Beth Ann Rice

  • Graduate Student
  • Behavior
  • Behavioral Science
  • Psychology
171 Funkhouser 012G, Kastle Hall, 111k
5027599792, 5027599792
Friday 11-12
Research Interests
My research interests are largely; learning, motivation, and the neural mechanisms involved in the development and maintenance of drug addiction. Specifically, I seek to gain a comprehensive understanding of how stress hormones promote continued drug taking and relapse to psychostimulants, like cocaine. I completed my master’s degree in the department of behavioral neuroscience and psychopharmacology, here at the University of Kentucky (UK), under the mentorship of Dr. Chana Akins. I am currently a pre-doctoral trainee with the Department of Behavioral Science and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), which has allowed me to pursue my research interests fully. 
Representative Publications and Conference Presentations

Rice, B.A., Tariq, R. and Akins, C.K. (2016). Intramuscular route of administration increases potency in eliciting cocaine-induced behavioral sensitization. (Current Psychopharmacology in press) 

Akins, C.K., Gill, K., and Rice, B.A. (2015).  Cocaine induces state-dependent learning of sexual conditioning in male Japanese quail. Physiology & Behavior, pp. 150-153.

Rice, B.A., Tariq, R., Eaton, S.E. and Akins, C.K. May 2016. Behavioral effects of cocaine with repeated intramuscular administration in Japanese quail. Midwestern Psychology Association, Chicago, IL (Poster)

Rice, B.A., Keller, P. and Akins, C.K. September 2015. Identifying Individual Differences in Drug Vulnerability using an Absolute Criterion Method. European Behavioral Pharmacology Society, Verona, Italy (Poster)

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