Kimberly Badanich, Ph.D.
Visiting Instructor - Psychology
Office: SMC C242
Dr. Kimberly Badanich is a Visiting Instructor of Psychology at the University
of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. Her research expertise is in the field of
Cognitive Neuroscience. Dr. Badanich received her BS in Psychology from the
College of Charleston in Charleston, SC and her Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience
from The University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. During her graduate career,
Dr. Badanich worked with Dr. Cheryl L. Kirstein to investigate the effects of
alcohol and other drugs of abuse on behavior and brain neurochemistry in the
developing rodent. Specifically, Dr. Badanich studied how repeated drug
exposure early in life impacted drug-seeking behaviors (conditioned place
preference; CPP) as well as the normal development of brain neurochemistry [mesolimbic
dopamine (DA)]. Dr. Badanich continued her research in the field of addiction
as a Post-doctoral Fellow at The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in
Charleston, SC. As a Post-doc, Dr. Badanich worked with Dr. John J. Woodward
and Howard C. Becker in the Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs and The
Charleston Alcohol Research Center (one of fifteen Alcohol Research Centers
supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, a component
of the National Institutes of Health). At MUSC, she investigated the long-term
effects of alcohol abuse on cognitive abilities and neurophysiology.
Specifically, Dr. Badanich was awarded an individual post-doctoral training
award (F32) through the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to
assess the impact of alcohol dependency in mice on performance of tasks
requiring behavioral flexibility (attention set-shifting). Furthermore, she
characterized the acute alcohol sensitivity of glutamatergic and GABAergic
transmission in neurons from the orbitofrontal cortex using acute slice
patch-clamp electrophysiology. During her spare time she enjoys running and
practicing Muay Thai.
Badanich, K.A., Mulholland, P.J., Beckley, J.T., Trantham-Davidson,
H., Woodward, J.J. (2013)
Ethanol Reduces Neuronal Excitability of Lateral Orbitofrontal Cortex Neurons
Via a Glycine Receptor Dependent Mechanism. Neuropsychopharmacology. [Epub
ahead of print]
Badanich, K.A., and Kirstein, C.L. (2012)
Reinstatement of a Conditioned Place Preference in Developing Rats: Involvement
of the D2 Receptor Brain Sciences, 2(4): 573-588.
Badanich, K.A., Becker, H.C., Woodward, J.J. (2011)
of chronic intermittent ethanol exposure on orbitofrontal and medial prefrontal
cortex-dependent behaviors in mice.
Behavioral Neuroscience, 125 (6): 879-891.
Badanich, K.A., Doremus-Fitzwater, T.L., Mulholland, P.J.,
Randall, P.K., Delpire, E., Becker, H.C. (2011)
NR2B-deficient mice are more
sensitive to the locomotor stimulant and depressant effects of ethanol.
Genes, Brain, and Behavior,
Badanich, K.A., Maldonado, A.M., Kirstein, C.L. (2007)
ethanol exposure during adolescence increases basal dopamine in the nucleus accumbens septi during adulthood.
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 31(5): 895-900.
Badanich, K.A., Adler, K.J., & Kirstein, C.L. (2006).
Adolescents differ from adults in cocaine conditioned place preference and
cocaine-induced dopamine in the nucleus accumbens septi.
European Journal of Pharmacology,
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