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Graduate Student
The University of Texas at El Paso
Department of  Psychology
500 West University Avenue
El Paso, TX 79902
(760) 693-8605

Membership Information

Membership Category:
Graduate Student

Member Since: 2012


Joseph A. Pipkin, M.A.



MA,      California State University, San Bernardino
B.A.      San Diego State University

About Me

Joe graduated with his B.A. in Psychology from San Diego State University. From there he continued his education at California State University, San Bernardino and obtained a Master's in Behavioral Neuroscience. At CSU, San Bernardino, Joe examined early exposure to nicotine on subsequent methamphetamine use. He is currently part of the Social, Cognition and Neuroscience Ph.D. program at the University of Texas at El Paso, which he started in August 2012. 

Research Statement

His current research interests involve studying the neurobiological and neurochemical mechanisms of drug-seeking behavior and relapse. In addition, he is interested in the neurobiological and behavioral mechanisms of addiction in relation to diabetes. Ongoing studies are examining the role of insulin and dopaminergic agents in modulating the enhanced rewarding effects of nicotine in diabetic rats.

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