Kimberly Badanich | College of Arts & Sciences | USF Sarasota-Manatee

Kimberly Badanich, Ph.D.
Visiting Instructor - Psychology

Phone:  941-359-4451
Fax:  941-359-4489
Office:  SMC C242
Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Kimberly Badanich is a Visiting Instructor of Psychology at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee.  Her research expertise is in the field of Cognitive Neuroscience.  Dr. Badanich received her BS in Psychology from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC and her Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from The University of South Florida in Tampa, FL.(more...) During her graduate career, Dr. Badanich worked with Dr. Cheryl L. Kirstein to investigate the effects of alcohol and other drugs of abuse on behavior and brain neurochemistry in the developing rodent.  Specifically, Dr. Badanich studied how repeated drug exposure early in life impacted drug-seeking behaviors (conditioned place preference; CPP) as well as the normal development of brain neurochemistry [mesolimbic dopamine (DA)].  Dr. Badanich continued her research in the field of addiction as a Post-doctoral Fellow at The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, SC.  As a Post-doc, Dr. Badanich worked with Dr. John J. Woodward and Howard C. Becker in the Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs and The Charleston Alcohol Research Center (one of fifteen Alcohol Research Centers supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, a component of the National Institutes of Health).  At MUSC, she investigated the long-term effects of alcohol abuse on cognitive abilities and neurophysiology.  Specifically, Dr. Badanich was awarded an individual post-doctoral training award (F32) through the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to assess the impact of alcohol dependency in mice on performance of tasks requiring behavioral flexibility (attention set-shifting).  Furthermore, she characterized the acute alcohol sensitivity of glutamatergic and GABAergic transmission in neurons from the orbitofrontal cortex using acute slice patch-clamp electrophysiology.  During her spare time she enjoys running and practicing Muay Thai. (hide...)

Featured Publications

Badanich, K.A., Mulholland, P.J., Beckley, J.T., Trantham-Davidson, H., Woodward, J.J. (2013) Ethanol Reduces Neuronal Excitability of Lateral Orbitofrontal Cortex Neurons Via a Glycine Receptor Dependent Mechanism. Neuropsychopharmacology. [Epub ahead of print]

Badanich, K.A.
, and Kirstein, C.L. (2012) Cocaine-Induced Reinstatement of a Conditioned Place Preference in Developing Rats: Involvement of the D2 Receptor Brain Sciences, 2(4): 573-588.

Badanich, K.A.
, Becker, H.C., Woodward, J.J. (2011) Effects of chronic intermittent ethanol exposure on orbitofrontal and medial prefrontal cortex-dependent behaviors in mice. Behavioral Neuroscience, 125 (6): 879-891.  

Badanich, K.A., Doremus-Fitzwater, T.L., Mulholland, P.J., Randall, P.K., Delpire, E., Becker, H.C. (2011) NR2B-deficient mice are more sensitive to the locomotor stimulant and depressant effects of ethanol. Genes, Brain, and Behavior, 10(7): 805-16.  

Badanich, K.A., Maldonado, A.M., Kirstein, C.L. (2007) Chronic ethanol exposure during adolescence increases basal dopamine in the nucleus accumbens septi during adulthood. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 31(5): 895-900.  

Badanich, K.A., Adler, K.J., & Kirstein, C.L. (2006). Adolescents differ from adults in cocaine conditioned place preference and cocaine-induced dopamine in the nucleus accumbens septi. European Journal of Pharmacology, 550, 95-106.


Syllabi from recent semesters. Click on Course Prefix and Number to review course syllabus.
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Courses for Fall 2013
Ref# 88249 PSB 4004C Sec: 521,   Physiological Psychology, TR Noon-1:15pm 
Ref# 91086 PSY 3204   Sec: 591,   Psychological Statistics,  M 6pm-8:50pm
Ref# 84110 PSY 3213   Sec: 521,   Research Methods in Psych, TR 10am-11:50am 
Ref# 84152 PSY 3213   Sec: 529,   Research Methods in Psych , TR 4pm-5:50pm, LOC: USFSM @ North Port

Courses for Summer 2013
Ref# 56780  EXP 4404 Sec: 521     Psychology of Learning, T 1:00pm-2:49pm

Courses for Spring 2013

Ref # 18558 EXP 4404 Sec: 599,  Psychology of Learning, T 6pm-8:50pm LOC: USFSM @ North Port
Ref # 18548 PSB 4004 Sec: 521,  Physiological Psychology,  TR 1:30pm-02:45pm
Ref # 18549 PSY 3204 Sec: 521,  Psychological Statistics, TR 12pm-1:15pm
Ref # 18550 PSY 3204 Sec: 599,  Psychological Statistics, R 6pm-8:50pm LOC: USFSM @ North Port