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Professor Andrew Lawrence

Division Head — Behavioural Neuroscience

Professor Andrew Lawrence is an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow & Associate Director at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health where he is Head of the Division of Behavioural Neuroscience and runs the Addiction Neuroscience laboratory. Andrew has published over 200 original articles & reviews, and been cited >6000 times. Andrew was Treasurer of the Australian Neuroscience Society (2002-2008) and is a Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society. He was Senior Editor of The British Journal of Pharmacology (2007-2014) and is currently a reviews editor with The British Journal of Pharmacology. He is Associate Editor of Neurochemical Research and the Journal of Pharmacological Sciences. He sits on the editorial board of Addiction Biology. Andrew is the current President of the Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry.

Research Papers

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Prefrontal Dopaminergic Mechanisms of Extinction in Adolescence Compared to Adulthood in Rats

Journal

Frontiers In Behavioral Neuroscience

Volume

11

Begin Page

Date

22/2/N/A

Author(s)

Isabel C Zbukvic, Chun Hui J Park, Despina E Ganella, Andrew J Lawrence, Jee Hyun Kim
MDMA-induced neurotoxicity of serotonin neurons involves autophagy and rilmenidine is protective against its pathobiology

Journal

Neurochemistry International

Volume

105

Begin Page

80

Date

1/5/N/A

Author(s)

Linda D Mercer, Gavin C Higgins, Chew L Lau, Andrew J Lawrence, Philip M Beart
Hurdles in Basic Science Translation

Journal

Frontiers In Pharmacology

Volume

8

Begin Page

Date

18/7/N/A

Author(s)

Christina J Perry, Andrew J Lawrence
KCTD12 modulation of GABA(B) receptor function

Journal

Pharmacology Research And Perspectives

Volume

5

Begin Page

Date

1/8/N/A

Author(s)

M Li, CJ Milligan, H Wang, A Walker, L Churilov, AJ Lawrence, CA Reid, SC Hopkins, S Petrou
Central amygdala relaxin-3/relaxin family peptide receptor 3 signalling modulates alcohol seeking in rats

Journal

British Journal Of Pharmacology

Volume

174

Begin Page

3359

Date

1/10/N/A

Author(s)

Leigh C Walker, Hanna E Kastman, Elena V Krstew, Andrew L Gundlach, Andrew J Lawrence
Aripiprazole Facilitates Extinction of Conditioned Fear in Adolescent Rats

Journal

Frontiers In Behavioral Neuroscience

Volume

11

Begin Page

Date

9/5/N/A

Author(s)

Despina E Ganella, Liubov Lee-Kardashyan, Sophia J Luikinga, Danny LD Nguyen, Heather B Madsen, Isabel C Zbukvic, Russell Coulthard, Andrew J Lawrence, Jee Hyun Kim
Salt Appetite, and the Influence of Opioids

Journal

Neurochemical Research

Volume

Not Found

Begin Page

1

Date

24/6/N/A

Author(s)

CM Smith, AJ Lawrence
The Role of Orexins/Hypocretins in alcohol use and abuse

Journal

Not Found

Volume

33

Begin Page

221

Date

1/1/N/A

Author(s)

LC Walker, AJ Lawrence
Role of Lateral Hypothalamic Orexin (Hypocretin) Neurons in Alcohol Use and Abuse: Recent Advances

Journal

Current Pharmacology Reports

Volume

2

Begin Page

241

Date

1/12/N/A

Author(s)

LC Walker, SS Ch ng, AJ Lawrence
CRF and the nucleus incertus: a node for integration of stress signals

Journal

Nature Reviews Neuroscience

Volume

18

Begin Page

Date

1/2/N/A

Author(s)

Leigh C Walker, Andrew J Lawrence
Endogenous central amygdala mu-opioid receptor signaling promotes sodium appetite in mice

Journal

Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences Of The United States Of America

Volume

113

Begin Page

13893

Date

29/11/N/A

Author(s)

Craig M Smith, Lesley L Walker, Tanawan Leeboonngam, Michael J McKinley, Derek A Denton, Andrew J Lawrence
Reduced heart rate variability in pet dogs affected by anxiety-related behaviour problems

Journal

Physiology & Behavior

Volume

168

Begin Page

122

Date

1/1/N/A

Author(s)

Dennis Wormald, Andrew J Lawrence, Gabrielle Carter, Andrew D Fisher
Adolescent inhalant abuse leads to other drug use and impaired growth; implications for diagnosis

Journal

Australian And New Zealand Journal Of Public Health

Volume

41

Begin Page

99

Date

1/2/N/A

Author(s)

Rose Crossin, Sheree Cairney, Andrew J Lawrence, Jhodie R Duncan
The galanin-3 receptor antagonist, SNAP 37889, suppresses alcohol drinking and morphine self-administration in mice

Journal

Neuropharmacology

Volume

118

Begin Page

1

Date

15/5/N/A

Author(s)

Karlene J Scheller, Spencer J Williams, Andrew J Lawrence, Elvan Djouma
Toluene inhalation in adolescent rats reduces flexible behaviour in adulthood and alters glutamatergic and GABAergic signalling

Journal

Journal Of Neurochemistry

Volume

139

Begin Page

806

Date

1/12/N/A

Author(s)

Teri M Furlong, Jhodie R Duncan, Laura H Corbit, Caroline D Rae, Benjamin D Rowlands, Anthony D Maher, Fatima A Nasrallah, Carol J Milligan, Steven Petrou, Andrew J Lawrence, Bernard W Balleine
Analysis of correlations between early social exposure and reported aggression in the dog

Journal

Journal Of Veterinary Behavior-clinical Applications And Research

Volume

15

Begin Page

31

Date

1/9/N/A

Author(s)

Dennis Wormald, Andrew J Lawrence, Gabrielle Carter, Andrew D Fisher
The Nicotinic alpha 6-Subunit Selective Antagonist bPiDI Reduces Alcohol Self-Administration in Alcohol-Preferring Rats

Journal

Neurochemical Research

Volume

41

Begin Page

3206

Date

1/12/N/A

Author(s)

Jirawoot Srisontiyakul, Hanna E Kastman, Elena V Krstew, Piyarat Govitrapong, Andrew J Lawrence
Addiction, cognitive decline and therapy: seeking ways to escape a vicious cycle

Journal

Genes Brain And Behavior

Volume

16

Begin Page

205

Date

1/1/N/A

Author(s)

CJ Perry, AJ Lawrence
Extinction of conditioned cues attenuates incubation of cocaine craving in adolescent and adult rats

Journal

Neurobiology Of Learning And Memory

Volume

Not Found

Begin Page

205

Date

2/8/N/A

Author(s)

HB Madsen, IC Zbukvic, SJ Luikinga, AJ Lawrence, JH Kim
Nucleus incertus Orexin(2) receptors mediate alcohol seeking in rats

Journal

Neuropharmacology

Volume

110

Begin Page

82

Date

1/11/N/A

Author(s)

Hanna E Kastman, Anna Blasiak, Leigh Walker, Marcin Siwiec, Elena V Krstew, Andrew L Gundlach, Andrew J Lawrence
Knockdown of corticotropin-releasing factor 1 receptors in the ventral tegmental area enhances conditioned fear

Journal

European Neuropsychopharmacology

Volume

26

Begin Page

1533

Date

1/9/N/A

Author(s)

Nicola A Chen, Despina E Ganella, Ross AD Bathgate, Alon Chen, Andrew J Lawrence, Jee Hyun Kim
Nucleus incertus corticotrophin-releasing factor 1 receptor signalling regulates alcohol seeking in rats

Journal

Addiction Biology

Volume

22

Begin Page

1641

Date

1/11/N/A

Author(s)

LC Walker, HE Kastman, JA Koeleman, CM Smith, CJ Perry, EV Krstew, AL Gundlach, AJ Lawrence
Validation of modified open field behaviour as a measure of trait anxiety in the dog

Journal

Applied Animal Behaviour Science

Volume

179

Begin Page

95

Date

1/6/N/A

Author(s)

Dennis Wormald, Andrew J Lawrence, Gabrielle Carter, Andrew D Fisher
Addiction-like Synaptic Impairments in Diet-Induced Obesity

Journal

Biological Psychiatry

Volume

81

Begin Page

797

Date

1/5/N/A

Author(s)

RM Brown, YM Kupchik, S Spencer, C Garcia-Keller, DC Spanswick, AJ Lawrence, SE Simonds, DJ Schwartz, KA Jordan, TC Jhou, PW Kalivas
Physiological stress coping and anxiety in greyhounds displaying inter-dog aggression

Journal

Applied Animal Behaviour Science

Volume

180

Begin Page

93

Date

1/7/N/A

Author(s)

Dennis Wormald, Andrew J Lawrence, Gabrielle Carter, Andrew D Fisher

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Qualifications

Listed below are Professor Andrew Lawrence's qualifications.
  • BSc(Hons), PhD

Awards

Listed below are Professor Andrew Lawrence's awards.
  • 2001 The Levitt Visiting Professorship for 2001-2002 at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Iowa, USA.
  • 2003 Young Investigator Award, International Society for Neurochemistry.
  • 2005 Young Investigator Award, International Society for Neurochemistry.
  • 2005 Fellowship of the British Pharmacological Society.
  • 2006 Young Investigator Award, Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry.
  • 2007 Honorary Personal Chair, Centre for Neuroscience, University of Melbourne.
  • 2008 Research Society on Alcoholism, Lecture Series award
  • 2009 Australian Neuroscience Society medallion for services to the society.