Researcher interests: Research Interests Drug addiction: finding the neural changes that underlie the development of addiction to drugs of abuse and cause relapse. Obesity and motivational eating: investigating the involvement of pathology in the reward circuitry in obesity.
FACULTY / SCHOOL: School of Medicine - IMRIC

Selected Publications

ava gatterer, dorrit inbar, kineret inbar, Yonatan Kupchik, liran a levi, nimrod bernat, noa nachshon, yonatan m kupchik
projection specific potentiation of ventral pallidal glutamatergic outputs after abstinence from cocaine (2019)| The Journal of Neuroscience| Read more
dorrit inbar, kineret inbar, Yonatan Kupchik, liran a levi, nimrod bernat, tal odesser, yonatan m kupchik
cocaine dysregulates dynorphin modulation of inhibitory neurotransmission in the ventral pallidum in a cell type specific manner (2019)| The Journal of Neuroscience| Read more
cassandra d gipson, constanza garciakeller, gregory l powell, ian a vicino, ian b hogue, julianna goenaga, Yonatan Kupchik, mark d namba, sade spencer, yonatan m kupchik
accumbens neuroimmune signaling and dysregulation of astrocytic glutamate transport underlie conditioned nicotine seeking behavior (2019)| Addiction Biology| Read more
dorrit inbar, Yonatan Kupchik, shanee mesner, shani gendelis, shira menahem, yonatan m kupchik
chronic calorie dense diet drives differences in motivated food seeking between obesity prone and resistant mice (2019)| Addiction Biology| Read more
andrew j lawrence, constanza garciakeller, danielle schwartz, david spanswick, kelsey ann jordan, Yonatan Kupchik, peter w kalivas, Robyn M Brown, sade spencer, stephanie e simonds, thomas c jhou, yonatan m kupchik
addiction like synaptic impairments in diet induced obesity (2017)| Biological Psychiatry| Read more
anaclara bobadilla, daniela neuhofer, griffin s siegel, Jasper A Heinsbroek, Yonatan Kupchik, peter w kalivas, william c griffin, yonatan m kupchik
loss of plasticity in the d2 accumbens pallidal pathway promotes cocaine seeking (2017)| The Journal of Neuroscience| Read more
Yonatan Kupchik, peter w kalivas, yonatan m kupchik
the direct and indirect pathways of the nucleus accumbens are not what you think (2017)| Neuropsychopharmacology| Read more
anaclara bobadilla, cassandra d gipson, constanza garciakeller, douglas robertswolfe, f bollati, Jasper A Heinsbroek, Yonatan Kupchik, liliana m cancela, m a esparza, peter w kalivas, Robyn M Brown, sade spencer, yonatan m kupchik
glutamatergic mechanisms of comorbidity between acute stress and cocaine self administration (2016)| Molecular Psychiatry| Read more
alexander c w smith, cassandra d gipson, douglas robertswolfe, Jasper A Heinsbroek, Yonatan Kupchik, michael d scofield, peter w kalivas, sade spencer, yonatan m kupchik
the nucleus accumbens mechanisms of addiction across drug classes reflect the importance of glutamate homeostasis (2016)| Pharmacological Reviews| Read more
Yonatan Kupchik, michael t stefanik, peter w kalivas, yonatan m kupchik
optogenetic inhibition of cortical afferents in the nucleus accumbens simultaneously prevents cue induced transient synaptic potentiation and cocaine seeking behavior (2016)| Brain Structure & Function| Read more

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