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Christie D. Fowler, PhD

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Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2864-2163

Education:

1998  B.A., Neuroscience, Baldwin-Wallace College
2004  Ph.D., Neuroscience, Laboratory of Dr. Zuoxin Wang, Florida State University

Postdoctoral Training:

2004-2005, Laboratory of Dr. Bruce Trapp, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
2008-2014, Laboratory of Dr. Paul J. Kenny, Molecular Therapeutics, The Scripps Research Institute, Jupiter, FL

Awards & Honors:

1995-1998  Presidential Scholarship, Baldwin-Wallace College
1996-1998  Pi Gamma Mu (National Social Science Honorary)
1996-1998  Psi Chi (National Psychology Honorary)
1997-1998  Order of Omega (National Greek Leadership Honorary)
1997-1998  Dayton C. Miller Honor Society (Outstanding Scholarship Honorary), Baldwin-Wallace College
1998  William Prokasy Psychology Alumni Award, Psychology Dept., Baldwin-Wallace College
1999  Art and Sciences Fellowship Award, College of Arts and Sciences, FSU
1999  Conference Travel Award, FSU Congress of Graduate Students
2000-2001   NIH Predoctoral Training Grant in the Neurosciences Recipient, PI: Michael Rashotte, FSU Graduate Student Training Grant
2000  B.W. Robinson Memorial Endowment for the Neurosciences Award, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
2001  Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Student Poster Award, Scottsdale, AZ
2001  NIMH Travel Award for the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Scottsdale, AZ
2001   Beidler Award, Program in Neuroscience, FSU
2001  B. W. Robinson Memorial Endowment for the Neurosciences Award, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
2002  Panel Speaker, Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Amherst, MA
2003  Speaker, Graduate Research Day, Psychology Department, FSU
2003  Daisy Parker Flory Graduate Scholar Award, Phi Kappa Phi honor society, FSU
2003  B.W. Robinson Memorial Endowment for the Neurosciences Award, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
2004  Graduate Student Leadership Award, FSU
2009  NIDA Mini-convention “Frontiers in Addiction Research” Travel Award
2010  American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) Travel Award, Miami, FL
2010  Panel Speaker, ACNP annual meeting, Miami, FL
2010  Speaker, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Baltimore, MD
2011  Speaker, Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors as Therapeutic Targets: Frontiers in Basic Research & Clinical Science, Washington, DC
2011  Seminar Speaker, Max Planck Research Forum, Max Planck Florida Institute, Jupiter, FL
2011  ‘Hot Topics’ Speaker, ACNP annual meeting, Waikoloa Beach, Hawaii
2012  Travel Award, NIDA/INSERM Workshop on US-France Collaboration on Drug Abuse and Addiction Research, New Orleans, LA
2012  Panel Speaker, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Houston, TX
2014  Visiting Scientist Speaker, Center for Substance Abuse Research, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
2014   Invited Report on Progress in Brain Research, Dana Foundation, “Using Optogenetics and Designer Receptors Exclusively Activated by Designer Drugs (DREADDs)”, Fowler, Lee & Kenny
2015  Speaker, Rushton Symposium, Neuroscience Program, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
2015  Invited Speaker, Integrative Center for Addictions, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Speaker, Minority Science Programs Theory and Research Seminar, Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA
2015 Speaker, 9th Annual Health Professions Conference, Mount San Antonio College, Walnut, CA
2015 Speaker, 1st Annual Translational Nicotine Research Group Symposium, UC Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Speaker, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Western University’s College of Pharmacy, Pomona, CA
2015 Fellow, Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (CNLM)
2015 Avenir Award, NIDA
2016 Speaker, Addiction Symposium, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA
2016 Speaker, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2016 Speaker, CSULB BUILD, Long Beach, CA
2016 Associate Member, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP)
2016  ‘Scientist to Watch’, January 2016 edition, The Scientist Magazine
2016 Speaker, Addiction Symposium, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA
2016 Speaker, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2016 Speaker, Committee on the Neurobiology of Addictive Disorders, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA
2016 Speaker, Claremont Colleges (Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College), Claremont, CA
2016 Speaker, American Society for Exosomes and Microvesicles (ASEMV) annual meeting, Pacific Beach, CA
2017 Speaker, Irvine Center for Addiction Neuroscience (ICAN) annual meeting, Irvine, CA
2017 Speaker, Pharmacology Program Seminar Series, UCI, Irvine, CA
2017 Speaker, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
2017 Symposia Speaker (3 separate panels), Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) annual meeting, Florence, Italy
2017 Speaker, Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (CNLM) annual meeting, Irvine, CA
2017 Speaker, Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego (UCSD), San Diego, CA
2017 Speaker, ICAN Summer Symposium on Addiction Research for Medical Professionals, Irvine, CA
2017 Speaker, ASEMV annual meeting, Pacific Beach, CA
2017 Panel Speaker, ACNP annual meeting, Palm Springs, CA
2018 Speaker, Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
2018 Speaker, Concordia University, Irvine, CA
2018 Speaker, International Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (CNLM) annual meeting, Irvine, CA
2018 Speaker, Irvine Center for Addiction Neuroscience (ICAN) annual meeting, Irvine, CA
2018 Speaker, University of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
2018 Speaker, China Medical University meeting, Irvine, CA
2018 Scientist Spotlight Interviewee, Basic Science Network, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT)
2018 Invited Visiting Professor, University of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy

Grant Reviewer:

2013 Ad Hoc reviewer, Agence Nationale De La Recherche (French National Research Agency)
2014 Ad Hoc reviewer, Agence Nationale De La Recherche
2014 Ad Hoc reviewer, Special Emphasis Panel (UH2/UH3), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
2015 Ad Hoc reviewer, Special Emphasis Panel (UH2/UH3), NIDA
2015 Reviewer, Special Emphasis Panel (U01), NIDA
2015 Reviewer, Special Emphasis Panel (R21/R33), NIDA
2016 Reviewer, UC Center for Accelerated Innovation, NIDA
2016 Reviewer, Ad Hoc, Research “Center of Excellence” Panel (P50), NIDA
2016 Reviewer, Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development (ZonMw)
2016 Reviewer, Special Emphasis Panel, Identification of Genetic and Genomic Variants by Next-Gen Sequencing in Non-human Animal Models (U01), NIDA
2017 Reviewer, Ad Hoc, Molecular Neuropharmacology and Signaling Study Section (MNPS), NIH; February and June meetings
2017 Reviewer, Phase I, Avenir Award Program for Genetics or Epigenetics of Substance Use Disorders (DP1), NIDA; January and December meetings
2017 Reviewer, ZDA1 SXM-M, Extracellular Vesicle Tools, Technologies, and Products for Neuroscience Research (R41/R42/R43/R44), NIH
2017 Reviewer, Special Emphasis Panel, Identification of Genetic and Genomic Variants by Next-Gen Sequencing in Non-human Animal Models (U01), NIDA
2018 Reviewer, Special Emphasis Panel, Identification of Genetic and Genomic Variants by Next-Gen Sequencing in Non-human Animal Models (U01), NIDA
2018 Reviewer, Special Emphasis Panel, Exploiting Omics Assays to Investigate Molecular Regulation of Persistent HIV in Individuals with Substance Use Disorder (R61/R33), NIDA
 

Journal Editorial Board:

2015-present  Associate Editor, The Journal of Neuroscience
2018-present  Editorial Board Member, Neuropsychopharmacology
 

Journal Reviewer:

Neuropsychopharmacology; Journal of Neuroscience; Neuropharmacology; Nicotine & Tobacco Research; Psychopharmacology; Biochemical Pharmacology; Behavioral Neuroscience; Biological Psychiatry; Neuroscience; British Journal of Pharmacology; Addiction Biology; Hormones and Behavior; Frontiers in Human Neuroscience; PLOS ONE; BioMed Research International; Genes, Brain and Behavior; The Pharmacogenomics Journal; Psychiatry Research
 

Professional Society Service:

2013  Abstract Reviewer, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) Annual Meeting, Basic Science Division
2013-15 Basic Science Network Advisory Committee, SRNT
2014  Abstract Review Committee, SRNT Annual Meeting, Basic Science Division
2015 Organizer & Symposium Program Co-Chair, Translational Nicotine Research Group
2015 Abstract Review Committee, SRNT Annual Meeting, Basic Science Division
2015  Co-Organizer, Annual Symposium, Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (CNLM), UC Irvine
2015-16 Co-Organizer, ICAN Annual Symposium, UC Irvine
2016 SRNT Session Chair, SRNT Annual Meeting
2016 Abstract Review Committee, SRNT Annual Meeting, Preclinical and Basic Science Division
2016-17 Co-Organizer, ICAN Annual Symposium, UC Irvine
2017 Abstract Review Committee, SRNT Annual Meeting, Preclinical and Basic Science Division
2017 SRNT Session Chair, SRNT Annual Meeting
2017  Membership Advisory Taskforce, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP)
2018 SRNT Session Chair, SRNT Annual Meeting
2015-2018 Chair, Basic Science Network, SRNT
2018 Abstract Review Committee, SRNT Annual Meeting, Preclinical and Basic Science Division
2015-present Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (INP) Executive and Admissions Committee, UC Irvine
2015-present ICAN Executive Committee, UC Irvine
2018-present Mentor, JNeurosci Reviewer Mentoring Program, Journal of Neuroscience
2018-presentCo-Chair, Membership Advisory Taskforce, ACNP
 

Download: Dr. Christie Fowler’s Curriculum Vitae [pdf]