Naneix F, Pinder SC, Summers MY, Rouleau RM, Robinson E, Myers KP, McCutcheon JE. No evidence that portion size influences food consumption in male Sprague Dawley rats. Physiology & Behavior, 206: 225-231.

[Preprint] Chiacchierini G, Naneix F, Peters KZ, Snoeren EMS, McCutcheon JE. Protein appetite drives neural activity in the ventral tegmental area. bioRxiv, doi: 10.1101/542340.


Murphy M, Peters KZ, Denton BS, Lee KA, Chadchankar H, McCutcheon JE. Restriction of dietary protein leads to conditioned protein preference and elevated palatability of protein-containing food in rats. Physiology & Behavior, 184: 235-241.

Hsu TM, McCutcheon JE, Roitman MF. Parallels and overlap: the integration of homeostatic signals by mesolimbic dopamine neurons. Frontiers in Psychiatry, doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00410.

McCutcheon JE, Roitman MF. Mode of sucrose delivery alters reward-related phasic dopamine signals in nucleus accumbens. ACS Chemical Neuroscience, doi: 10.1021/acschemneuro.8b00262.


Whiting L, McCutcheon JE, Neuner-Boyle CN, Roitman MF, Lutz TA. The area postrema (AP) and the parabrachial nucleus (PBN) are important sites for salmon calcitonin (sCT) to decrease evoked phasic dopamine release in the nucleus accumbens (NAc). Physiology & Behavior, 176: 9-16.


Cone JJ, Fortin SM, McHenry JA, Stuber GD, McCutcheon JE, Roitman MF. Physiological state gates acquisition and expression of mesolimbic reward prediction signals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA, 113: 1943-8.


Jones LJ, McCutcheon JE, Young AMJ, Norton WJ. Neurochemical measurements in the zebrafish brain. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscienc, 9: 246.

McCutcheon JE. The role of dopamine in the pursuit of nutritional value. Physiology & Behavior, 152(Pt B):408-15.

Fortin SM, Cone JJ, Ng-Evans S, McCutcheon JE, Roitman MF. Sampling phasic dopamine signaling with fast-scan cyclic voltammetry in awake, behaving rats. Current Protocols in Neuroscience, 70: 7.25.1-20.


McCutcheon JE, Cone JJ, Sinon CG, Fortin SM, Kantak PA, Witten IB, Deisseroth K, Stuber GD, Roitman MF. Optical suppression of drug-evoked phasic dopamine release. Frontiers in Neural Circuits 8: 114. PMID: 25278845.

Marinelli M, McCutcheon JE. Heterogeneity of dopamine neuron activity across traits and states. Neuroscience 282C:176-197. PMID: 25084048.

Cone JJ, McCutcheon JE, Roitman MF. Ghrelin acts as an interface between physiological state and phasic dopamine signaling. Journal of Neuroscience 34(14):4905-4913. PMID: 24695709.

Mietlicki-Baase EG, Ortinski PI, Reiner DJ, Sinon CG, McCutcheon JE, Pierce RC, Roitman MF, Hayes MR. Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor activation in the nucleus accumbens core suppresses feeding by increasing glutamatergic AMPA/kainate signaling. Journal of Neuroscience 34(20):6985-92. PMID: 24828651.


Wong WC, Ford KA, Pagels NE, McCutcheon JE, Marinelli M. Adolescents are more vulnerable to cocaine addiction: behavioral and electrophysiological evidence. Journal of Neuroscience 33(11):4913-22. PMID:23486962.


McCutcheon JE, Ebner SR, Loriaux AL, Roitman MF. Encoding of aversion by dopamine and the nucleus accumbens. Frontiers in Neuroscience 6:137. PMID:23055953.

McCutcheon JE, Conrad KL, Carr SB, Ford KA, McGehee DS, Marinelli M. Dopamine neurons in the ventral tegmental area fire faster in adolescent rats than in adults. Journal of Neurophysiology 108(6):1620-30. PMID: 22723669

Beeler JA, McCutcheon JE*, Cao ZFH, Murakami M, Roitman MF, Zhuang X. Taste uncoupled from nutrition fails to sustain the reinforcing properties of food. European Journal of Neuroscience 36(4):2533–2546. PMID: 22712685.

Sinkala E, McCutcheon JE*, Schuck M, Schmidt E, Roitman MF, Eddington DT. Electrode calibration with a microfluidic flow cell for fast-scan cyclic voltammetry. Lab on a Chip 12(13):2403-8. PMID: 22522908.

McCutcheon JE, Beeler JA, Roitman MF. Sucrose-predictive cues evoke greater phasic dopamine release than saccharin-predictive cues. Synapse 66(4):346-351. PMCID: PMC3269555.


Brown HD, McCutcheon JE, Cone JJ, Ragozzino ME, Roitman MF. Primary food reward and reward-predictive stimuli evoke different patterns of phasic dopamine signaling throughout the striatum. European Journal of Neuroscience 34(12):1997-2006. PMCID: PMC3237906.

McCutcheon JE, Loweth JA, Ford KA, Marinelli M, Wolf ME, Tseng KY. Group I mGluR activation reverses cocaine-induced accumulation of calcium-permeable AMPA receptors in nucleus accumbens synapses via a protein kinase C-dependent mechanism. Journal of Neuroscience 31(41):14536-14541. PMCID: PMC3220940.

McCutcheon JE, Wang X, Tseng KY, Wolf ME, Marinelli M. Calcium-permeable AMPA receptors are present in nucleus accumbens synapses after prolonged withdrawal from cocaine self-administration but not experimenter-administered cocaine. Journal of Neuroscience 31(15):5737-5743. PMCID: PMC3157976.


Conrad KL, McCutcheon JE, Cotterley LM, Ford KA, Beales M, Marinelli M. Persistent increases in cocaine-seeking behavior after acute exposure to cold swim stress. Biological Psychiatry 68(3):303-305. PMCID: PMC2907460.

 McCutcheon JE, White F, Marinelli M. Individual differences in dopamine cell neuroadaptations following cocaine self-administration. Biological Psychiatry 66(8):801-803. PMCID: PMC2767203.

 McCutcheon JE, Marinelli M. Age matters. European Journal of Neuroscience 29(5):997-1014. PMCID: PMC2761206.


McCutcheon JE, Fisher AS, Guzdar E, Wood SA, Lightman SL, Hunt SP. Genetic background influences the behavioural and molecular consequences of neurokinin-1 receptor knockout. European Journal of Neuroscience 27(3):683-690.