Robert Levenson, PhD

    • 6823 Citations
    • 47 h-Index
    1976 …2021
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    Research interests

    Dr. Robert Levenson’s research has focused on the molecular regulation of GPCR signaling and the etiology of schizophrenia and substance abuse. He is currently a senior member of the University of Pennsylvania Center for Translational Research on the Clinical Neurobiology of Drug Addiction.

    Teaching and educational interests

    Dr. Robert Levenson serves as co-director of the MD/PhD Medical Scientist Training Program at Penn State Collge of Medicine.

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    Projects 1984 2021

    medical student
    training program
    student
    physician
    career
    Heroin Dependence
    mu Opioid Receptor
    Opioid Analgesics
    Heroin
    Prefrontal Cortex

    Mu Opioid Receptor in Addiction

    Levenson, R., Ferraro, T. & Berrettini, W.

    National Institutes of Health

    9/30/085/31/13

    Project: Research project

    Receptor-Interacting Protein Serine-Threonine Kinases
    mu Opioid Receptor
    Opioid Analgesics
    Proteins
    Substance-Related Disorders

    Calcium Signaling &Prefrontal Deficits in Schizophrenia

    Levenson, R., Arnsten, A. F. T., Bradberry, C., Lidow, M., Krystal, J., Selemon, L., Mathalon, D., Bergson, C., Mc Cormick, D., Gao, W., Friedman, H., Rakic, P. & McCormick, D.

    National Institutes of Health

    12/12/0311/30/09

    Project: Research project

    Dopamine
    Schizophrenia
    Dopamine Receptors
    Calcium
    Prefrontal Cortex
    Epitopes
    Photoreceptor Cells
    Isoenzymes
    Hydra
    Genes

    Research Output 1976 2019

    Open Access
    Wnt Proteins
    Alternative Splicing
    Proteins
    Yeasts
    mu Opioid Receptor
    2 Citations (Scopus)

    Identifying novel members of the Wntless interactome through genetic and candidate gene approaches

    Petko, J. A., Tranchina, T., Patel, G., Levenson, R. & Justice-Bitner, S., Apr 1 2018, In : Brain Research Bulletin. 138, p. 96-105 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Cannabinoid Receptors
    Genes
    Proteins
    Reward
    Opioid Analgesics
    5 Citations (Scopus)

    Early avoidance of a heroin-paired taste-cue and subsequent addiction-like behavior in rats

    Jenney, C. B., Petko, J. A., Ebersole (Anderson), B., Njatcha, C. V. N., Uzamere, T. O., Alexander, D. N., Grigson-Kennedy, P. S. & Levenson, R., Jan 1 2016, In : Brain Research Bulletin. 123, p. 61-70 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Heroin
    Cues
    Saccharin
    Receptor-Interacting Protein Serine-Threonine Kinases
    Pharmaceutical Preparations
    15 Citations (Scopus)

    Effect of C-Terminal S-palmitoylation on D2 dopamine receptor trafficking and stability

    Ebersole (Anderson), B., Petko, J. A., Woll, M., Murakami, S., Sokolina, K., Wong, V., Stagljar, I., Luscher, B. & Levenson, R., Nov 4 2015, In : PloS one. 10, 11, 140661.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Lipoylation
    Dopamine D2 Receptors
    Cysteine
    cysteine
    Receptor-Interacting Protein Serine-Threonine Kinases
    7 Citations (Scopus)

    Low expression of D2R and wntless correlates with high motivation for heroin

    Tacelosky, D. M., Alexander, D. N., Morse, M., Hajnal, A., Berg, A., Levenson, R. & Grigson-Kennedy, P. S., Dec 1 2015, In : Behavioral Neuroscience. 129, 6, p. 744-755 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Heroin
    Motivation
    Opioid Analgesics
    Pharmaceutical Preparations
    Drug Overdose