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Pietro Sanna, M.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
California Campus
Scripps VIVO Scientific Profile
psanna@scripps.edu
(858) 784-7180

Education

Istituto De Merode, Il Collegio San Giuseppe (College of St. Joseph, Rome)
M.D., Universitá Cattolica (Roma)

Professional Experience

-2012 Associate Professor, Molecular and Integrative Neurosciences (MIND), The Scripps Research Institute

Selected References

All Publications

Sanna, P. P., Kawamura, T., Chen, J., Koob, G. F., Roberts, A. J., Vendruscolo, L. F. & Repunte-Canonigo, V. 11╬▓-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase inhibition as a new potential therapeutic target for alcohol abuse. (2016). Translational Psychiatry, 6. PMCID: PMC4872439.

Farris, S. P., Pietrzykowski, A. Z., Miles, M. F., O'Brien, M. A., Sanna, P. P., Zakhari, S., Mayfield, R. D. & Harris, R. A. Applying the new genomics to alcohol dependence. (2015). Alcohol, 49(8), 825-836. PMCID: PMC4586299.

Vendruscolo, L. F., Estey, D., Goodell, V., Macshane, L. G., Logrip, M. L., Schlosburg, J. E., McGinn, M. A., Zamora-Martinez, E. R., Belanoff, J. K., Hunt, H. J., Sanna, P. P., George, O., et al. Glucocorticoid receptor antagonism decreases alcohol seeking in alcohol-dependent individuals. (2015). Journal of Clinical Investigation, 125(8), 3193-3197.

Repunte-Canonigo, V., Herman, M. A., Kawamura, T., Kranzler, H. R., Sherva, R., Gelernter, J., Farrer, L. A., Roberto, M. & Sanna, P. P. Nf1 regulates alcohol dependence-associated excessive drinking and gamma-aminobutyric acid release in the central amygdala in mice and is associated with alcohol dependence in humans. (2015). Biological Psychiatry, 77(10), 870-879. PMCID: PMC4428692.

Blanchard, J. W., Eade, K. T., Szucs, A., Lo Sardo, V., Tsunemoto, R. K., Williams, D., Sanna, P. P. & Baldwin, K. K. Selective conversion of fibroblasts into peripheral sensory neurons. (2015). Nature Neuroscience, 18(1), 25-35. PMCID: PMC4466122.

Repunte-Canonigo, V., Lefebvre, C., George, O., Kawamura, T., Morales, M., Koob, G. F., Califano, A., Masliah, E. & Sanna, P. P. Gene expression changes consistent with neuroAIDS and impaired working memory in HIV-1 transgenic rats. (2014). Molecular Neurodegeneration, 9, 26. PMCID: PMC4107468.

Repunte-Canonigo, V., Chen, J., Lefebvre, C., Kawamura, T., Kreifeldt, M., Basson, O., Roberts, A. J. & Sanna, P. P. MeCP2 regulates ethanol sensitivity and intake. (2014). Addiction Biology, 19(5), 791-799. PMCID: PMC3692583.

Grieder, T. E., Herman, M. A., Contet, C., Tan, L. A., Vargas-Perez, H., Cohen, A., Chwalek, M., Maal-Bared, G., Freiling, J., Schlosburg, J. E., Clarke, L., Crawford, E., et al. VTA CRF neurons mediate the aversive effects of nicotine withdrawal and promote intake escalation. (2014). Nature Neuroscience, 17(12), 1751-1758. PMCID: PMC4241147.

Chen, J. H., Repunte-Canonigo, V., Kawamura, T., Lefebvre, C., Shin, W., Howell, L. L., Hemby, S. E., Harvey, B. K., Califano, A., Morales, M., Koob, G. F., Sanna, P. P. Hypothalamic proteoglycan syndecan-3 is a novel cocaine addiction resilience factor. (2013). Nature Communications, 4, 1955. PMCID: PMC3709481.

Vendruscolo, L. F., Barbier, E., Schlosburg, J. E., Misra, K. K., Whitfield, T. W., Logrip, M. L., Rivier, C., Repunte-Canonigo, V., Zorrilla, E. P., Sanna, P. P., Heilig, M., Koob, G. F. Corticosteroid-dependent plasticity mediates compulsive alcohol drinking in rats. (2012). Journal of Neuroscience, 32(22), 7563-7571. PMCID: PMC3375621.