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Van A. Redila, PhD

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Van A. Redila


Redila, V.A., & Chavkin, C. (2008). Stress-induced reinstatement of cocaine-seeking is mediated by the kappa opioid system. Psychopharmacology, 200(1), 59-70.

Christie, B.R., Li, A.M., Redila, V.A., Booth, H., Wong, BK, Eadie, B.D., Ernst, C., & Simpson, E.M. (2006). Deletion of the nuclear receptor Nr2e1 impairs synaptic plasticity and dendritic structure in the mouse dentate gyrus.. Neuroscience, 137(3), 1031-1037.

Redila, V.A. & Christie, B.R. (2006). Exercise-induced changes in dendritic structure and complexity in the adult hippocampal dentate gyrus. Neuroscience, 137(4), 1299-1307.

Redila, V.A., Olson, A., Swann, S.E., Mohades, G., Webber, A.J., Weinberg, J., & Christie, B.R.  (206). Hippocampal cell proliferation is reduced following prenatal ethanol exposure but can be rescued with voluntary exercise.   Hippocampus, 16, 305-311.

Eadie, B., Redila, V.A.,  & Christie, B.R. (2005). Voluntary exercise alters the cyto-architechture of the adult dentate gyrus by increasing cellular proliferation, dendritic complexity and spine density. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 486(1), 39-47.

Christie, B.R., Swann, S.E., Fox, C.J., Froc, D., Lieblich, S.E., Redila, V.A., & Webber, A.J. (2005). Voluntary exercise rescues deficits in spatial memory and long-term potentiation in prenatal ethanol-exposed male rats.   European Journal of Neuroscience, 21(6), 1719-1726.

Redila, V.A., Aliatas, E., Smith, B.R., & Amit, Z.  (2002). Effects of Ethanol on an Acetaldehyde Drug Discrimination with a Conditioned Taste Aversion Procedure.   Alcohol 28, 103-109.

Redila,V.A., Smith, B.R., & Amit, Z. (2000). The Effects of Aminotriazole and Acetaldehyde on an Ethanol Drug Discrimination with a Conditioned Taste Aversion Procedure. Alcohol, 21, 279-285.

Mumby, D.G., Pinel, JPJ, Kornecook, T.J., Shen, M.J., & Redila, V.A. (1995). Memory deficits following lesions of hippocampus or amygdala in rat: Assessment by an object-memory test battery. Psychobiology, 23(1), 26-36.


Research Interests:

Neurobiology of drug addiction and drug relapse, effects of stress on drug relapse, learning and memory.


Ph.D. (2003); Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
BA (1992); University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada