Casey VickstromCasey Vickstrom

Research Interest

I am interested in molecular and systems-level neuroscience, in particular in the context of neurobiological pathophysiology.

Advisor: Qing-Song Liu, PhD, Pharmacology and Toxicology


BA, 2014, Northwestern University
Majors: Biological Sciences

Research Experience

Medical College of Wisconsin, 2016-present
Advisor: Qing-Song Liu, PhD
Project: Our lab investigates the neural mechanisms of reward and drug addiction, with a particular interest in the endocannabinoid system in these and other processes.

Northwestern University, 2012-2014
Advisor: Dr. Geoffrey Kansas
Project: I studied the molecular mechanisms of cell extravasation from blood vessels, with a focus on selectin:selectin ligand interactions in the mechanism of small cell lung cancer metastasis.


Chen Y, Liu X, Vickstrom CR, Liu MJ, Zhao L, Viader A, Cravatt BF, Liu QS (2016) Neuronal and Astrocytic Monoacylglycerol Lipase Limit the Spread of Endocannabinoid Signaling in the Cerebellum. eNeuro 3.


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