Faculty

Mary M Torregrossa, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

450 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh
 
PA
 
15219
Assistant
Michele Nace

Education & Training

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

Professional Affiliations

Member, Society for Neuroscience
Associate Member, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
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 processes; Adolescent drug exposure long term effects
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Rich MT, Huang YH, Torregrossa MM. Caclineurin promotes neuroplastic changes in the amygdala associated with weakened cocaine-cue memories. J Neurosci. 2020, 40:1344-1354.
  2. Rich MT, Huang YH, Torregrossa MM. Plasticity at thalamo-amygdala synapses regulates cocaine-cue memory formation and extinction. Cell Rep. 2019, 26:1010-1020.
  3. Bertholomey ML, Stone K, Lam TT, Bang S, Wu W, Nairn AC, Taylor JR, Torregrossa MM. Phosphoproteomic analysis of the amygdala response to adolescent glucocorticoid exposure reveals G-protein coupled receptor kinase 2 as a target for reducing motivation for alcohol. Proteomes. 2018, 6:41.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Education Interests

Research mentorship; Graduate student training; Medical student training/supervision