Bolton, JL, Ruiz, CM, Rismanchi, N, Sanchez, GA, Castillo, E, Huang, J, Cross, C, Baram, TZ & Mahler, SV (in press). Early-Life Adversity Facilitates Acquisition of Cocaine Self-Administration and Induces Persistent Anhedonia. Neurobiology of Stress.

Farrell, MR, Schoch, H, & Mahler, SV. (in press). Modeling Cocaine Relapse in Rodents: Behavioral Considerations and Circuit Mechanisms. Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry.

Mahler, SV & Aston-Jones, G. (2018). CNO evil? Considerations for the use of DREADDs in behavioral neuroscience. Neuropsychopharmacology.

Mahler, SV. (2018). Stay alert: don’t get hurt. Nature Neuroscience, 21(1), 3-5..

James, MH, McGlinchey, EM, Vattikonda, A, Mahler, SV & Aston-Jones, G. (2018). Cued reinstatement of cocaine- but not sucrose-seeking is dependent upon dopamine signaling in prelimbic cortex and is associated with recruitment of prelimbic neurons that project to contralateral nucleus accumbens core. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 21(1): 89–94

Schoch, H, Huerta, MY, Ruiz, CM, Farrell, MR, Jung, KM, Huang, JJ, Campbell, RR, Piomelli, D & Mahler, SV. (in press). Adolescent cannabinoid exposure increases natural reward seeking and alters learning. Psychopharmacology

Buchta, WC, Mahler, SV, Harlan, B, Aston-Jones, G, Riegel, AC. (2017). Dopamine terminals from the ventral tegmental area gate intrinsic inhibition in the prefrontal cortex. Physiological Reports, 5(6), e13198

James, MH, Mahler, SV, Moorman, DE, & Aston-Jones, G. (in press). A decade of orexin/hypocretin in addiction: Where are we now? Current Topics in Behavioral Neuroscience.

McGlinchy, EM, James, MH, Mahler, SV, Pantazis, C & Aston-Jones (2016). Prelimbic to accumbens core pathway is recruited in a dopamine-dependent manner to drive cued reinstatement of cocaine seeking. Journal of Neuroscience, 36(33), 8700-11.

Smith, KS, Bucci, DJ, Luikart, BW, Mahler, SV (2016). DREADDs: Use and Application in Behavioral Neuroscience. Behavioral Neuroscience, PMID: 26913540

Mahler, SV, Moorman, DE, Smith, RJ, James, MH & Aston-Jones, G. (2014). Motivational activation: A unifying hypothesis of orexin/hypocretin function. Nature Neuroscience, 17(10), 1298-1303.

Mahler, SV, Vazey, EM, Beckley, JT, Keistler, CR, McGlinchy, EM, Kaufling, J, Wilson, SP, Deisseroth, K, Woodward, JJ, Aston-Jones, G (2014). Designer receptors show role for ventral pallidum input to ventral tegmental area in cocaine seeking. Nature Neuroscience, 17, 577-585.

Mahler, SV, Hensley-Simon, M, Tahsili-Fahadan, P, LaLumiere, RT, Thomas, C, Fallon, RV, Kalivas, PW & Aston-Jones, G. (2014). Modafinil attenuates reinstatement of cocaine seeking: Role for cystine-glutamate exchange and metabotropic glutamate receptors. Addiction Biology, 19(1), 49-60.

Mahler, SV, Smith, RJ & Aston-Jones, G. (2013). Interactions between VTA orexin and glutamate in cue-induced reinstatement of cocaine seeking in rats. Psychopharmacology, 226, 687-698.

Mahler, SV, Moorman, DE, Feltenstein, ME, Cox, BM, Ogburn, KB, Bachar, M, McGonigal, JT, Ghee, SM & See, RA (2013). A rodent “self- report” measure of methamphetamine craving? Rat ultrasonic vocalizations during methamphetamine self-administration, extinction, and reinstatement. Behavioural Brain Research, 236, 78-89.

Mahler, SV,& Aston-Jones, GS. (2012). Fos activation of selective afferents to ventral tegmental area during cue-induced reinstatement of cocaine seeking in rats. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(38), 13309-13325.

*Featured in “Journal Club” article: Cole, S, Furlong, TM & Perry CJ. (2013). “Recruitment of multiple pathways to ventral tegmental area during cocaine-seeking behavior” Journal of Neuroscience, 33(6), 2239-41.

Mahler, SV, Smith, RJ, Moorman, DE, Sartor, GC & Aston-Jones, G. (2012). Multiple roles for orexin/hypocretin in addiction. Progress in Brain Research, 198, 79-121.

Mahler, SV & Berridge, KC. (2012). What and when to ‘want?’ Amygdala opioid focusing of incentive salience on cues for sugar and sex. Psychopharmacology. 221, 407-26.

Mahler, SV & de Wit, H (2010). Cue reactors: Individual differences in cue-induced craving after food or smoking abstinence. PLoS One 5(11): w15475. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0015475

Smith, KS, Mahler, SV, Peciña, S & Berridge, KC (2010). Hedonic hotspots: Generating sensory pleasure in the brain. In: ML Kringelbach & KC Berridge (Eds.). Pleasures of the Brain. Oxford University Press: Oxford UK.

Mahler, SV & Berridge, KC. (2009). Which cue to ‘want?’ Central amygdala opioid activation enhances and targets incentive salience on a prepotent reward cue. Journal of Neuroscience, 29(20), 6500-13.

Mahler, SV, Smith, KS & Berridge, KC. (2007). Endocannabinoid hedonic hotspot for sensory pleasure: Anandamide in nucleus accumbens shell enhances ‘liking’ of a sweet reward. Neuropsychopharmacology, 32(11), 2267-78.

Acheson, A, Mahler, SV, Chi, H & de Wit, H. (2006) Differential effects of nicotine on alcohol consumption in men and women. Psychopharmacology, 186(1), 54-63.

Mahler, SV & de Wit, H. (2005). Effects of haloperidol on reactions to smoking cues in humans. Behavioural Pharmacology, 16(2), 123-6.

Alsene, KA, Mahler, SV, & de Wit, H. (2005). Effects of d-amphetamine and smoking abstinence on cue-induced cigarette craving. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 13(3), 209-18.

Young, EM, Mahler, S, Chi, H, & de Wit, H. (2005). Mecamylamine and ethanol preference in healthy volunteers. Alcoholism: Clinical & ExperimentalResearch. 29(1), 58-65.

Roney, JR, Mahler, SV & Maestripieri, D. (2003). Behavioral and hormonal responses of men to brief interactions with women. Evolution and Human Behavior, 24, 365-375.