Nikki Crowley

Assistant Research Professor

Nikki Crowley

Research Summary

investigation of peptidergic transmission throughout the brain, using cell-specific and pathway-specific manipulations to understand how peptides alter neuronal signaling and behavior, particularly in the context of stress and drug use.

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Anxiety Brain Ethanol Prefrontal Cortex Synaptic Transmission Amygdala Basolateral Nuclear Complex Alcohols Ketamine Neurons Optogenetics Drinking Behavior Treatment Resistant Depressive Disorder Kappa Opioid Receptor Neuropeptides In Vitro Techniques Corpus Striatum Ezogabine Somatostatin Binge Drinking Drinking Nicotine High Fat Diet Learning Nucleus Accumbens

Most Recent Papers

In Vitro Optogenetic Characterization of Neuropeptide Release from Prefrontal Cortical Somatostatin Neurons

Nigel C. Dao, Dakota F. Brockway, Nicole A. Crowley, 2019, Neuroscience on p. 1-4

Reversal of a Treatment-Resistant, Depression-Related Brain State with the Kv7 Channel Opener Retigabine

Mengyang Feng, Nicole A. Crowley, Akshilkumar Patel, Yao Guo, Sierra E. Bugni, Bernhard Luscher, 2019, Neuroscience on p. 109-125

Ketamine normalizes binge drinking-induced defects in glutamatergic synaptic transmission and ethanol drinking behavior in female but not male mice

Nicole Crowley, Sarah N. Magee, Mengyang Feng, Sarah J. Jefferson, Christian J. Morris, Nigel C. Dao, Dakota F. Brockway, Bernhard Luscher, 2019, Neuropharmacology on p. 35-44

Chronic stress dysregulates amygdalar output to the prefrontal cortex

Emily G. Lowery-Gionta, Nicole Crowley, Olena Bukalo, Shana Silverstein, Andrew Holmes, Thomas Louis Kash, 2018, Neuropharmacology on p. 68-75

Adolescent Social Stress Increases Anxiety-like Behavior and Alters Synaptic Transmission, Without Influencing Nicotine Responses, in a Sex-Dependent Manner

Michael J. Caruso, Nicole Crowley, Dana E. Reiss, Jasmine I. Caulfield, Bernhard Luscher, Sonia Angele Cavigelli, Helen Marie Kamens, 2018, Neuroscience on p. 182-198

Effects of chronic ethanol exposure on neuronal function in the prefrontal cortex and extended amygdala

Kristen E. Pleil, Emily G. Lowery-Gionta, Nicole Crowley, Chia Li, Catherine A. Marcinkiewcz, Jamie H. Rose, Nora M. McCall, Antoniette M. Maldonado-Devincci, A. Leslie Morrow, Sara R. Jones, Thomas L. Kash, 2015, Neuropharmacology on p. 735-749

Kappa opioid receptor signaling in the brain

Nicole A. Crowley, Thomas L. Kash, 2015, Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry on p. 51-60

Glutamatergic mechanisms associated with stress-induced amygdala excitability and anxiety-related behavior

Sophie Masneuf, Emily Lowery-Gionta, Giovanni Colacicco, Kristen E. Pleil, Chia Li, Nicole Crowley, Shaun Flynn, Andrew Holmes, Thomas Kash, 2014, Neuropharmacology on p. 190-197

Chronic alcohol produces neuroadaptations to prime dorsal striatal learning

Lauren DePoy, Rachel Daut, Jonathan L. Brigman, Kathryn MacPherson, Nicole Crowley, Ozge Gunduz-Cinar, Charles L. Pickens, Resat Cinar, Lisa M. Saksida, George Kunos, David M. Lovinger, Timothy J. Bussey, Marguerite C. Camp, Andrew Holmes, 2013, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 14783-14788

Most-Cited Papers

Chronic alcohol produces neuroadaptations to prime dorsal striatal learning

Lauren DePoy, Rachel Daut, Jonathan L. Brigman, Kathryn MacPherson, Nicole Crowley, Ozge Gunduz-Cinar, Charles L. Pickens, Resat Cinar, Lisa M. Saksida, George Kunos, David M. Lovinger, Timothy J. Bussey, Marguerite C. Camp, Andrew Holmes, 2013, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 14783-14788

Effects of chronic ethanol exposure on neuronal function in the prefrontal cortex and extended amygdala

Kristen E. Pleil, Emily G. Lowery-Gionta, Nicole Crowley, Chia Li, Catherine A. Marcinkiewcz, Jamie H. Rose, Nora M. McCall, Antoniette M. Maldonado-Devincci, A. Leslie Morrow, Sara R. Jones, Thomas L. Kash, 2015, Neuropharmacology on p. 735-749

Kappa opioid receptor signaling in the brain

Nicole A. Crowley, Thomas L. Kash, 2015, Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry on p. 51-60

Glutamatergic mechanisms associated with stress-induced amygdala excitability and anxiety-related behavior

Sophie Masneuf, Emily Lowery-Gionta, Giovanni Colacicco, Kristen E. Pleil, Chia Li, Nicole Crowley, Shaun Flynn, Andrew Holmes, Thomas Kash, 2014, Neuropharmacology on p. 190-197

Chronic stress dysregulates amygdalar output to the prefrontal cortex

Emily G. Lowery-Gionta, Nicole Crowley, Olena Bukalo, Shana Silverstein, Andrew Holmes, Thomas Louis Kash, 2018, Neuropharmacology on p. 68-75

Adolescent Social Stress Increases Anxiety-like Behavior and Alters Synaptic Transmission, Without Influencing Nicotine Responses, in a Sex-Dependent Manner

Michael J. Caruso, Nicole Crowley, Dana E. Reiss, Jasmine I. Caulfield, Bernhard Luscher, Sonia Angele Cavigelli, Helen Marie Kamens, 2018, Neuroscience on p. 182-198

Reversal of a Treatment-Resistant, Depression-Related Brain State with the Kv7 Channel Opener Retigabine

Mengyang Feng, Nicole A. Crowley, Akshilkumar Patel, Yao Guo, Sierra E. Bugni, Bernhard Luscher, 2019, Neuroscience on p. 109-125

Ketamine normalizes binge drinking-induced defects in glutamatergic synaptic transmission and ethanol drinking behavior in female but not male mice

Nicole Crowley, Sarah N. Magee, Mengyang Feng, Sarah J. Jefferson, Christian J. Morris, Nigel C. Dao, Dakota F. Brockway, Bernhard Luscher, 2019, Neuropharmacology on p. 35-44

In Vitro Optogenetic Characterization of Neuropeptide Release from Prefrontal Cortical Somatostatin Neurons

Nigel C. Dao, Dakota F. Brockway, Nicole A. Crowley, 2019, Neuroscience on p. 1-4