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Hillary Wadsworth
Major
Neuroscience
Major Status
Graduate

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Poster Title
Low-dose alcohol enhances dopamine release in the nucleus accumbens via alpha6-containing nicotinic receptors on GABAergic inputs from the ventral tegmental area
Abstract
Dopamine neurons in the ventral tegmental area project to the nucleus accumbens. These projections underly the rewarding properties of ethanal and nicotine. Dopamine release is affected by α6-containing nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. We studied these nicotinic acetylcholine receptors and how they affect ethanol affects and neuronal plasticity.
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Jordan Yorgason
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