Jeffery D. Steketee, Ph.D.

Jeffery D. Steketee, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Pharmacology


The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
424 Crowe Research Building
874 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-4585
Email: Jeffery D. Steketee



Education

  • Ph.D. Institution: University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Houston
  • Postdoctoral: Washington State University, Department of Neuropharmacology, Pullman

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Research Interests

Our lab studies the neurocircuitry of drug addiction. Using behavioral, pharmacological and neurochemical techniques, we study the involvement of specific brain regions in the actions of stimulants (cocaine and amphetamine), inhalants (toluene), and ethanol.

Representative Publications

  • Timmer KM, Steketee JD. Group I metabotropic glutamate receptors in the medial prefrontal cortex: role in mesocorticolimbic glutamate release in cocaine sensitization. Synapse. 2013 Dec;67(12):887-96. doi: 10.1002/syn.21699. Epub 2013 Aug 30. PubMed PMID: 23913407.
  • Slominski AT, Zmijewski MA, Skobowiat C, Zbytek B, Slominski RM, Steketee JD. Sensing the environment: regulation of local and global homeostasis by the skin's neuroendocrine system. Adv Anat Embryol Cell Biol. 2012;212:v, vii, 1-115. Review. PubMed PMID: 22894052; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3422784.
  • Xue Y, Steketee JD, Sun W. Inactivation of the central nucleus of the amygdala reduces the effect of punishment on cocaine self-administration in rats. Eur J Neurosci. 2012 Mar;35(5):775-83. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2012.08000.x. Epub 2012 Feb 6. PubMed PMID: 22304754; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3295929.
  • Timmer KM, Steketee JD. Examination of a role for metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 in the medial prefrontal cortex in cocaine sensitization in rats. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2012 May;221(1):91-100. doi: 10.1007/s00213-011-2548-1. Epub 2011 Nov 16. PubMed PMID: 22147256.
  • Lu L, Xue Y, Steketee JD, Rebec GV, Sun W. Regulation of cocaine-induced reinstatement by group II metabotropic glutamate receptors in the ventral tegmental area. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2012 Mar;220(1):75-85. doi: 10.1007/s00213-011-2455-5. Epub 2011 Sep 1. PubMed PMID: 21881873.
  • Liu K, Steketee JD. Repeated exposure to cocaine alters medial prefrontal cortex dopamine Dâ‚‚-like receptor modulation of glutamate and dopamine neurotransmission within the mesocorticolimbic system. J Neurochem. 2011 Oct;119(2):332-41. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-4159.2011.07362.x. Epub 2011 Sep 20. PubMed PMID: 21692802.

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