Last Name

Sema Quadir

TitlePre-Doctoral Trainee
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences
DepartmentPharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
BUSM Department of Pharmacology: First Year Laboratory Rotations
*Laboratory of Addictive Disorders (November – December 2016):
–working under Drs. Pietro Cottone and Valentina Sabino in their binge eating and binge drinking studies
–assisting specifically with behavioral experiments (such as operant conditioning and limited access alcohol studies) as well as immunohistochemistry studies
*Laboratory of Addiction Genetics (September – October 2016)
–working under Dr. Camron Bryant and Neema to examine changes in myelination proteins following bigne eating
–trained in Western blots

University of California Santa Barbara Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences:
*Behavioral and Neural Genetics Laboratory (April 2013–August 2016)
–worked under Dr. Karen Szumlinksi to examine changes in the brain following exposure to drugs of abuse (alcohol, methamphetamine, heroin) in mice
–trained extensively handling of mice including weighing, scruffing, intraperitoneal injections, subcutaneous injections and brief exposure to intracranial stereotaxic surgery
–performed behavioral tests such as conditioned place preference, loss of righting reflex, Rotorod testing, locomotor testing
–established a model of unpredictable chronic mild stress (UCMS)
–executed experiments involving cross-sensitization, selective breeding, and the use of transgenic mice
–prepared tissue via slicing on the Vibratome followed by cresyl violet staining
–trained new members in the lab on various techniques such as general animal handling, subcutaneous injections, place conditioning procedures and UCMS
–coordinated schedules of ~5 undergraduate assistants to make sure things were being run as efficiently as possible

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  1. Szumlinski KK, Lominac KD, Campbell RR, Cohen M, Fultz EK, Brown CN, Miller BW, Quadir SG, Martin D, Thompson AB, von Jonquieres G, Klugmann M, Phillips TJ, Kippin TE. Methamphetamine Addiction Vulnerability: The Glutamate, the Bad, and the Ugly. Biol Psychiatry. 2016 Oct 13. PMID: 27890469.
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  2. Lominac KD, Quadir SG, Barrett HM, McKenna CL, Schwartz LM, Ruiz PN, Wroten MG, Campbell RR, Miller BW, Holloway JJ, Travis KO, Rajasekar G, Maliniak D, Thompson AB, Urman LE, Kippin TE, Phillips TJ, Szumlinski KK. Prefrontal glutamate correlates of methamphetamine sensitization and preference. Eur J Neurosci. 2016 Mar; 43(5):689-702. PMID: 26742098.
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  3. Quadir SG, Santos JR, Campbell RR, Wroten MG, Singh N, Holloway JJ, Bal SK, Camarini R, Szumlinski KK. Homer2 regulates alcohol and stress cross-sensitization. Addict Biol. 2016 May; 21(3):613-33. PMID: 25916683.
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