Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • B.S., Texas Christian University

Teaching Interests

  • Introduction to Molecules and Cells Laboratory (Biol 205)
  • Organismal Biology Laboratory (Biol 206)

Selected Publications

Besheer J, Grondin JJ, Salling MC, Spanos M, Stevenson RA, Hodge CW. Interoceptive effects of alcohol require mGlu5 receptor activity in the nucleus accumbens. The Journal of Neuroscience, 2009. Jul 29;29(30):9582-91.

Besheer J, Schroeder J, Stevenson RA, Hodge CW. Ethanol-induced alterations of c-Fos immunoreactivity in specific limbic brain regions following ethanol discrimination training. Brain Research, 2008. Sep 26; 1232: 124-31.

Stevenson RA, Besheer J, Hodge CW. Comparison of Ethanol Sensitization in Adolescent and Adult DBA/2J Mice. Psychopharmacology, 2008 Apr;197(3):361-70.

Besheer J, Stevenson RA, Hodge CW. MGlu5 Receptors are Involved in the Discriminative Stimulus Effects of Self-Administered Ethanol in Rats. European Journal of Pharmacology, 2006 Dec 3; 551(1-3):71-5.

Hodge CW, Miles MF, Sharko AC, Stevenson RA, Hillmann JR, Lepoutre V, Besheer J, Schroeder JP. The mGluR5 antagonist MPEP Selectively Inhibits the Onset and Maintenance of Ethanol Self-Administration in Mice. Psychopharmacology, 2006 Jan;183(4):429-38.


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