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Keira Weed, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology


Phone: 504-568-2827

Office: SoN/AH 340

Office Hours:

Tuesdays: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesdays: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Fridays: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm




1.    Varner, K. J., Daigle, K., Weed, P. F., Lewis, P. B., Mahne, S. E., Sankaranarayanan, A., Winsauer, P. J. (2013). Comparison of the behavioral and cardiovascular effects of mephedrone with other drugs of abuse in rats. Psychopharmacology, 225(3):675-85. 

2.    Weed, P. F., Leonard, S. T., Sankaranarayanan, A., & Winsauer, P. J. (2014). Estradiol administration to ovariectomized rats potentiates mephedrone-induced disruptions of nonspatial learning. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 101(2):303-15. 

3.    Hulin, M. W., Lawrence, M. N., Amato, R. J., Weed, P. F., & Winsauer, P. J. (2015). Comparison of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and pregnanolone with existing pharmacotherapies for alcohol abuse on ethanol- and food-maintained responding in male rats. Alcohol, 49(2):127-38. 

4.    Winsauer, P.J., Filipeanu, C.M., Weed, P.F., Sutton, J.L. (2015). Hormonal status and age differentially affect tolerance to the disruptive effects of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol on learning in female rats. Frontiers in Pharmacology, 6:133. 

5.    Weed, P.F., Filipeanu, C.M., Ketchum, M.J., Winsauer, P.J. (2016). Chronic Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol during adolescence differentially modulates striatal CB1 receptor expression and the acute and chronic effects on learning in adult rats. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, 356(1):20-31.

6.    Ketchum, M.J., Weyand T.G., Weed, P.F., Winsauer, P.J. (2016). Learning by subtraction: Hippocampal activity and effects of ethanol during the acquisition and performance of response sequences. Hippocampus, 26(5):601-22.

7.    Weed, P.F., France, C.P, Gerak, L.R. (2017). Preference for an opioid/benzodiazepine mixture over an opioid alone using a concurrent choice procedure in rhesus monkeys. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, 362(1):59-66.

8.    Weed, P.F., Gerak, L.R., France, C.P. (2018). Ventilatory depressant effects of opioids alone and in combination with cannabinoids in rhesus monkeys. European Journal of Pharmacology, 833:94-99.

9.    Erwin, L.L., Nilges, M.R., DeLarge, A.F., Weed, P.F., Winsauer, P.J. (2019). Effects of noncontingent ethanol, DHEA, and pregnanolone administration on ethanol self-administration in outbred female rats. Alcohol, 75:67-77

10.  Gerak, L.R., Weed, P.F., Maguire, D.R., France, C.P. (2019). Effects of synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonist JWH-018 on abuse-related effects of opioids in rhesus monkeys. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 202:33-38.