Date of Award

Summer 8-10-2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Nesha S. Burghardt, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Stefan Schlussman, Ph.D.

Academic Program Adviser

Sandeep Prasada, Ph.D.


We used a conditioned place preference paradigm to test the rewarding effects of methamphetamine (1mg/kg) in adolescent male and female mice of two strains. We found that methamphetamine induced conditioned place preference in female C57Bl/6 and male 129/SvEv mice, but not female 129/SvEv or male C57Bl/6 mice.



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