Department of Neuroscience
Foster Olive, Ph.D.
1991 BA Psychology, University of California at San Diego
1997 Ph.D. Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, University of California at Los Angeles, Advisor: Nigel T. Maidment, Ph.D.
Effects of Acamprosate on Cue-induced reinstatement of methamphetamine and Cocaine-seeking Behavior.
My research focuses on understanding the neurobiological basis of drug addiction and alcoholism using molecular, cellular, pharmacological, and behavioral approaches. I am particularly interested in examining the role of glutamate in addictive disorders and characterizing glutamate-based pharmacological agents that might be used as treatments for drug and alcohol addiction.
Publications Arising from Pilot Project:
Bowers MS, Chen BT, Chou JK, Osborne MP, Gass JT, See RE, Bonci A, Janak
PH, Olive MF. Acamprosate attenuates cocaine- and cue-induced
reinstatement of cocaine-seeking behavior in rats. Psychopharmacology 2007 Dec;195(3):397-406.