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
Boston University School of Medicine
Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics
Laboratory of Addictive Disorders

Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Division of 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
1R01AA025038-01A1

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
5R01AA024439-03

Does REST make you resilient?
05/07/2018 - 03/31/2020 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
1R21MH113128-01A1

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





Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2018 Does REST make you resilient? 1R21MH113128-01A1
2018 Prefrontal cortex in excessive alcohol drinking: role of sigma receptors 5R01AA024439-03
2017 Involvement of neuropeptide systems in excessive alcohol drinking 1R01AA025038-01A1
2017 Prefrontal cortex in excessive alcohol drinking: role of sigma receptors 5R01AA024439-02
2016 Prefrontal cortex in excessive alcohol drinking: role of sigma receptors 1R01AA024439-01A1
2016 Role of Neuropeptides in Anxiety 4R01MH093650-05 17
2015 Role of Neuropeptides in Anxiety 5R01MH093650-04 17
2014 Role of Neuropeptides in Anxiety 5R01MH093650-03 17
2013 Role of Neuropeptides in Anxiety 5R01MH093650-02 17
2012 Role of Neuropeptides in Anxiety 1R01MH093650-01A1 17
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  1. 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 Apr 20. PMID: 29728649.
     
  2. Moore CF, Panciera JI, Sabino V, Cottone P. Neuropharmacology of compulsive eating. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2018 Mar 19; 373(1742).View Related Profiles. PMID: 29352024.
     
  3. Moore CF, Sabino V, Cottone P. Trace Amine Associated Receptor 1 (TAAR1) Modulation of Food Reward. Front Pharmacol. 2018; 9:129.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29535626.
     
  4. Logrip ML, Walker JR, Ayanwuyi LO, Sabino V, Ciccocioppo R, Koob GF, Zorrilla EP. Evaluation of Alcohol Preference and Drinking in msP Rats Bearing a Crhr1 Promoter Polymorphism. Front Psychiatry. 2018; 9:28. PMID: 29497387.
     
  5. Moore CF, Schlain GS, Mancino S, Sabino V, Cottone P. A behavioral and pharmacological characterization of palatable diet alternation in mice. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2017 Dec; 163:1-8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29097161.
     
  6. Moore CF, Sabino V, Koob GF, Cottone P. Neuroscience of Compulsive Eating Behavior. Front Neurosci. 2017; 11:469.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28883784.
     
  7. Sabino V, Hicks C, Cottone P. Sigma Receptors and Substance Use Disorders. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2017; 964:177-199.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28315272; DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-50174-1_13;.
     
  8. Sabino V, Cottone P. Sigma Receptors and Alcohol Use Disorders. Handb Exp Pharmacol. 2017; 244:219-236.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28039543; DOI: 10.1007/164_2016_97;.
     
  9. Moore CF, Sabino V, Koob GF, Cottone P. Pathological Overeating: Emerging Evidence for a Compulsivity Construct. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2017 Jun; 42(7):1375-1389.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27922596; DOI: 10.1038/npp.2016.269;.
     
  10. Ferragud A, Howell AD, Moore CF, Ta TL, Hoener MC, Sabino V, Cottone P. The Trace Amine-Associated Receptor 1 Agonist RO5256390 Blocks Compulsive, Binge-like Eating in Rats. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2017 Jun; 42(7):1458-1470.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27711047; DOI: 10.1038/npp.2016.233;.
     
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