• 1758 Citations
  • 27 h-Index
1989 …2020

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Area of Expertise

The focus of my research has two broad aims.
The first aim is to screen compounds that will attenuate the subjective and reinforcing effects of abused drugs as part of a NIDA-funded contract searching for effective treatment drugs for addiction to cocaine, methamphetamine, nicotine, and marijuana.
The second aim is to evaluate the potential abuse liability of novel designer drugs that are increasingly available as "legal" alternatives to controlled substances. We use drug discrimination procedures which assess the subjective effects of common drugs of abuse such as cocaine, methamphetamine, nicotine, and marijuana, with designer drugs like MDMA (Ecstasy), with opioids like morphine, or with hallucinogens like LSD. We also test the reinforcing/rewarding effects of drugs using the conditioned place preference and self-administration assays.

Education/Academic qualification

BA in Behavioral Science, The University of Chicago

MA in Behavior Science, University of Houston

PhD in Psychology , Utah State University

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Research Output

  • 1758 Citations
  • 27 h-Index
  • 64 Article
  • 7 Review article
  • 1 Comment/debate
  • 1 Short survey
  • Methylenedioxymethamphetamine-like discriminative stimulus effects of seven cathinones in rats

    Gatch, M. B., Dolan, S. B. & Forster, M. J., 1 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Behavioural pharmacology. p. 378-384 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Cannabinoid-like effects of five novel carboxamide synthetic cannabinoids

    Gatch, M. B. & Forster, M. J., Jan 2019, In : NeuroToxicology. 70, p. 72-79 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 7 Scopus citations
  • 4 Scopus citations