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:
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  

Vieira, P.A., Corches, A., Lovelace, J.W., Westbrook, K., Mendoza, M., & Korzus, E. (2015). Prefrontal NMDA receptors expressed in excitatory neurons control fear discrimination and fear extinction. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 119,52-62

Vieira, P.A., Lovelace, J.W., Corches, A., Rashid, A., Josselyn, S., & Korzus, E. (2014). Prefrontal consolidation supports the attainment of fear memory accuracy. Learning and Memory, 21, 394-405

Lovelace, J.W., Vieira, P.A., Corches, A., Mackie,K., & Korzus, E. (2014). Impaired memory specificity associated with deficient endocannabinoids-dependent long-term plasticity. Neuropsychopharmacology, 39, 1685-1693


TEACHING:
PSY 305: History and Systems
PSY 535: Advanced Research Methods