Dr. Cottone is co-director of the Laboratory of Addictive Disorders. Dr. Cottone’s research interests focus on the neurobiological substrates of motivated behaviors including feeding and addiction. The major goal of Dr. Cottone’s research is identifying the biological bases of and potential treatments for eating disorders and obesity. Current studies concern the role of stress in compulsive eating and palatable food dependence. Areas of focused research include the investigation of the neurobiological bases of stress-related disorders such as anxiety and depression. Dr. Cottone’s studies are carried out on environmental and genetic animal models, using behavioral, biochemical, and molecular approaches.
Dr. Cottone co-directs a graduate course in neuropsychopharmacology offered for the first time in Fall 2010 which examines the interaction between behavior and classes of drugs that affect the central nervous system.
- Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences
- Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine
- University of Rome, PhD
- University of Palermo, MS
- University of Palermo, BS
- University of Palermo, PharmD
- Published on 10/17/2019
Moore CF, Leonard MZ, Micovic NM, Miczek KA, Sabino V, Cottone P. Reward sensitivity deficits in a rat model of compulsive eating behavior. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2019 Oct 17. PMID: 31622973.
- Published on 9/4/2019
Seiglie MP, Huang L, Cottone P, Sabino V. Role of the PACAP system of the extended amygdala in the acoustic startle response in rats. Neuropharmacology. 2019 12 01; 160:107761. PMID: 31493466.
- Published on 6/14/2019
Quadir SG, Cottone P, Sabino V. Role of Sigma Receptors in Alcohol Addiction. Front Pharmacol. 2019; 10:687. PMID: 31258483.
- Published on 12/1/2018
Moore CF, Blasio A, Sabino V, Cottone P. Impulsive choice does not predict binge-like eating in rats. Behav Pharmacol. 2018 12; 29(8):726-731. PMID: 30325787.
- Published on 3/19/2018
Moore CF, Panciera JI, Sabino V, Cottone P. Neuropharmacology of compulsive eating. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2018 03 19; 373(1742). PMID: 29352024.
- Published on 2/27/2018
Moore CF, Sabino V, Cottone P. Trace Amine Associated Receptor 1 (TAAR1) Modulation of Food Reward. Front Pharmacol. 2018; 9:129. PMID: 29535626.
- Published on 11/20/2017
Apicco DJ, Ash PEA, Maziuk B, LeBlang C, Medalla M, Al Abdullatif A, Ferragud A, Botelho E, Ballance HI, Dhawan U, Boudeau S, Cruz AL, Kashy D, Wong A, Goldberg LR, Yazdani N, Zhang C, Ung CY, Tripodis Y, Kanaan NM, Ikezu T, Cottone P, Leszyk J, Li H, Luebke J, Bryant CD, Wolozin B. Reducing the RNA binding protein TIA1 protects against tau-mediated neurodegeneration in vivo. Nat Neurosci. 2018 01; 21(1):72-80. PMID: 29273772.
- Published on 10/31/2017
Moore CF, Schlain GS, Mancino S, Sabino V, Cottone P. A behavioral and pharmacological characterization of palatable diet alternation in mice. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2017 Dec; 163:1-8. PMID: 29097161.
- Published on 8/24/2017
Moore CF, Sabino V, Koob GF, Cottone P. Neuroscience of Compulsive Eating Behavior. Front Neurosci. 2017; 11:469. PMID: 28883784.
- Published on 1/1/2017
Sabino V, Hicks C, Cottone P. Sigma Receptors and Substance Use Disorders. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2017; 964:177-199. PMID: 28315272.
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