- Ph.D. Psychology, Neuroscience and Behavior, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- M.A. Psychology, Neuroscience and Behavior, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- B.A. Psychology, Winona State University, Winona, MN
a neuroscientist with a specialization in drugs of abuse. I am curious about how we talk about drug abuse in the media, how we develop new ways of treating drug addiction and how we can understand the mechanisms behind why we take drugs, both legal and illegal.
My career at Alma began in
drugs of abuse, animal models of mental disorders, psychopharmacology
Swalve, N. & DeFoster, R. (2016) Framing the danger of designer drugs: mass media, bath salts and the “Miami Zombie Attack.
Smethells, J.R., Swalve, N., Brimijoin, S., Gao, Y., Parks, R.J., Greer, A., & Carroll, M.E. (2016) Long-term prevention of cocaine-taking and locomotor activation in rats treated with adenoviral vector-delivered cocaine hydrolase. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.
Swalve, N., Pittenger, S., Bevins, R.A., & Li, M. (2015) Behavioral effects of phencyclidine on nicotine self-administration and reinstatement in rats in the presence or absence of a visual stimulus. Psychopharmacology 232(16) 2877-2887