Katsidoni Vasileia(Vicky)- Chrysovalanti

  • PhD Student - Department of Psychology
  • psyp168@psy.soc.uoc.gr
  • Profile
  • Research
  • Publications

Studies

  • PhD Student. Department of Psychology. School of Social Sciences. University of Crete (October 2012 – Present).
  • Master degree in Neurosciences. School of Medicine. University of Crete (2010 – 2012).
  • Bachelor (BA) in Psychology. Department of Psychology. Faculty of Social Sciences. University of Crete (2005 – 2010)

Doctoral Thesis Title

The effects of physical exercise on brain reward circuits.

Brief Description

The aim of the Doctoral Thesis is to examine the effects of chronic voluntary exercise –during development, i.e. from weaning until early adulthood- on the sensitivity of brain reward circuits as well as on the reward and psychomotor stimulating effects of drugs of abuse. We also conduct neurochemical analyses to determine potential correlates for the behaviors that we study.

Research Funding

The research is funded by the Department of Psychology and the Research Committee of the University of Crete

Supervisors

  • George Panagis (Supervisor), Professor in Biopsychology, University of Crete.
  • Andreas Kastellakis (Co-Supervisor), Associate Professor in Psychophysiology, University of Crete.
  • Kiriaki Thermou-Katerinopoulou (Co-Supervisor), Professor of Pharmacology, School of Medicine. University of Crete.

Publications

  • Katsidoni V., Apazoglou K., Panagis G. (2011) Role of serotonin 5-ΗΤ2Α and 5-ΗΤ2C receptors on brain stimulation reward and the reward-facilitating effect of cocaine, Psychopharmacology, 213(2-3), 337-354.
  • Κatsidoni, V., Anagnostou, I., & Panagis, G. (2013). Cannabidiol inhibits the reward-facilitating effect of morphine: involvement of 5-HT1A receptors in the dorsal raphe nucleus, Addiction Biology, 18, 286-296
  • Katsidoni, V., Kastellakis A., & Panagis, G. (2013). Biphasic effects of 9-tetrahydrocannabinol on brain stimulation reward and motor activity. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 16, 2273-2284.
  • Katsidoni, V., Fotiadou, M., Sagnou, M., & Panagis, G. (2014). Curcumin inhibits the reward-facilitating effect of morphine: Differential contribution of curcuminoid compounds, Psychopharmacology, 231, 4467-4478.
  • Katsidoni, V., Tzatzarakis, M., Karzi, V.,., Thermos, K., Kastellakis, A. & Panagis, G. (2020). Differential effects of chronic voluntary wheel –running on morphine induced brain stimulation reward, motor activity and striatal dopamine levels, Psychopharmacology, submitted.

Conference Presentations

Poster Presentations

  • Katsidoni V., & Panagis G. (2009). “Stimulation of 5-HT2A and 5-HT2C receptors blocks the reward-facilitating effect of cocaine in the rat”, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. Conference Abstract: 41st European Brain and Behaviour Society Meeting. Doi: 10.3389/conf.neuro.08.2009.09.187
  • Katsidoni V., & Panagis G. (2010). “Role of serotonin 5-HT2A and 5-HT2C receptors on the reward-facilitating effect of cocaine”, Επιθεώρηση Κλινικής Φαρμακολογίας και Φαρμακοκινητικής, 24(2), 156
  • Panagis, G., Katsidoni, V., & Anagnostou, E. (2012). “Cannabidiol inhibits the reward-facilitating effect of morphine: Involvement of 5-HT1A receptors in the dorsal raphe nucleus”, FENS Abstracts, 92.01.
  • Katsidoni, V., & Panagis, G. (2012). “Long-term voluntary physical exercise overcomes emotional and social deficits induced by early-life stress in rats”, FENS Abstracts, 137.07.
  • Katsidoni, V., & Panagis, G. (2013). Chronic voluntary wheel-running exercise decreases the sensitivity of medial forebrain bundle self-stimulation and the reward-facilitating effects of psychostimulants, Abstract Book of the 15th Biennal Meeting of the EBPS, E5, p.57.
  • Katsidoni, V., Fotiadou, M., Sagnou, M., & Panagis, G. (2013). Effects of curcumin on brain stimulation reward and the reward-facilitating effect of morphine. Abstract Book of the 15th Biennal Meeting of the EBPS, E14, p.60-61.
  • Katsidoni, V., & Panagis, G. (2014). “Chronic voluntary wheel-running exercise modulates the rewarding efficacy and the locomotor responses of Δ9- tetrahydrocannabinol” FENS Abstracts, C145.