Faculty

Mary M Torregrossa, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

450 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh
 
PA
 
15219
Assistant
Margaret Carter

Education & Training

PhD
University of Michigan Neuroscience
Yale UniversityNeuroscience
Medical University of South CarolinaNeuroscience

Professional Affiliations

Member, Society for Neuroscience
Member, Research Society on Alcoholism
Member, College On Problems of Drug Dependence

Selected Honors & Awards

Hamilton Family Award for Basic Neuroscience Research in Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Research Interests

Addiction; Learning and memory; Adolescence
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Kirschmann EK, Pollock M, Nagarajan V, Torregrossa MM. Effects of adolescent cannabinoid self-administration in rats on addiction-related behaviors and working memory. Neuropsychopharmacol. 2017, 42: 989-1000.
  2. Kirschmann EK, McCalley DM, Edwards CM, Torregrossa MM. Consequences of adolescent exposure to the cannabinoid receptor agonist WINN55,212-2 on working memory in female rats. Front Behav Neurosci. 2017, doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2017.00137.
  3. Rich MT, Abbott TB, Chung L, Gulcicek EE, Stone KL, Colangelo CM, Nairn AC, Taylor JR, Torregrossa MM. Phosphoproteomic analysis reveals a novel mechanism of CaMKIIa regulation inversely induced by cocaine memory extinction versus reconsolidation. J Neurosci. 2016, 36:7613-7627.
  4. Bertholomey ML, Nagarajan V, Torregrossa MM. Sex differences in reinstatement of alcohol seeking in response to cues and yohimbine with and without a history of adolescent corticosterone exposure. Psychopharmacol, 2016, 233:2277-2287.
  5. Serlin H, Torregrossa MM. Adolescent rats are resistant to forming ethanol seeking habits. Dev Cog Neurosci. 2015, 16:183-190.

Education Interests

Mentoring graduate students; Mentoring undergraduates; Teaching medical students