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Jennifer Mitchell, PhD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Neurology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address675 Nelson Rising Lane
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone510-985-3921
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-7567-8129 Additional info
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


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    University of California, San FranciscoPh.D.1999 Graduate Division (Neuroscience)
    Reed CollegeB.A.1992Department of Psychology

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    I conduct translational neuroscience research that rests at the intersection of psychology, pharmacology, and genetics. My work is focused on understanding the neural mechanisms responsible for decision-making, impulsivity, and other mechanisms in relation to drug and alcohol abuse, and on developing novel treatment strategies for these disorders. Our group uses a combination of behavioral pharmacology, genetics, electrophysiology, and fMRI to conduct research in both animal and human models of choice, impulsivity, compulsivity, and other factors that may regulate hazardous drug and alcohol use and decision-making in humans.

    DoD Awarded Grants

    W81XWH-14-2-0143 Institute for Translational Neuroscience 2013
    W81XWH-13-2-0075 Institute for Translational Neuroscience 2012
    W81XWH-12-2-0048 Institute for Translational Neuroscience 2011
    W81XWH-11-2-0145 Institute for Translational Neuroscience 2010
    W81XWH-07-1-0431 Human Functional Imaging of Central Nervous System Opioids in Alcohol Reward 2007

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    Metabotropic glutamate receptor function in cocaine
    NIH/NIDA F32DA014735Oct 1, 2001 - Sep 30, 2002
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. The catechol-O-methyltransferase inhibitor tolcapone modulates alcohol consumption and impulsive choice in alcohol use disorder. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2020 Oct; 237(10):3139-3148. Coker AR, Weinstein DN, Vega TA, Miller CS, Kayser AS, Mitchell JM. PMID: 32617646.
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    2. Enhancing prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD among veterans with oxytocin: Design of a multisite randomized controlled trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2020 Aug; 95:106074. Flanagan JC, Mitchell JM, Baker NL, Woolley J, Wangelin B, Back SE, McQuaid JR, Neylan TC, Wolfe WR, Brady KT. PMID: 32561468.
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    3. Differentiation of primate primordial germ cell-like cells following transplantation into the adult gonadal niche. Nat Commun. 2018 12 17; 9(1):5339. Sosa E, Chen D, Rojas EJ, Hennebold JD, Peters KA, Wu Z, Lam TN, Mitchell JM, Sukhwani M, Tailor RC, Meistrich ML, Orwig KE, Shetty G, Clark AT. PMID: 30559363.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    4. Dopamine, time perception, and future time perspective. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2018 Oct; 235(10):2783-2793. Mitchell JM, Weinstein D, Vega T, Kayser AS. PMID: 30027496.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Right inferior frontal cortex activity correlates with tolcapone responsivity in problem and pathological gamblers. Neuroimage Clin. 2017; 13:339-348. Kayser AS, Vega T, Weinstein D, Peters J, Mitchell JM. PMID: 28066708.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Intranasal Oxytocin Selectively Modulates Social Perception, Craving, and Approach Behavior in Subjects With Alcohol Use Disorder. J Addict Med. 2016 May-Jun; 10(3):182-9. Mitchell JM, Arcuni PA, Weinstein D, Woolley JD. PMID: 27159342.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Dopamine, locus of control, and the exploration-exploitation tradeoff. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2015 Jan; 40(2):454-62. Kayser AS, Mitchell JM, Weinstein D, Frank MJ. PMID: 25074639.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Intra-VTA deltorphin, but not DPDPE, induces place preference in ethanol-drinking rats: distinct DOR-1 and DOR-2 mechanisms control ethanol consumption and reward. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2014 Jan; 38(1):195-203. Mitchell JM, Margolis EB, Coker AR, Allen DC, Fields HL. PMID: 24033469.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 10     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    9. Catechol-O-methyltransferase genotype modulates opioid release in decision circuitry. Clin Transl Sci. 2013 Oct; 6(5):400-3. Mitchell JM, O'Neil JP, Jagust WJ, Fields HL. PMID: 24127930.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    10. Dopamine, corticostriatal connectivity, and intertemporal choice. J Neurosci. 2012 Jul 04; 32(27):9402-9. Kayser AS, Allen DC, Navarro-Cebrian A, Mitchell JM, Fields HL. PMID: 22764248.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 37     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Alcohol self-administration, anxiety, and cortisol levels predict changes in delta opioid receptor function in the ventral tegmental area. Behav Neurosci. 2012 Aug; 126(4):515-22. Mitchell JM, Margolis EB, Coker AR, Fields HL. PMID: 22708955.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 3     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    12. Varenicline decreases alcohol consumption in heavy-drinking smokers. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2012 Oct; 223(3):299-306. Mitchell JM, Teague CH, Kayser AS, Bartlett SE, Fields HL. PMID: 22547331.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 70     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. The anticonvulsant levetiracetam potentiates alcohol consumption in non-treatment seeking alcohol abusers. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2012 Apr; 32(2):269-72. Mitchell JM, Grossman LE, Coker AR, Messing RO. PMID: 22367657.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Alcohol consumption induces endogenous opioid release in the human orbitofrontal cortex and nucleus accumbens. Sci Transl Med. 2012 Jan 11; 4(116):116ra6. Mitchell JM, O'Neil JP, Janabi M, Marks SM, Jagust WJ, Fields HL. PMID: 22238334.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 62     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    15. A novel opioid receptor-mediated enhancement of GABAA receptor function induced by stress in ventral tegmental area neurons. J Physiol. 2011 Sep 01; 589(17):4229-42. Margolis EB, Mitchell JM, Hjelmstad GO, Fields HL. PMID: 21690191.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 10     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    16. Now or Later? An fMRI study of the effects of endogenous opioid blockade on a decision-making network. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2009 Sep; 93(3):291-9. Boettiger CA, Kelley EA, Mitchell JM, D'Esposito M, Fields HL. PMID: 19258022.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 27     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Delta-opioid receptor expression in the ventral tegmental area protects against elevated alcohol consumption. J Neurosci. 2008 Nov 26; 28(48):12672-81. Margolis EB, Fields HL, Hjelmstad GO, Mitchell JM. PMID: 19036960.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 45     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    18. Naltrexone aversion and treatment efficacy are greatest in humans and rats that actively consume high levels of alcohol. Neurobiol Dis. 2009 Jan; 33(1):72-80. Mitchell JM, Bergren LJ, Chen KS, Rowbotham MC, Fields HL. PMID: 18955144.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    19. Midbrain dopamine neurons: projection target determines action potential duration and dopamine D(2) receptor inhibition. J Neurosci. 2008 Sep 03; 28(36):8908-13. Margolis EB, Mitchell JM, Ishikawa J, Hjelmstad GO, Fields HL. PMID: 18768684.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 114     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    20. Immediate reward bias in humans: fronto-parietal networks and a role for the catechol-O-methyltransferase 158(Val/Val) genotype. J Neurosci. 2007 Dec 26; 27(52):14383-91. Boettiger CA, Mitchell JM, Tavares VC, Robertson M, Joslyn G, D'Esposito M, Fields HL. PMID: 18160646.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 117     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. The Asp40 mu-opioid receptor allele does not predict naltrexone treatment efficacy in heavy drinkers. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2007 Feb; 27(1):112-5. Mitchell JM, Fields HL, White RL, Meadoff TM, Joslyn G, Rowbotham MC. PMID: 17224736.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Cholecystokinin is necessary for the expression of morphine conditioned place preference. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2006 Dec; 85(4):787-95. Mitchell JM, Bergren LJ, Chen KS, Fields HL. PMID: 17196636.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 7     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    23. Endogenous opioid blockade and impulsive responding in alcoholics and healthy controls. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2007 Feb; 32(2):439-49. Mitchell JM, Tavares VC, Fields HL, D'Esposito M, Boettiger CA. PMID: 17047667.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 47     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    24. Impulsive responding in alcoholics. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2005 Dec; 29(12):2158-69. Mitchell JM, Fields HL, D'Esposito M, Boettiger CA. PMID: 16385186.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 119     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. A single injection of the kappa opioid antagonist norbinaltorphimine increases ethanol consumption in rats. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2005 Nov; 182(3):384-92. Mitchell JM, Liang MT, Fields HL. PMID: 16001119.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 44     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    26. Locomotor activity predicts acquisition of self-administration behavior but not cocaine intake. Behav Neurosci. 2005 Apr; 119(2):464-72. Mitchell JM, Cunningham CL, Mark GP. PMID: 15839792.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 24     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    27. Cocaine self-administration selectively decreases noradrenergic regulation of metabotropic glutamate receptor-mediated inhibition in dopamine neurons. J Neurosci. 2004 Jun 02; 24(22):5209-15. Paladini CA, Mitchell JM, Williams JT, Mark GP. PMID: 15175391.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 6     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    28. Modulation of anxiety-like behavior and morphine dependence in CREB-deficient mice. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2004 Jun; 29(6):1122-33. Valverde O, Mantamadiotis T, Torrecilla M, Ugedo L, Pineda J, Bleckmann S, Gass P, Kretz O, Mitchell JM, Schütz G, Maldonado R. PMID: 15029152.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 45     Fields:    Translation:Animals
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