Keith A. Trujillo, PhD
Dr. Trujillo's research interests are psychopharmacology and behavioral neuroscience with a specific focus on the neural basis of drug addiction. His current research projects include a study of tolerance and sensitivity with opiates and also the behavioral effects of dissociative drugs like phencyclidine and ketamine, with a particular emphasis on their effect on adolescents. He is also interested in Latino issues and served as an expert panelist for the National Strategic Plan on Hispanic Drug Abuse Research.
- Professor, Department of Psychology, California State University San Marcos
- Associate Director, Office for Biomedical Research and Training, California State University San Marcos
- PhD, 1985, University of California, Irvine
- Mendez, I. A., & Trujillo, K. (2008). NMDA receptor antagonists inhibit opiate antinociceptive tolerance and locomotor sensitization in rats. Psychopharmacology, 196(3), 497-509.
- Trujillo, K. A., Zamora, J. J., & Warmoth, K. P. (2008). Increased response to ketamine following treatment at long intervals: Implications for intermittent use. Biological Psychiatry, 63(2), 178-183.
- Trujillo, K. A., Castaneda, E., Martinez, D., & Gonzalez, G. (2006). Biological research on drug abuse and addiction in Hispanics: Current status and future directions. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 84, S17-S28.
- Trujillo, K. A., Kubota, K. S., & Warmoth, K. P. (2004). Continuous administration of opioids produces locomotor sensitization. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior, 79(4), 661-669.
- Redwine, K., & Trujillo, K. A. (2003). Effects of NMDA receptor antagonists on acute mu-opioid analgesia in the rat. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 76(2), 361-372.
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