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Khaled Moussawi

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Bioengineering Department


Lehmann, C.M., & Moussawi, K. (2023). Cell type and sex specific insights into ventral striatum deep brain stimulation for cocaine relapse. NEUROPSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, 48(3), 434-435.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1038/s41386-022-01513-z.

Joutsa, J., Moussawi, K., Siddiqi, S.H., Abdolahi, A., Drew, W., Cohen, A.L., Ross, T.J., Deshpande, H.U., Wang, H.Z., Bruss, J., Stein, E.A., Volkow, N.D., Grafman, J.H., van Wijngaarden, E., Boes, A.D., & Fox, M.D. (2022). Brain lesions disrupting addiction map to a common human brain circuit. NATURE MEDICINE, 28(6), 1249-+.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1038/s41591-022-01834-y.

Moussawi, K., Kim, M.J., Baybayan, S., Wood, M., & Mills, K.A. (2022). Deep brain stimulation effect on anterior pallidum reduces motor impulsivity in Parkinson's disease. BRAIN STIMULATION, 15(1), 23-31.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2021.11.006.

Gantz, S.C., Ortiz, M.M., Belilos, A.J., & Moussawi, K. (2021). Excitation of medium spiny neurons by 'inhibitory' ultrapotent chemogenetics via shifts in chloride reversal potential. ELIFE, 10.eLife Sciences Publications, Ltd. doi: 10.7554/eLife.64241.

Marchette, R.C.N., Tunstall, B.J., Vendruscolo, L.F., & Moussawi, K. (2021). Operant Vapor Self-administration in Mice. Bio Protoc, 11(10), e4023.Bio-Protocol, LLC. doi: 10.21769/BioProtoc.4023.

Gantz, S.C., Moussawi, K., & Hake, H.S. (2020). Delta glutamate receptor conductance drives excitation of mouse dorsal raphe neurons. ELIFE, 9.eLife Sciences Publications, Ltd. doi: 10.7554/eLife.56054.

Moussawi, K., Ortiz, M.M., Gantz, S.C., Tunstall, B.J., Marchette, R.C.N., Bonci, A., Koob, G.F., & Vendruscolo, L.F. (2020). Fentanyl vapor self-administration model in mice to study opioid addiction. SCIENCE ADVANCES, 6(32), eabc0413.American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abc0413.

Francis, T.C., Gantz, S.C., Moussawi, K., & Bonci, A. (2019). Synaptic and intrinsic plasticity in the ventral tegmental area after chronic cocaine. CURRENT OPINION IN NEUROBIOLOGY, 54, 66-72.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2018.08.013.

Moussawi, K., Meltzer, E.I., Levin, S.N., & Prasad, S. (2018). Paraneoplastic PRES from lymphoma induced hypercalcemia: Case report and review of the literature. eNeurologicalSci, 13, 24-25.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.ensci.2018.11.003.

Peters, M.E., Moussawi, K., & Rao, V. (2018). Teaching Clinical Reasoning with an Example Mnemonic for the Neuropsychiatric Syndromes of Traumatic Brain Injury. ACADEMIC PSYCHIATRY, 42(5), 686-689.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s40596-017-0831-0.

Steele, V.R., Maxwell, A.M., Ross, T.J., Moussawi, K., Abulseoud, O.O., Stein, E.A., & Salmeron, B.J. (2018). Report of transient events in a cocaine-dependent volunteer who received iTBS. BRAIN STIMULATION, 11(3), 631-633.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2018.01.004.

Meltzer, E., & Moussawi, K. (2017). Intracranial Tuberculoma in a Patient With Untreated Human Immunodeficiency Virus. JAMA NEUROLOGY, 74(3), 353-354.American Medical Association (AMA). doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2016.3362.

Moussawi, K., Gupta, A., & Reda, H. (2016). Clinical Reasoning: A 20-year-old man with headache and double vision. NEUROLOGY, 87(15), E162-E167.Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health). doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000003208.

Moussawi, K., Kalivas, P.W., & Lee, J.W. (2016). Abstinence From Drug Dependence After Bilateral Globus Pallidus Hypoxic-Ischemic Injury. BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY, 80(9), E79-E80.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2016.04.005.

Moussawi, K., Lin, D.J., Matiello, M., Chew, S., Morganstern, D., & Vaitkevicius, H. (2016). Brainstem and limbic encephalitis with paraneoplastic neuromyelitis optica. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE, 23, 159-161.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2015.08.006.

Stefanik, M.T., Moussawi, K., Kupchik, Y.M., Smith, K.C., Miller, R.L., Huff, M.L., Deisseroth, K., Kalivas, P.W., & LaLumiere, R.T. (2013). Optogenetic inhibition of cocaine seeking in rats. ADDICTION BIOLOGY, 18(1), 50-53.Wiley. doi: 10.1111/j.1369-1600.2012.00479.x.

Wang, X., Moussawi, K., Knackstedt, L., Shen, H., & Kalivas, P.W. (2013). Role of mGluR5 neurotransmission in reinstated cocaine-seeking. ADDICTION BIOLOGY, 18(1), 40-49.Wiley. doi: 10.1111/j.1369-1600.2011.00432.x.

Kupchik, Y.M., Moussawi, K., Tang, X.C., Wang, X., Kalivas, B.C., Kolokithas, R., Ogburn, K.B., & Kalivas, P.W. (2012). The Effect of N-Acetylcysteine in the Nucleus Accumbens on Neurotransmission and Relapse to Cocaine. BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY, 71(11), 978-986.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2011.10.024.

Moussawi, K., Zhou, W., Shen, H., Reichel, C.M., See, R.E., Carr, D.B., & Kalivas, P.W. (2011). Reversing cocaine-induced synaptic potentiation provides enduring protection from relapse. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 108(1), 385-390.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1011265108.

Reichel, C.M., Moussawi, K., Do, P.H., Kalivas, P.W., & See, R.E. (2011). Chronic N-Acetylcysteine during Abstinence or Extinction after Cocaine Self-Administration Produces Enduring Reductions in Drug Seeking. JOURNAL OF PHARMACOLOGY AND EXPERIMENTAL THERAPEUTICS, 337(2), 487-493.American Society for Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET). doi: 10.1124/jpet.111.179317.

Shen, H., Moussawi, K., Zhou, W., Toda, S., & Kalivas, P.W. (2011). Heroin relapse requires long-term potentiation-like plasticity mediated by NMDA2b-containing receptors. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 108(48), 19407-19412.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1112052108.

Knackstedt, L.A., Moussawi, K., Lalumiere, R., Schwendt, M., Klugmann, M., & Kalivas, P.W. (2010). Extinction Training after Cocaine Self-Administration Induces Glutamatergic Plasticity to Inhibit Cocaine Seeking. JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 30(23), 7984-7992.Society for Neuroscience. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1244-10.2010.

Moussawi, K., & Kalivas, P.W. (2010). Group II metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGlu2/3) in drug addiction. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHARMACOLOGY, 639(1-3), 115-122.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.ejphar.2010.01.030.

Moussawi, K., Pacchioni, A., Moran, M., Olive, M.F., Gass, J.T., Lavin, A., & Kalivas, P.W. (2009). N-Acetylcysteine reverses cocaine-induced metaplasticity. NATURE NEUROSCIENCE, 12(2), 182-189.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1038/nn.2250.

Shen, H.W., Toda, S., Moussawi, K., Bouknight, A., Zahm, D.S., & Kalivas, P.W. (2009). Altered Dendritic Spine Plasticity in Cocaine-Withdrawn Rats. JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 29(9), 2876-2884.Society for Neuroscience. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5638-08.2009.

Gantz, S.C., Moussawi, K., & Hake, H.S. Delta glutamate receptor conductance drives excitation of dorsal raphe neurons. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. doi: 10.1101/855353.

Gantz, S.C., Ortiz, M.M., Belilos, A.J., & Moussawi, K. Inhibitory ultrapotent chemogenetics activate dopamine D1 receptor-expressing medium spiny neurons. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. doi: 10.1101/2020.07.01.181925.

Moussawi, K., Riegel, A., Nair, S., & Kalivas, P.W. Extracellular Glutamate: Functional Compartments Operate in Different Concentration Ranges. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 5.Frontiers Media SA. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2011.00094.