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CDAP > Basic Science Researchers > Dr. Patrick Mulholland
Dr. Patrick Mulholland

Dr Mulholland

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosciences
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences


Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PAB.A. 2000Psychology 
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KYM.S. 2003 Psychopharmacology
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KYPh.D.  2005


Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SCPostdoctoral2005Neuroscience

Professional Experience

2000-2001Predoctoral Fellow, Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program, University of Kentucky
2002-2003Predoctoral Trainee, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Department of Behavioral Sciences, University of Kentucky
2003-2005Predoctoral Fellow, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky
2005-2006Postdoctoral Trainee, NIAAA, Charleston Alcohol Research Center, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
2006-2009Postdoctoral Fellow, NIAAA, Department of Neurosciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
2009-2010Research Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
2010-presentAssistant Professor, Department of Neurosciences and Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Awards and Honors 

2002Behavioral Neuroscience Outstanding Student Award, University of Kentucky
2002-2005Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) Annual Meeting Student Merit Award, NIAAA
2003Academic Visitor, Collaboration with Hillary J. Little, PhD, St. George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK
2003Enoch Gordis Predoctoral Research Recognition Award, RSA/NIAAA
2004Guze Symposium on Alcoholism Travel Award, Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO
2004Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Chapters/Eli Lilly Company Graduate Student Travel Award
2004-2006Merit Award, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science Magazine
2005Michael T. Nietzel Outstanding Graduate Student Award, University of Kentucky
2007RSA Annual Meeting Postdoctoral Merit Award, NIAAA, Chicago, IL
2007NIDA-SfN Mini-Convention: Frontiers in Addiction Research Travel Award
2008RSA Memorial Travel Award, RSA, Washington, DC
2008Enoch Gordis Postdoctoral Research Recognition Award, RSA/NIAAA
20081st place Oral Presentation Awards (2), Perry V. Halushka Research Day, MUSC, Charleston Research Institute & Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center

Recent Publications

Gorelova N, Mulholland PJ, Chandler LJ & Seamans JK. The glutamatergic component of the mesocortical pathway emanating from different subregions of the ventral midbrain. Cerebral Cortex 22(2):327-336, 2012. PMCID: 3256405

Kroener S, Mulholland PJ, New NN, Gass JT, Becker HC & Chandler LJ. Chronic alcohol exposure alters behavioral and synaptic plasticity of the rodent prefrontal cortex. PLoS One 7(5):e37541, 2012. PMCID: 3364267

Mulholland PJ. K(Ca)2 channels: novel therapeutic targets for treating alcohol withdrawal and escalation of alcohol consumption. Alcohol 46(4):309-315, 2012. PMCID: 3358436

Mulholland PJ, Jordan BA & Chandler LJ. Chronic ethanol up-regulates the synaptic expression of the nuclear translational regulatory protein AIDA-1 in primary hippocampal neurons. Alcohol 46(6):569-576, 2012. PMCID: 3411901

Pava MJ, Blake EM, Green ST, Mizroch BJ, Mulholland PJ & Woodward JJ. Tolerance to cannabinoid-induced behaviors in mice treated chronically with ethanol. Psychopharmacology 219(1):137-147, 2012. PMCID: 3249519

Prendergast MA & Mulholland PJ. Glucocorticoid and polyamine interactions in the plasticity of glutamatergic synapses that contribute to ethanol-associated dependence and neuronal injury. Addiction Biology 17(2):209-223, 2012. PMCID: 3254017

Roberto M, Kash TL, Mulholland PJ, Marty VN, Gilpin NW & Walker BM. Introduction to Young Investigator Award Symposium: Symposium XII: Young Investigator Award. Alcohol 46(4):301-302, 2012.

Badanich KA, Mulholland PJ, Beckley JT, Trantham-Davidson H & Woodward JJ. Ethanol reduces neuronal excitability of lateral orbitofrontal cortex neurons via a glycine receptor dependent mechanism. Neuropsychopharmacology 38(7):1176-1188, 2013. PMCID: 3656360

Jung Y, Mulholland PJ, Wiseman SL, Judson Chandler L & Picciotto MR. Constitutive knockout of the membrane cytoskeleton protein beta adducin decreases mushroom spine density in the nucleus accumbens but does not prevent spine remodeling in response to cocaine. European Journal of Neuroscience 37(1):1-9, 2013. PMCID: 3538958

Konadhode RR, Pelluru D, Blanco-Centurion C, Zayachkivsky A, Liu M, Uhde T, Glen WB, Jr., van den Pol AN, Mulholland PJ & Shiromani PJ. Optogenetic stimulation of MCH neurons increases sleep. Journal of Neuroscience 33(25):10257-10263, 2013. PMCID: 3685832


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