Rita Fuchs Lokensgard, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology and Curriculum in Neurobiology

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Department of Psychology
University of North Carolina
CB# 3270, 121 Davie Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Phone: 919-843-9112
Fax: 919-962-2537
e-Mail: rfuchs@email.unc.edu



Recent Publications

A list of additional publications by Rita Fuchs Lokensgard is available on PubMed.

1.  Xie, X., Ramirez, D.R., Lasseter, H.C., Wells, A.M., Fuchs, R.A. (2011).  Subregion-specific effects of glutamate receptor antagonism in the nucleus accumbens on drug context-induced reinstatement of cocaine-seeking behavior in rats. Addiction Biology in press.  E-pub PDF

2.  Lasseter, H.C., Wells, A.M., Xie, X., and Fuchs, R.A.  (2010).  Interactions of the basolateral amygdala and orbitofrontal cortex is critical for drug context-induced reinstatement of cocaine-seeking behavior.  Neuropsychopharmacology, 36:711-720.  Reprint PDF

3.  Lasseter, H.C., Ramirez, D.R., Xie, X., and Fuchs, R.A. (2010). Subregion-specific contribution of the ventral hippocampus to drug context-induced reinstatement of cocaine-seeking behavior in rats.  Neuroscience, 171:830-839.  Reprint PDF

4.  Xie, X., Ramirez, D.R., Lasseter, H.C., and Fuchs, R.A. (2010).  Effects of mGluR1 antagonism in the dorsal hippocampus on drug context-induced cocaine-seeking behavior in rats.  Psychopharmacology, 208:1-11.  Reprint PDF

5.  Fuchs, R.A., Eaddy, J., Bell, G., Su, Z.-I., and Ramirez, D.R. (2009). Basolateral amygdala involvement in memory reconsolidation processes that facilitate drug context-induced cocaine seeking.  European Journal of Neuroscience, 30:889-900.  Reprint PDF

6.  Ramirez, D.R., Bell, G.H., Xie, X., and Fuchs, R.A. (2009). Dorsal hippocampus regulation of memory reconsolidation processes that facilitate context-induced cocaine seeking in rats.  European Journal of Neuroscience, 30:901-912.  Reprint PDF

7.  Lasseter, H.C., Ramirez, D.R., Xie, X., and Fuchs, R.A.  (2009).  Involvement of the lateral orbitofrontal cortex in context-induced cocaine-seeking behaviors in rats.  European Journal of Neuroscience, 30: 1370–1381.  Reprint PDF

8.  Lasseter, H.C., Xie, X., Ramirez, D.R., and Fuchs, R.A. (2009).  Prefrontal cortical regulation of drug self-administration and relapse.  In: Behavioral Neuroscience of Addiction (Eds.: Self, D.W. and Staley J.K.), Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences (Series Eds. Geyer, M., Marsden, C., and Ellenbroek, B.), Springer, pp. 101-117.    Reprint PDF

9.  Fuchs, R.A., Lasseter, H.C., Xie, X., and Ramirez, D. R. (2008). Relapse to drug seeking following prolonged abstinence: the role of environmental stimuli.  Drug Discovery Today: Disease Models, 5:251-258.  Reprint PDF

10.  Fuchs, R.A., Ramirez, D.R., and Bell, G.H. (2008). Nucleus accumbens shell and core involvement in drug context-induced reinstatement of cocaine seeking in rats.  Psychopharmacology, 200:545-56.  Reprint PDF

11.  Fuchs, R.A., Eaddy, J.L., Su, Z.-I., Bell, G.  (2007).  Interactions of the basolateral amygdala with the dorsal hippocampus and dorsomedial prefrontal cortex regulate drug-context-induced cocaine seeking in rats.  European Journal of Neuroscience, 26:487-498.  Reprint PDF