Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Patricia

Patricia "Sue" Grigson-Kennedy, MS, PhD

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

Research Interests

  • Pharmaceutical Preparations
  • Reward
  • Cocaine
  • Saccharin
  • Cues
  • Sucrose
  • Self Administration
  • Heroin
  • Morphine
  • Street Drugs
  • Lithium Chloride
  • Appetite

Recent Publications

2018

Imperio, CG, McFalls, AJ, Hadad, N, Blanco-Berdugo, L, Masser, DR, Colechio, EM, Coffey, AA, Bixler, GV, Stanford, DR, Vrana, K, Grigson-Kennedy, 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-Kennedy, 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-Kennedy, 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, C, Alexander, DN, Imperio, CG, Ruiz-Velasco, V & Grigson-Kennedy, 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

2016

Grigson-Kennedy, PS 2016, 'Addiction: A preclinical and clinical analysis' Brain Research Bulletin, vol. 123, pp. 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainresbull.2016.03.008
Imperio, CG, McFalls, AJ, Colechio, EM, Masser, DR, Vrana, K, Grigson-Kennedy, PS & Freeman, WM 2016, 'Assessment of individual differences in the rat nucleus accumbens transcriptome following taste-heroin extended access' Brain Research Bulletin, vol. 123, pp. 71-80. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainresbull.2015.12.005
Nyland, J, Alexander, DN & Grigson-Kennedy, PS 2016, 'Drug-Motivated behavior in rats with lesions of the thalamic orosensory area' Behavioral Neuroscience, vol. 130, no. 1, pp. 103-113. https://doi.org/10.1037/bne0000114
Jenney, CB, Petko, JA, Ebersole (Anderson), B, Njatcha, CVN, Uzamere, TO, Alexander, DN, Grigson-Kennedy, PS & Levenson, R 2016, 'Early avoidance of a heroin-paired taste-cue and subsequent addiction-like behavior in rats', Brain Research Bulletin, vol. 123, pp. 61-70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainresbull.2015.10.008
Jenney, CB, Alexander, DN, Jones, BC, Unger, EL & Grigson-Kennedy, PS 2016, 'Preweaning iron deficiency increases non-contingent responding during cocaine self-administration in rats' Physiology and Behavior, vol. 167, pp. 282-288. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2016.09.007
Coffey, AA, Guan, Z, Grigson-Kennedy, PS & Fang, J 2016, 'Reversal of the sleep–wake cycle by heroin self-administration in rats' Brain Research Bulletin, vol. 123, pp. 33-46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainresbull.2015.09.008
McFalls, AJ, Imperio, CG, Bixler, G, Freeman, WM, Grigson-Kennedy, PS & Vrana, K 2016, 'Reward devaluation and heroin escalation is associated with differential expression of CRF signaling genes' Brain Research Bulletin, vol. 123, pp. 81-93. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainresbull.2015.11.009
Twining, RC, Freet, C, Wheeler, RA, Reich, CG, Tompers, DA, Wolpert, SE & Grigson-Kennedy, PS 2016, 'The role of dose and restriction state on morphine-, cocaine-, and LiCl-induced suppression of saccharin intake: A comprehensive analysis' Physiology and Behavior, vol. 161, pp. 104-115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2016.03.037
Venkiteswaran, K, Alexander, DN, Puhl, MD, Rao, A, Piquet, AL, Nyland, J, Subramanian, MP, Iyer, P, Boisvert, MM, Handly, E, Subramanian, T & Grigson-Kennedy, PS 2016, 'Transplantation of human retinal pigment epithelial cells in the nucleus accumbens of cocaine self-administering rats provides protection from seeking' Brain Research Bulletin, vol. 123, pp. 53-60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainresbull.2015.11.008

2015

Freet, C, Ballard, SM, Alexander, DN, Cox, TA, Imperio, CG, Anosike, N, Carter, AB, Mahmoud, S, Ruiz-Velasco, V & Grigson-Kennedy, PS 2015, 'Cocaine-induced suppression of saccharin intake and morphine modulation of Ca2+ channel currents in sensory neurons of OPRM1 A118G mice' Physiology and Behavior, vol. 139, pp. 216-223. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2014.11.040
Alonso-Alonso, M, Woods, SC, Pelchat, M, Grigson-Kennedy, PS, Stice, E, Farooqi, S, Khoo, CS, Mattes, RD & Beauchamp, GK 2015, 'Food reward system: Current perspectives and future research needs' Nutrition reviews, vol. 73, no. 5, pp. 296-307. https://doi.org/10.1093/nutrit/nuv002
Imperio, CG & Grigson-Kennedy, PS 2015, 'Greater avoidance of a heroin-paired taste cue is associated with greater escalation of heroin self-administration in rats' Behavioral Neuroscience, vol. 129, no. 4, pp. 380-388. https://doi.org/10.1037/bne0000069
Tacelosky, DM, Alexander, DN, Morse, M, Hajnal, A, Berg, A, Levenson, R & Grigson-Kennedy, PS 2015, 'Low expression of D2R and wntless correlates with high motivation for heroin' Behavioral Neuroscience, vol. 129, no. 6, pp. 744-755. https://doi.org/10.1037/bne0000104
Grigson-Kennedy, PS, Colechio, EM, Power, ML, Schulkin, J & Norgren, R 2015, 'Parabrachial lesions in rats disrupt sodium appetite induced by furosemide but not by calcium deprivation' Physiology and Behavior, vol. 140, pp. 172-179. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2014.11.070

Clinical Trials Search


Children (age < 18 years)
Adults (age >= 18 years)