Valentina Sabino, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics

PhD, University of Rome
MS, University of Palermo
PharmD, University of Palermo




Dr. Sabino is co-director of the Laboratory of Addictive Disorders, and is currently researching the neurobiology of addiction and stress-related disorders. Studies on addiction aim to understand the neurobiological substrates of alcohol abuse and dependence by exploring the role of neurochemical systems in excessive alcohol drinking.

Dr. Sabino is working toward the development of new therapeutic agents to alleviate alcohol addiction. Animal models for excessive drinking are studied in order to identify compounds for potential clinical development. Research is also conducted on the neurobiology of stress-related disorders such as anxiety and depression.

The approach of the laboratory is interdisciplinary, involving behavioral neuroscience, neuropharmacology, neuroanatomy, biochemistry and molecular biology.

Dr. Sabino co-directs a graduate course in Behavioral Pharmacology which examines the interaction between behavior and classes of drugs that affect the central nervous system giving emphasis on how behavioral studies can assist in our understanding of mental disorders.

Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Psychiatry
General Psychiatry

Co-Director of Laboratory of Addictive Disorders
Boston University School of Medicine
Dean’s Office
Laboratory of Addictive Disorders

Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences



2014 Peter McManus Trust Award for alcohol and drug abuse research
2011 Peter McManus Trust Award for alcohol and drug abuse research
2008 CINSPAN, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy: Award Paolo Guidetti
2008 RSA Student Merit/Junior Investigator Award for the 2008 RSA/ISBRA Meeting
2006-2013 NIAAA/NIH: NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00)


Involvement of neuropeptide systems in excessive alcohol drinking
09/20/2017 - 08/31/2022 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
5R01AA025038-03

Prefrontal cortex In excessive alcohol drinking: role of sigma receptors
08/01/2016 - 04/30/2021 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
5R01AA024439-04

Does REST make you resilient?
05/07/2018 - 03/31/2020 (Multi-PI)
PI: Valentina Sabino, PhD
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
5R21MH113128-02

Role of Neuropeptides in Anxiety
01/01/2016 - 12/31/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
4R01MH093650-05

Role of Neuropeptides in Anxiety
01/12/2012 - 12/31/2015 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
5R01MH093650-04

Neurobiological Bases of Alcohol Addiction
01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014 (PI)
Peter F. McManus Charitable Trust




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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2020 Prefrontal cortex in excessive alcohol drinking: role of sigma receptors 5R01AA024439-05 1
2019 Does REST make you resilient? 5R21MH113128-02 1
2019 Involvement of neuropeptide systems in excessive alcohol drinking 5R01AA025038-03 1
2019 Prefrontal cortex in excessive alcohol drinking: role of sigma receptors 5R01AA024439-04 1
2018 Does REST make you resilient? 1R21MH113128-01A1 1
2018 Involvement of neuropeptide systems in excessive alcohol drinking 5R01AA025038-02 1
2018 Prefrontal cortex in excessive alcohol drinking: role of sigma receptors 5R01AA024439-03 1
2017 Involvement of neuropeptide systems in excessive alcohol drinking 1R01AA025038-01A1 1
2017 Prefrontal cortex in excessive alcohol drinking: role of sigma receptors 5R01AA024439-02 1
2016 Prefrontal cortex in excessive alcohol drinking: role of sigma receptors 1R01AA024439-01A1 1
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  1. Lee HS, Giunti E, Sabino V, Cottone P. Consummatory, Feeding Microstructural, and Metabolic Effects Induced by Limiting Access to Either a High-Sucrose or a High-Fat Diet. Nutrients. 2020 May 30; 12(6).View Related Profiles. PMID: 32486207
     
  2. Hicks C, Sabino V, Cottone P. The Alpha-1 Adrenergic Receptor Antagonist Prazosin Reduces Binge-Like Eating in Rats. Nutrients. 2020 May 28; 12(6).View Related Profiles. PMID: 32481494
     
  3. Ferragud A, Velázquez-Sánchez C, Abdullatif AA, Sabino V, Cottone P. Withdrawal from Extended, Intermittent Access to A Highly Palatable Diet Impairs Hippocampal Memory Function and Neurogenesis: Effects of Memantine. Nutrients. 2020 May 23; 12(5).View Related Profiles. PMID: 32456193
     
  4. Quadir SG, Rohl CD, Zeabi A, Moore CF, Cottone P, Sabino V. Effect of different standard rodent diets on ethanol intake and associated allodynia in male mice. Alcohol. 2020 Apr 21; 87:17-23.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32330590
     
  5. Valenza M, Blasio A, DiLeo A, Cottone P, Sabino V. Sigma receptor-induced heavy drinking in rats: Modulation by the opioid receptor system. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2020 05; 192:172914.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32205151
     
  6. Moore CF, Leonard MZ, Micovic NM, Miczek KA, Sabino V, Cottone P. Reward sensitivity deficits in a rat model of compulsive eating behavior. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2020 03; 45(4):589-596.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31622973
     
  7. Seiglie MP, Huang L, Cottone P, Sabino V. Role of the PACAP system of the extended amygdala in the acoustic startle response in rats. Neuropharmacology. 2019 12 01; 160:107761.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31493466
     
  8. Quadir SG, Cottone P, Sabino V. Role of Sigma Receptors in Alcohol Addiction. Front Pharmacol. 2019; 10:687.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31258483
     
  9. Moore CF, Blasio A, Sabino V, Cottone P. Impulsive choice does not predict binge-like eating in rats. Behav Pharmacol. 2018 12; 29(8):726-731.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30325787
     
  10. Scott LL, Sahn JJ, Ferragud A, Yen RC, Satarasinghe PN, Wood MD, Hodges TR, Shi T, Prakash BA, Friese KM, Shen A, Sabino V, Pierce JT, Martin SF. Small molecule modulators of s2R/Tmem97 reduce alcohol withdrawal-induced behaviors. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2018 08; 43(9):1867-1875. PMID: 29728649
     
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Bar chart showing 64 publications over 17 distinct years, with a maximum of 8 publications in 2013

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