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Feb 23 2022

The Black Scholar Speaker Series – Dr. Angeline Dukes (Main Lecture)

The Lasting Impact of Adolescent Nicotine and THC Exposure on Adulthood Drug-Seeking Behaviors

February 23, 2022

Adolescent drug use is an ongoing epidemic. With teens having greater access to THC-containing products through statewide legalization and the growing appeal of nicotine-containing products such as flavored vapes, there is a high cause for concern of the long-term cognitive and behavioral effects of this adolescent drug exposure. In this talk, Dr. Dukes will share recent trends of teen nicotine and THC exposure as well as how pre-clinical models are being implemented to further understand the implications of this drug use on adulthood drug intake and relapse-related behaviors.


Dr. Jessica Shaw

Date posted

Feb 9, 2022

Date updated

Jun 28, 2022


Dr. Angeline Dukes | PhD

Angeline Dukes is the daughter of Haitian and Trinidadian immigrants and a first-generation college graduate. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Biology from the Historically Black College/University(HBCU), Fisk University, in 2017. She completed her final year as PhD candidate in the lab of Dr. Christie Fowler at the University of California, Irvine. As an addiction neuroscientist, her research seeks to assess the long-term effects of adolescent nicotine and cannabinoid exposure. Aside from research, she is passionate about the support and mentorship of underrepresented people in the sciences. As such, Angeline is the Founder and President of Black In Neuro. Black In Neuro is an international grassroots organization dedicated to amplifying, providing resources to, and cultivating a supportive community for Black scholars in neuroscience-related fields. (Dissertation Defended: June 2022)