Motivational activation: a unifying hypothesis of orexin/hypocretin function. Nature Neuroscience. 17: 1298-303
Mahler SV, Vazey EM, Beckley JT, et al. (2014) Designer receptors show role for ventral pallidum input to ventral tegmental area in cocaine seeking. Nature Neuroscience. 17: 577-85
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