Professional Bio

Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Utah, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, 2010-2013

Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, emphasis in Neurobiology & Behavior, University of California, Irvine 2010

B.A. in Neuroscience, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA 2004

 

Professional Memberships

Society for Neuroscience

Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience

Women in Neuroscience

International Basal Ganglia Society

International Behavioral Neuroscience Society

Molecular and Ceullular Cognition Society

American Psychological Association Div. 28: Psychopharmacology & Substance Abuse

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests

  • Neurobiology of drug addiction
  • Role of drug-cue memories in relapse
  • Mechanisms of psychostimulant neurtoxicity
  • Basal ganglia disorders

Publications

Friend DM,  Fricks-Gleason AN, Keefe KA (2013). Is there a role for nitric oxide in methamphetamine-induced dopamine terminal degeneration?. Neurotoxicity Research. Epub ahead of print.

Friend DM, Son JH, Keefe KA, Fricks-Gleason AN (2013). Expression and activity of nitric oxide synthase isoforms in methamphetamine-induced striatal dopamine toxicity. Journal of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics 344(2):511-21.

Fricks-Gleason AN, Keefe KA (2013). Evaluating the role of neuronal nitric oxide synthase-containing striatal interneurons in methamphetamine-induced dopamine neurotoxicity. Neurotoxicity Research 24(2):288-97.

Fricks-Gleason AN, Keefe KA (2013). Evaluating the role of neuronal nitric oxide synthase-containing striatal interneurons in methamphetamine-induced dopamine neurotoxicity. Neurotoxicity Research 24(2):288-97.

Fricks-Gleason AN, Khalaj AJ, Marshall JF (2012). Dopamine D1 receptor antagonism impairs extinction of cocaine-cue memories. Behavioural Brain Research 226(1):357-60.

Fricks-Gleason AN, Khalaj AJ, Marshall JF (2012). Dopamine D1 receptor antagonism impairs extinction of cocaine-cue memories. Behavioural Brain Research 226(1):357-60.

Fricks-Gleason AN, Marshall JF (2011). Role of dopamine D1 receptors in the activation of nucleus accumbens extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) by cocainepaired contextual cues. Neuropsychopharmacology 36(2):434-44.

Fricks-Gleason AN, Marshall JF (2011). Role of dopamine D1 receptors in the activation of nucleus accumbens extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) by cocainepaired contextual cues. Neuropsychopharmacology 36(2):434-44.

Fricks-Gleason AN, Marshall JF (2008). Post-retrieval β-adrenergic receptor blockade: Effects on extinction and reconsolidation of cocaine-cue memories. Learning & Memory 15(9): 643-648.

Fricks-Gleason AN, Marshall JF (2008). Post-retrieval β-adrenergic receptor blockade: Effects on extinction and reconsolidation of cocaine-cue memories. Learning & Memory 15(9): 643-648.

O’Dell SJ, Gross NB, Fricks AN, Casiano BD, Nguyen TB, Marshall JF (2007). Running wheel exercise enhances recovery from nigrostriatal dopamine injury without inducing neuroprotection. Neuroscience 144(3): 1141-1151.

Invited Talks

45th Annual Winter Conference on Brain Research (2012) Panel Presenter, Dopamine D1 (2012) Panel Presenter, Dopamine D1 receptor antagonism impairs extinction of cocaine-cue memories.

University of Utah, Dept. of Pharmacology & Toxicology Seminar Series (2010) Neural (2010) Neural substrates underlying the effects of catecholamines on cocaine-cue memories. (2010) Neural substrates underlying the effects of catecholamines on cocaine-cue memories.

Conference & Symposium Presentations

Fricks-Gleason AN, Keefe KA (2012) Evaluating the role of neuronal nitric oxide synthase-containing striatal interneurons in methamphetamine-induced dopamine neurotoxicity. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 360.06

Fleckenstein AE, Keefe KA, German CL, Friend DM, Hanson GR, Fricks-Gleason AN (2012) Identification of a novel change in the dopamine transporter induced by a repeated, high-dose regimen of methamphetamine. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 42.08

Fricks-Gleason AN, Keefe KA (2012) Role of neuronal nitric oxide synthase-containing striatal interneurons in methamphetamine-induced dopamine neurotoxicity. 74th Annual Meeting of The College on Problems of Drug Dependence, June 9-14, Palm Springs, CA

Fricks-Gleason AN, Friend DM, Keefe KA (2012) The role of neuronal nitric oxide synthase-containing striatal interneurons in methamphetamine-induced dopamine neurotoxicity. 45th Annual Winter Conference on Brain Research, January 21-26, Snowbird, UT

Fricks-Gleason AN, Friend DM, Keefe KA (2011) The role of neuronal nitric oxide synthase-containing striatal interneurons in methamphetamine-induced dopamine neurotoxicity. Gordon Research Conference on Catecholamines, August 6-12, Lewiston, ME

Fricks-Gleason AN, Friend DM, Keefe KA (2010) The role of neuronal nitric oxide synthase-containing striatal interneurons in methamphetamine-induced dopamine neurotoxicity. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 577.18

Fricks-Gleason AN, Marshall JF (2010) Role of dopamine D1 receptors in the activation of nucleus accumbens extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) by cocainepaired contextual cues. Neuroscience Mini-Symposium, Society for Neuroscience Intermountain Chapter Poster Session, October 22, Snowbird, UT

Fricks-Gleason AN (2010) Role of dopamine D1 receptors in the activation of nucleus accumbens extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) by cocaine-paired contextual cues. 10th Triennial Meeting of the International Basal Ganglia Society, June 10-24, Long Branch, NJ

Fricks-Gleason AN (2009) Characterization of nucleus accumbens core neurons Expressing phosphorylated ERK in response to cocaine-paired cues. 3rd Annual NeuroBlitz Graduate Student Seminar Series, UC Irvine

Fricks-Gleason AN, Marshall JF (2009) Characterization of nucleus accumbens core neurons expressing phosphorylated ERK in response to cocaine-paired cues. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 753.3

Fricks-Gleason AN, Marshall JF (2009) Characterization of nucleus accumbens core neurons expressing phosphorylated ERK in response to cocaine-paired cues. 8th Annual Meeting of the Molecular and Cellular Cognition Society, October 15-16, Chicago, IL

Fricks-Gleason AN, Marshall JF (2008) Post-retrieval β-adrenerergic receptor blockade: Effects on extinction and reconsolidation of cocaine-cue memories. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 159.3

Fricks-Gleason AN, Marshall JF (2008) Post-retrieval β-adrenerergic receptor blockade: Effects on extinction and reconsolidation of cocaine-cue memories. 7th Annual Meeting of the Molecular and Cellular Cognition Society, November 13-14, Washington, D.C.

Fricks-Gleason AN (2008). Post-retrieval β-adrenerergic receptor blockade: Effects on extinction and reconsolidation of cocaine-cue memories. 2nd Annual NeuroBlitz Graduate Student Seminar Series, UC Irvine

Fricks-Gleason AN, Marshall JF (2008). Post-retrieval propranolol blocks reconsolidation of cocaine-cue memories. 3rd Biannual Synaptic Plasticity Workshop, March 15-18, Lake Arrowhead, CA

Fricks-Gleason AN (2008). β-adrenerergic antagonism attenuates memory for a cocainepaired environment. 1st Annual NeuroBlitz Graduate Student Seminar Series, UC Irvine

Fricks AN, Miller CA, Marshall JF (2006). Characterization of limbic and cortical neurons expressing phosphorylated extracellular signal-regulated kinase after cocaine or cocaine-paired contexts. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 485.7

Fricks AN, Miller CA, Marshall JF (2006). Characterization of limbic and cortical neurons expressing phosphorylated extracellular signal-regulated kinase after cocaine or cocaine-paired contexts. 5th Annual Meeting of the Molecular and Cellular Cognition Society, October 12-13, Atlanta, GA

Fricks AN (2005). Running wheel exercise enhances recovery in an animal model of Parkinson’s Disease. 7th Conference on the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, April 21-22, Irvine, CA

Awards & Recognition

Awards

NIDA Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship Awardee (1F32 DA031523), PI: A.N. Fricks- Gleason, University of Utah, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, 2011-2013

Early Career Investigator Travel Award, The College on Problems of Drug Dependence – Annual Meeting, 2012

Young Investigator Travel Fellowship, 45th Annual Winter Conference on Brain Research,
2012

Roger W. Russell Scholar’s Award in the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, UC Irvine, Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 2009

Graduate Student Travel Fellowship, UC Irvine, Graduate Division & School of Biological
Sciences, 2005, 2006, 2008, & 2009

NIDA Institutional Predoctoral Training Grant Awardee (5T32 DA007318), PI: D. Piomelli,

UC Irvine, School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology, 2005-2006

 

Independent Funding

1F32DA031523 (Fricks-Gleason, A.N., PI), NIH/NIDA, 5-1-11 thru 7-31-13, nNOScontaining striatal interneurons and methamphetamine neurotoxicity. The goal of this project was to determine the underlying causes of methamphetamine-induced neurotoxicity and to examine the role of dopamine signaling and neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS)-containing striatal interneurons in this toxicity.