Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Patricia

Patricia "Sue" Grigson-Kennedy, MS, PhD

Professor and Chair, Department of Neural and Behavioral Sciences
Scientific Program:Cancer Control
psg6@psu.edu
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Research Interests

Dr. Sue Grigson’s research focuses on substance abuse and addiction. She has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for more than 28 years and is the recipient of an NIH MERIT award, which recognizes the top tier of research funded by the NIH.

She is the inaugural director of Penn State Addiction Center for Translation.

  • Pharmaceutical Preparations
  • Reward
  • Cocaine
  • Saccharin
  • Cues
  • Sucrose
  • Self Administration
  • Morphine
  • Heroin
  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Lithium Chloride
  • Parabrachial Nucleus

Recent Publications

2021

Kamens, HM, Miller, CN, Caulfield, JI, Zeid, D, Horton, WJ, Silva, CP, Sebastian, A, Albert, I, Gould, TJ, Fishbein, D, Grigson, PS & Cavigelli, SA 2021, 'Adolescent Stress Reduces Adult Morphine-Induced Behavioral Sensitization in C57BL/6J Mice', Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, vol. 15, 678102. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2021.678102
Douton, JE, Norgren, R & Grigson, PS 2021, 'Effects of a glucagon-like peptide-1 analog on appetitive and consummatory behavior for rewarding and aversive gustatory stimuli in rats', Physiology and Behavior, vol. 229, 113279. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2020.113279
Douton, JE, Augusto, C, Stoltzfus, B, Carkaci-Salli, N, Vrana, KE & Grigson-Kennedy, PS 2021, 'Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist, exendin-4, reduces reinstatement of heroin-seeking behavior in rats', Behavioural Pharmacology, pp. 265-277. https://doi.org/10.1097/FBP.0000000000000609

2020

McKendrick, G, Garrett, H, Tanniru, S, Ballard, S, Sun, D, Silberman, Y, Grigson, PS & Graziane, NM 2020, 'A novel method to study reward-context associations and drug-seeking behaviors', Journal of Neuroscience Methods, vol. 343, 108857. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneumeth.2020.108857

2019

Donaldson, K, Buchanich, JM, Grigson, PS, Deneke, E, Vrana, KE, Sacks, DB, Kuehn, GJ, Cardamone, D, Pesce, A, Smiley, S, Nickley, J, Krock, K, Thomas, R, Wilkerson, ML, Farag, HA, Challa, SR, Tice, AM, Wolk, DM, Prichard, J, Grant, ML, Regmi, S, Kerbacher, B, Quinton, LE, Tice, AM, Olson, J, Haynes, A, Yu, E, McCully, KS, Assi, J, Wong, M, Zarrin-Khameh, N, Nifong, TP, Hawker, CD, Carlton, GT, Rivera, JM, Foulis, PR, Zuraw, A, Morlote, D, Peker, D, Reddy, V, Harada, S, Crutchfield, C, Zander, D, Barbhuiya, MA, Pederson, EC, Straub, ML, Scott, SC, Neibauer, TL, Salter, WF, Creer, MH, Zhu, Y, Bornhorst, JA, Theobald, JP, Algeciras-Schimnich, A, Cao, L, Knox, J, Hardy, R, Texas, HJ, McGuire, MF, Hunter, RL, Brown, RE, Hicks, J, Cai, Z, Brown, RE, Ali, Y, Cheng, KC, Katz, SR, Ding, Y, Vanselow, DJ, Yakovlev, MA, Lin, AY, Clark, DP, Vargas, P, Xin, X, Copper, JE, Canfield, VA, Ang, KC, Wang, Y, Xiao, X, De Carlo, F, van Rossum, DB, La Rivière, PJ, Newell, J, Hossler, C, Roche, M, Warrick, J, Phaeton, R, Kesterson, J, Myers, C, Barrios, R, Mintz, P, Robyak, K, Hamilton, C, McGhee, P, Pederson, C, Straub, M, Scott, S, Neibauer, T, Salter, W, Robyak, K, Singh, N, Morlote, D, Vnencak-Jones, C, Yemelyanova, A, Harada, S, Shah, M, Moghadamtousi, SZ, Lan, C, Duose, D, Hu, P, Esquenazi, Y, Luthra, R, Ballester, LY, Koenig, AN, Liu, CG, Zhang, J, Kalia, A, Al-Habib, A, Van Arsdall, M, Dhingra, S, Patel, K & Tatevian, N 2019, 'Abstracts of Presentations at the Association of Clinical Scientists 139th Meeting Hershey, PA, May 15-18, 2019', Annals of clinical and laboratory science, vol. 49, no. 3, pp. 403-416.

2018

Imperio, CG, McFalls, AJ, Hadad, N, Blanco-Berdugo, L, Masser, DR, Colechio, EM, Coffey, AA, Bixler, GV, Stanford, DR, Vrana, KE, Grigson, PS & Freeman, WM 2018, 'Exposure to environmental enrichment attenuates addiction-like behavior and alters molecular effects of heroin self-administration in rats', Neuropharmacology, vol. 139, pp. 26-40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropharm.2018.06.037
Coffey, AA, Fang, J & Grigson, PS 2018, 'Heroin self-administration as a function of time of day in rats', Psychopharmacology, vol. 235, no. 10, pp. 3005-3015. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00213-018-4990-9

2017

Jenney, CB, Dasalla, J & Grigson, PS 2018, 'Female rats exhibit less avoidance than male rats of a cocaine-, but not a morphine-paired, saccharin cue', Brain Research Bulletin, vol. 138, pp. 80-87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainresbull.2017.09.001
Freet, CS, Alexander, DN, Imperio, CG, Ruiz-Velasco, V & Grigson, PS 2018, 'Heroin-induced suppression of saccharin intake in OPRM1 A118G mice', Brain Research Bulletin, vol. 138, pp. 73-79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainresbull.2017.09.008

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