1st Place Poster in Neuroscience (Graduate)
- Hillary Wadsworth
- Major Status
- Poster Title
- Virus-Induced Inhibition of Mu Opioid Receptors and Anxiety in Mice
- The opioid epidemic has worsened. While the link between opioids and addiction is clear, opioids’ link to anxiety is not. We ran mice through behavioral tests to measure anxiety. Repeated opioid injections increased anxiety behaviors. Inhibiting mu opioid-receptors in the basolateral amygdala with a virus made these behaviors significantly lower.
- Jordan Yorgason Scott Steffensen
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Gavin C Jones