Sydney Houser

  • Assistant Researcher

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Sydney Houser graduated with a B.S. in Biology and Psychology-Neuroscience and a minor in Biochemistry. During undergraduate, Sydney worked in a behavioral neuropharmacology lab which focused on bridging substance use with the experimental analysis of behavior in rodent models. Since starting at the BIO Center in August 2023, she has been responsible for performing thermal analysis and UPLC analysis, as well as coordinating and executing our PK rodent studies.


B.S. in Biological Sciences, Psychology-Neuroscience, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2023, Lincoln

Selected Publications

Houser, S.D., McNealy, K.R., Barrett, S.T., & Bevins, R.A. (2023). Varenicline but not cotinine increased the value of a visual stimulus reinforcer in rats: No evidence for synergy of the two compounds. Pharmacology Biochemistry Behavior.

McNealy, K.R., Houser, S.D., Barrett, S.T., & Bevins, R.A. (2022). Investigating sex differences and the effect of drug exposure order in the sensory reward-enhancing effects of nicotine and d-amphetamine alone and in combination. Neuropharmacology.