Recent Selected Publications

Tao, C. S., Ramakrishnan, N., McPhee, M., Lewandowska, O. P., & Erb, S. (2021). Anxiety mediates the relationship between childhood adversity and perceived current life stress in a diverse sample of emerging adults. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, 26(1), 10,  256-265.

Ramakrishnan, N., McPhee, M., Sosnowski, A., Rajasingaam, V., Erb, S. (2019). Positive urgency partially mediates the relationship between childhood adversity and problems associated with substance-use in an undergraduate population, Addictive Behaviors Reports, 10, 100230.

Nguyen, D., Alushaj, E., Erb, S., & Ito, R. (2019). Dissociative effects of dorsomedial striatum D1 and D2 receptor antagonism in the regulation of anxiety and learned approach-avoidance conflict decision-making. Neuropharmacology, 146, 222–230.

Nguyen, D., Nesarajah, Y., Erb, S., & Ito, R. (2018). Repeated cocaine exposure attenuates the desire to actively avoid: A novel active avoidance runway task. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 12(108), 1–11.

Kupferschmidt, D. A., Lovejoy D. A., Erb, S (2018)  Teneurin-C terminal associated peptide (TCAP)-1 and cocaine.  In:  Preedy, V.R. (Ed) The Neuroscience Of Cocaine: Mechanisms And Treatment. Academic Press.

Nguyen, D., Fugariu, V., Erb, S., & Ito, R. (2018). Dissociable roles of the nucleus accumbens D1 and D2 receptors in regulating cue-elicited approach-avoidance conflict decision-making. Psychopharmacology, 235(8), 2233–2244.

Sasaki, A., McGowan, P. O., Erb S. (2018). A study of the effects of maternal high fat diet on behavioural responses to acute and repeated administrations of cocaine in rat offspring. Neuroscience Letters, 673:157-162.

Sasaki, A., Erb, S., McGowan, P. O. (2018). The effect of maternal overnutrition on reward and anxiety in offspring. In: Green, L. and Hester, R. (Eds.) Parental Obesity: Intergenerational Programming and Consequences. Springer.

Nguyen, D., Schumacher, A., Erb, S., Ito R. (2015)  Aberrant approach-avoidance conflict resolution following repeated cocaine pre-exposure. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 232(19):3573-83.

Sasaki, A., Sivanathan, S., Hussain, A., Shanmuganathan, P., Sivakumaran, A., Erb, S. (2015). Potentiation of the expression of cocaine-induced sensitization by a conditioned stressor. Behavioural Brain Research, 292:278-82.

Erb, S., McPhee, M., Brown, Z. J., Kupferschmidt, D. A., Song, Lifang, Lovejoy, D. A. (2014). Repeated intraveneous administrations of teneurin-C terminal associated peptide (TCAP)-1 attenuates reinstatement of cocaine seeking by corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) in rats.  Behavioural Brain Research, 269:1-5 .

Sasaki, A., Constantinof, A., Pan, P., Kupferschmidt, D. A., McGowan, P. O., Erb, S. (2014). Cocaine exposure prior to pregnancy alters the psychomotor response to cocaine and transcriptional regulation of the dopamine D1 receptor in adult male offspring. Behavioural Brain Research, 15;265:163-70.

Brown, Z. J., Kupferschmidt, D. A., Erb, S. (2012). Reinstatement of cocaine seeking in rats by the pharmacological stressors, corticotropin-releasing factor and yohimbine: role for D1/5 dopamine receptors. Psychopharmacology, 224: 431-40.

Kupferschmidt, D. A., Klas, P. G., Erb, S. (2012). Cannabinoid-1 receptors mediate the effects of corticotropin-releasing factor on the reinstatement of cocaine seeking and expression of cocaine-induced behavioural sensitization. British Journal of Pharmacology, 167: 196-206.

Johnson, S. A., Sediqzadah, S., Erb, S . (2012). Expression and resilience of a cocaine-conditioned locomotor response after brief and extended drug-free periods. Behavioural Brain Research, 230(1):69-77.

Kupferschmidt, D. A., Newman, A. E., Boonstra, R., Erb, S. (2012). Antagonism of cannabinoid 1 receptors reverses the anxiety-like behavior induced by central injections of corticotropin-releasing factor and cocaine withdrawal. Neuroscience, 204:125-33.