philip-vieira

Philip Vieira

College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Psychology

Assistant Professor

(310) 243-3271

pvieira@csudh.edu

 

 

EDUCATION:

Ph.D.University of California, Riverside
Psychology
2014
M.A.University of California, Riverside
Psychology
2011
B.A.California State University, Fresno
Psychology
2009


RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Behavioral Neurosience, neuroplasticity, addiction, pharmacokinetics.

Human behavior ultimately derives from changes within the brain.  The broader scope of my research is to understand how neurobiology supports these changes. I currently study the role drugs of abuse play in exploiting the brain’s adaptive framework to produce maladaptive (addiction) behavior. I am also interested in the individual differences that interact with the environment to create the conditions that support drug addiction. These include epigenetics, endocrinology and drug metabolism. To that end, I am also involved in work that has developed next generation biosensors to detect real-time changes in individual drug kinetics and dynamics.


REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS:

Vieira, P.A., Shin, C., Arroyo-Currás, N., Ortega, G., Li, W., Keller, A.A., Plaxco, K.W. & Kippin, T. E. (2019). Ultra-high-precision, in-vivo pharmacokinetic measurements highlight the need for and a route towards more highly personalized medicine. Frontiers in molecular biosciences6, 69.

Ploense, K. L., Vieira, P. A., Bubalo, L., Olivarria, G., Carr, A. E., Szumlinski, K. K., & Kippin, T. E. (2018). Contributions of prolonged contingent and non-contingent cocaine exposure to escalation of cocaine intake and glutamatergic gene expression. Psychopharmacology235(5), 1347-1359.

Arroyo-Currás, N., Somerson, J., Vieira, P. A., Ploense, K. L., Kippin, T. E., & Plaxco, K. W. (2017). Real-time measurement of small molecules directly in awake, ambulatory animals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences114(4), 645-650.


Miller, B.W., Wroten, M.G., Sacramento, A.D., Silva, H.E., Ben-Shahar, O., Shin, C.,   Vieira, P.A., Kippin, T.E., & Szumlinski, K.K. (2016). Incubation of cocaine-craving requires PKCε priming within vmPFC.   Addiction Biology, doi: 10.1111/adb.12354

Vieira, P.A., & Korzus, E. (2015). CBP-dependent memory consolidation in the prefrontal cortex supports hippocampus-dependent spatial recognition learning.   Hippocampus, 25, 1532-1540

Lovelace, J.W.,   Vieira, P.A., Corches, A., & Korzus, E. (2015). Adolescent cannabis abuse leads to impaired discrimination memory and prefrontal plasticity.   Neuropsychopharmacology, 99, 242-255   



TEACHING:
PSY 305: History and Systems
PSY 320 Psychopharmacology
PSY 490 Senior Seminar: The Addicted Brain
PSY 520 Graduate Seminar in Psychopharmacology 
PSY 535: Advanced Research Methods
UNV 101 Sex, Drugs, Rock-n-Roll: The Neuroscience of Hedonism