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Postdoctoral Research Associate
The Scripps Research Institute
Laboratory of Dr. Loren H. Parsons
Department: Committee on Neurobiology of Addictive Disorders,
3030 Science Park Road, Suite SP30-2003.
(Mailing Address) The Scripps Research Institute,
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Membership Information

Membership Category:
Research Scientists

Member Since: 2007


Luis Natividad, Ph.D., M.A.

Luis Natividad, Ph.D., M.A.


Ph.D. in Psychology (emphasis in Neuroscience), University of Texas at El Paso
M.A. in Psychology, University of Texas at El Paso
B.A. in Psychology, University of Texas at Austin


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Recent Publications


Natividad, L.A., Tejeda, H.A., Torres, O.V., O’Dell, L.E. (2010). Nicotine withdrawal produces a decrease in extracellular levels of dopamine in the nucleus accumbens that is lower in adolescent versus adult male rats. Synapse, 64(2):136-145.

Torres, O.V., Natividad, L.A., Tejeda, H.A., Van Weelden, SA., O’Dell, L.E. (2009). The rewarding and aversive effects of nicotine in female rats are age-, hormone-, and sex-dependent. Psychopharmacology, 206(2):303-12.