Professor Andrew Lawrence

Professor Andrew Lawrence

Division Head
Addiction Neuroscience
- Addiction Neuroscience

Professor Lawrence is a Professorial Research Fellow within the Behavioural Neuroscience division at FNI, and head of the Addiction Neuroscience laboratory. His primary research interest is in the development of robust animal models of drug-seeking, drug-taking and drug-induced neural adaptation. In addition, his group usees these models to define new potential therapeutic targets for drug and alcohol abuse disorders. He has published over 150 original articles and reviews. Andrew Lawrence is currently Senior Editor of The British Journal of Pharmacology and also sits on the editorial boards of Neurochemical Research & Addiction Biology. In 2009, Professor Lawrence was awarded the Australian Neuroscience Society medallion for services to the society. In his spare time, Andrew is a keen cyclist and a surf life guard.

 

  1. Ryan PR, Kastman HE, Krstew EV, Rosengren KJ, Hossain MA, Churilov L, Wade JD, Gundlach AL & Lawrence AJ (2013) Relaxin-3/RXFP3 system regulates alcohol-seeking. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci (USA), 110, 20789-20794.
  2. Spanagel R, Vengeliene V, Jandeleit B, Fischer WF, Grindstaff K, Zhang X, Gallop M, Krstew EV, Lawrence AJ & Kiefer F (2014) Acamprosate produces its anti-relapse effects via calcium. Neuropsychopharmacology, 39, 783-791.
  3. Duncan JR, Gibbs SJ & Lawrence AJ (2014) Chronic intermittent toluene inhalation in adolescent rats alters behavioural responses to amphetamine and MK801. Eur. Neuropsychopharmacol., 24, 480-486
  4. Dick AL, Axelsson, M, Lawrence AJ* & Duncan JR* (2014) Specific impairments in instrumental learning following chronic intermittent toluene inhalation in adolescent rats.Psychopharmacology, 231, 1531-1542. * denotes co-corresponding authors.
  5. Wang YT, Qin WJ, Liu Q, Li YL, Liang H, Chen F, Lawrence AJ, Zhang XL, Liang JH (2014) Chaperone heat shock protein 70 in nucleus accumbens core: a novel biological target of behavioural sensitization to morphine in rats. Int. J. Neuropsychopharmacol., 17, 469-484.
  6. Bird MK, Lohmann P, West B, Brown RM, Kirchhoff J, Raymond CR & Lawrence AJ (2014) The mGlu5 receptor regulates extinction of cocaine-driven behaviors. Drug Alc. Depend.,137, 83-89.
  7. Handford CE, Tan S, Lawrence AJ & Kim JH (2014) The effect of the mGlu5 negative allosteric modulator MTEP and NMDA receptor partial agonist D-cycloserine on Pavlovian conditioned fear. Int. J. Neuropsychopharmacol., 17, 1521-1532.
  8. Kim JH, Perry C, Luikinga S, Zbukvic I, Brown RM & Lawrence AJ (2014) Extinction of a cocaine-taking context that protects against drug-primed reinstatement is dependent on the metabotropic glutamate 5 receptor. Addiction Biol., in press.
  9. Madsen HB, Koghar HS, Pooters T, Massalas JM, Drago J & Lawrence AJ (2014) Role of α4- and α6-containing nicotinic receptors in the acquisition & maintenance of nicotine self-administration. Addiction Biol., in press.
  10. Dick AL, Lawrence AJ* & Duncan JR* (2014) Chronic intermittent toluene inhalation initiated during adolescence in rats does not alter voluntary consumption of ethanol in adulthood. Alcohol, in press.
  11. Ryan PJ, Krstew EV, Sarwar M, Gundlach AL & Lawrence AJ (2014) Relaxin-3 mRNA levels in nucleus incertus correlate with alcohol and sucrose intake in rats. Drug Alc. Depend.,140, 8-16.
  12. Ash BL, Quach T, Williams SJ, Lawrence AJ & Djouma E (2014) Galanin-3 receptor antagonism by SNAP 37889 reduces motivation to self-administer alcohol and attenuates cue-induced reinstatement of alcohol-seeking in iP rats. J. Pharmacol. Sci., 125, 211-216.
  13. Li YL, Liu Q, Gong Q, Li JX, Wei SP, Wang YT, Liang H, Zhang M, Jing L, Yong Z, Lawrence AJ & Liang JH (2014) Brucine suppresses ethanol intake and preference in alcohol-preferring Fawn-Hooded rats. Acta Pharmacol Sin., 35, 853-861.
  14. Chen NA, Jupp B, Sztainberg Y, Lebow M, Brown RM, Kim JH, Chen A & Lawrence AJ (2014) Knockdown of CRF1 receptors in the ventral tegmental area attenuates cue- and acute food deprivation stress-induced cocaine-seeking in mice. J. Neurosci., 34, 11560 –11570 (featured in “This week in the journal”).
  15. Darwinkel A, Stanic D, Booth LC, May CN, Lawrence AJ & Yao ST (2014) Distribution of orexin-1 receptor-green fluorescent protein- (OX1-GFP) expressing neurons in the mouse brain stem and pons: co-localisation with tyrosine hydroxylase and neuronal nitric oxide synthase. Neuroscience, 278, 253–264 (front cover illustration).