Taylor Templeton-Jager

Curriculum vitae

Department of Physiology


1901 Perdido Street
MEB Room 7272
New Orleans, LA 70112

Dissertation Research

Part of my work investigates the roll of stress on escalation of cocaine self-administration in male and female rats. I am evaluating how an established predator odor model of stress influences self-administered intravenous (I.V.) cocaine intake in male and female rats in short- and long-access paradigms.

In a second part of my dissertation project, I examine sex and time differences in the neurobiology of cocaine self-administering rats using Western Blots.

My third project focuses on the potential role of a pharmaceutical therapeutic to attenuate cocaine self-administration. Here, I study sex differences in operant conditioning and dose response curves in systemic and site-specific drug treatment.