Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Helen Marie Kamens, PhD

Helen Marie Kamens, PhD

Broadhurst Career Development Professor for the Study of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and Associate Professor, Biobehavioral Health
Penn State Neuroscience Institute
Scientific Program:Cancer Control
hmk123@psu.edu

Research Interests

  • Ethanol
  • Nicotinic Receptors
  • Nicotine
  • Genes
  • Pharmaceutical Preparations
  • Inbred C57BL Mouse
  • Anxiety
  • Methamphetamine
  • Gene Expression
  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Alcohols
  • Inbred DBA Mouse

Recent Publications

2021

Caulfield, JI, Ching, AM, Cover, EM, August, A, Craig, T, Kamens, HM & Cavigelli, SA 2021, 'Correction to: Inhaled corticosteroids as treatment for adolescent asthma: effects on adult anxiety-related outcomes in a murine model (Psychopharmacology, (2021), 238, 1, (165-179), 10.1007/s00213-020-05666-x)', Psychopharmacology, vol. 238, no. 4, pp. 1225. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00213-021-05778-y

2020

Silva, CP & Kamens, HM 2021, 'Cigarette smoke-induced alterations in blood: A review of research on DNA methylation and gene expression.', Experimental and clinical psychopharmacology, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 116-135. https://doi.org/10.1037/pha0000382
Caulfield, JI, Ching, AM, Cover, EM, August, A, Craig, T, Kamens, HM & Cavigelli, SA 2021, 'Inhaled corticosteroids as treatment for adolescent asthma: effects on adult anxiety-related outcomes in a murine model', Psychopharmacology, vol. 238, no. 1, pp. 165-179. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00213-020-05666-x
Kamens, HM, Silva, CP, Nye, RT, Miller, CN, Singh, N, Sipko, J, Trushin, N, Sun, D, Branstetter, SA, Muscat, JE, Richie, JP & Foulds, J 2020, 'Pharmacokinetic Profile of Spectrum Reduced Nicotine Cigarettes', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 273-279. https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntz045
Miller, CN & Kamens, HM 2020, 'The role of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in alcohol-related behaviors', Brain Research Bulletin, vol. 163, pp. 135-142. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainresbull.2020.07.017

2019

Miller, CN, Caruso, MJ & Kamens, HM 2019, 'Corrigendum to “Early-adolescent male C57BL/6J and DBA/2J mice display reduced sensitivity to acute nicotine administration” [Neurosci. Lett. 690 (2019) 151–157](S0304394018306906)(10.1016/j.neulet.2018.10.014)', Neuroscience letters, vol. 707, 134307. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2019.134307
Miller, CN, Caruso, MJ & Kamens, HM 2019, 'Early-adolescent male C57BL/6J and DBA/2J mice display reduced sensitivity to acute nicotine administration', Neuroscience letters, vol. 690, pp. 151-157. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2018.10.014
Miller, CN & Kamens, HM 2020, 'Reduced expression of ethanol sensitization by α3β4 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in DBA/2J mice', Experimental and clinical psychopharmacology, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 348-354. https://doi.org/10.1037/pha0000324
Miller, CN, Ruggery, C & Kamens, HM 2019, 'The α3β4 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor antagonist 18-Methoxycoronaridine decreases binge-like ethanol consumption in adult C57BL/6J mice', Alcohol, vol. 79, pp. 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.alcohol.2018.11.006

2018

Caruso, MJ, Crowley, N, Reiss, DE, Caulfield, JI, Luscher, B, Cavigelli, SA & Kamens, HM 2018, 'Adolescent Social Stress Increases Anxiety-like Behavior and Alters Synaptic Transmission, Without Influencing Nicotine Responses, in a Sex-Dependent Manner', Neuroscience, vol. 373, pp. 182-198. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroscience.2018.01.006
Caruso, MJ, Seemiller, LR, Fetherston, TB, Miller, CN, Reiss, DE, Cavigelli, SA & Kamens, HM 2018, 'Adolescent social stress increases anxiety-like behavior and ethanol consumption in adult male and female C57BL/6J mice', Scientific reports, vol. 8, no. 1, 10040. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-28381-2
Silva, CP, Horton, WJ, Caruso, MJ, Sebastian, A, Klein, LC, Albert, I & Kamens, HM 2018, 'The influence of adolescent nicotine exposure on ethanol intake and brain gene expression', PloS one, vol. 13, no. 6, e0198935. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0198935

2017

Caruso, MJ, Reiss, DE, Caulfield, JI, Thomas, JL, Baker, AN, Cavigelli, SA & Kamens, HM 2018, 'Adolescent chronic variable social stress influences exploratory behavior and nicotine responses in male, but not female, BALB/cJ mice', Brain Research Bulletin, vol. 138, pp. 37-49. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainresbull.2017.08.001
Caruso, MJ, Kamens, HM & Cavigelli, SA 2017, 'Exposure to chronic variable social stress during adolescence alters affect-related behaviors and adrenocortical activity in adult male and female inbred mice', Developmental psychobiology, vol. 59, no. 6, pp. 679-687. https://doi.org/10.1002/dev.21541
Kamens, HM, Silva, C, McCarthy, R, Cox, RJ & Ehringer, MA 2017, 'No evidence of a role of the β4 subunit of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor in alcohol-related behaviors', BMC Research Notes, vol. 10, no. 1, 151. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-017-2470-7
Kamens, HM, Silva, C, Peck, C & Miller, CN 2018, 'Varenicline modulates ethanol and saccharin consumption in adolescent male and female C57BL/6J mice', Brain Research Bulletin, vol. 138, pp. 20-25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainresbull.2017.07.020

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