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Richard J. Lamb, Ph.D.

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The Lamb Lab studies the Behavioral Biology of alcohol and drug addiction.  While recently we have begun to use behavioral genetic approaches, this work primarily involves behavioral pharmacological approaches.  Behavioral Pharmacology is an inherently cross-disciplinary field.  Its basis in Pharmacology and the Experimental Analysis of Behavior makes it an approach that is very conducive to translational research, and many investigators trained in Behavioral Pharmacology have at one time or another conducted both clinical and basic research.  The lab’s recent work with rats, mice and pigeons has centered on studying behavioral mechanisms that might be involved in addiction or that might be responsible for medication effectiveness.  The later potentially make such studies very useful in drug development.

Selected Publications

Lamb RJ, Pinkston JW, Daws LC. Ethanol effects on multiple fixed-interval, fixed-ratio responding in mice with deletions of the serotonin transporter gene. Behav Pharmacol. 2014 Feb;25(1):92-5.

Lamb RJ, Daws LC. Ethanol self-administration in serotonin transporter knockout mice: unconstrained demand and elasticity. Genes Brain Behav. 2013 Oct;12(7):741-7.

Ginsburg BC, Lamb RJ. A history of alternative reinforcement reduces stimulus generalization of ethanol-seeking in a rat recovery model. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013 Apr 1;129(1-2):94-101.

Romanowich P, Lamb RJ. The effects of chlordiazepoxide and d-amphetamine during a three-component multiple schedule. J Exp Anal Behav. 2013 Jul;100(1):88-101.

Pinkston JW, Lamb RJ. Delay discounting in C57BL/6J and DBA/2J mice: adolescent-limited and life-persistent patterns of impulsivity. Behav Neurosci. 2011 Apr;125(2):194-201.



Ph.D., Pharmacology, University of Arkansas for Medical Science, 1983

AB, Biology, The University of Chicago, 1979



Phone: 210-567-5483

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