Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Department of Neuroscience

Mariella De Biasi, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Neuroscience in Psychiatry
Director, Program on Cholinergic Mechanisms in Addiction and Mental Illness, Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine
Department: Psychiatry
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CRB Building: 217B
415 Curie Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Office: 215 898-9579
B.S. (Medicinal Chemistry)
University of Padua, Italy, 1987.
Ph.D. (Pharmacology and Toxicology)
University of Padua, Italy, 1993.
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Selected Publications

Papke R.L., Brunzell D.H., De Biasi, M.: Cholinergic receptors and addiction. Behavioral pharmacology of the cholinergic system. Springer Science, 2020.

Patten T. and De Biasi M.: History repeats itself: Role of characterizing flavors on nicotine use and abuse. Neuropharmacology Special Issue on Contemporary Advances in nicotine Neuropharmacology. Elsevier Oxford, 2020.

Webb K., Dani J.A., De Biasi M.: Mesolimbic Dopamine and Habenulo-Interpeduncular Pathways in Nicotine Withdrawal. Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine: Addiction. PJ Kenny and RC Pierce (eds.). Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Page: 237-250, 2020.

Blackwell J.E., Rao W., De Biasi, M., Geffen M.N.: The role of feedback from the auditory cortex in shaping responses to sounds in inferior colliculus. E-Life March 2019 Notes: DOI: (E-Pub Ahead of Print)

Quijano Cardé, N., Perez, E., Kranzler, H., De Biasi, M.: Investigating the Efficacy of GluK1-containing Kainate Receptor Inhibition to Treat Alcohol Addiction. Annual Meeting of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, in Philadelphia, PA 2019.

Fleites V., Johnson K., Markwalter P., Halberstadter K., De Biasi M.: Prenatal Morphine Self-Administration Affects Mice Offspring After Stress. MINS Year of Brain Science Technology Symposium 2019 Notes: Abstract Accepted for Poster Presentation.

Patten T. M., Dreier A., Heller E., De Biasi M.: Development of a mouse model to study the effects of adolescent vaping of Δ-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL 2019.

Quijano Cardé, N., Perez, E., Kranzler, H., De Biasi, M.: Selective GluK1-containing Kainate Receptor Blockade as a Potential Therapeutic Approach for Alcohol Dependence. The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, in Philadelphia, PA 2019.

Quijano Cardé, N., Perez, E., Kranzler, H., De Biasi, M.: Efficacy of Selective GluK1-containing Kainate Receptor Antagonism to Modulate Alcohol Consumption and Ethanol-related Phenotypes in Mice. The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Annual Meeting, in Chicago, IL 2019.

Patten T. M., Dreier A., Halberstadter K., De Biasi M.: The effect of a fruit-flavorant on nicotine consumption and preference throughout adolescence and young adulthood. American College of Neuropsychopharmacology Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL 2019.

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