Prescott joined the NILA laboratory in 2008. He attended the University of Michigan for undergraduate studies, where he received his B.S. in Biological Psychology and Cognitive Science in 2004. After his undergraduate studies, he worked as an associate scientist at Schering-Plough Research Institute, until matriculating at Temple University in 2008. Prescott's current research invovles studying the effects of acute and chronic nicotine on attention and impulsivity.
Representative publications and/or presentations:
P.T. Leach, C.A. Morgan, M.E. Cohen-Williams, G.B. Varty, L.A. Hyde. Cognitive impairments produced by the mGluR5 antagonist MTEP are likely mediated by the mGluR5 receptor. Society for Neuroscience. (2007) 424.7
S.X. Lu, R.A. Del Vecchio, T.M. Kazdoba, P.T. Leach, B.J. Werner, L.A. Hyde, G.B. Varty, R.A. Hodgson. Characterization of the PDE10A inhibitor, papaverine, in mouse models of schizophrenia. Society for Neuroscience. (2007) 500.16
L.A. Hyde, P.T. Leach, Q. Zhang, G. Terracina, L. Zhang. Deficits in fear conditioning in transgenic CRND8 mice are present at multiple ages and are not reversed by the potent gamma secretase inhibitor SCH 697466. Society for Neuroscience. (2007) 529.28