James Pomonis

Ph.D. 1998

Thesis Title:

Role of the Central Nucleus of the Amygdala for NPY-Opioid Interactions in Feeding

Current Position:

Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Former Position:

Chief Scientific Officer, American Preclinical Services

Senior Director of Pharmacology Services, American Preclinical Services

Major Advisor(s):

Allen Levine

Selected Publications:

  • Levine AS, Olszewski PK, Mullett MA, Pomonis JD, Grace MK, Kotz CM, Billington CJ. Intra-amygdalar injection of DAMGO: effects on c-Fos levels in brain sites associated with feeding behavior. Brain Res. 2004;1015(1-2):9-14.
  • Pomonis JD, Jewett DC, Kotz CM, Briggs JE, Billington CJ, Levine AS. Sucrose consumption increases naloxone-induced c-Fos immunoreactivity in limbic forebrain. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2000;278(3):R712-9.
  • Cleary JP, O'Hare E, Pomonis JD, Dittel PL, Hofmeister JJ, Fritz MM, Billington CJ, Levine AS. Discriminative stimulus effects of morphine: central versus peripheral training. Brain Res. 1999;847(1):26-31.
  • Kotz CM, Briggs JE, Pomonis JD, Grace MK, Levine AS, Billington CJ. Neural site of leptin influence on neuropeptide Y signaling pathways altering feeding and uncoupling protein. Am J Physiol. 1998;275(2 Pt 2):R478-84.
  • O'Hare E, Cleary J, Weldon DT, Pomonis JD, Billington CJ, Levine AS. Intrahypothalamic discriminative stimulus effects of neuropeptide Y. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 1998 ;59(2):375-8.
  • Pomonis JD, Levine AS, Billington CJ. Interaction of the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus and central nucleus of the amygdala in naloxone blockade of neuropeptide Y-induced feeding revealed by c-fos expression. J Neurosci. 1997;17(13):5175-82.
  • Pomonis JD, Billington CJ, Levine AS. Orphanin FQ, agonist of orphan opioid receptor ORL1, stimulates feeding in rats. Neuroreport. 1996;8(1):369-71.
James Pomonis