Moreno AY, Azar MR, Warren NA, Dickerson TJ, Koob GF, Janda KD. A critical evaluation of a nicotine vaccine within a self-administration behavioral model. Mol Pharm. 2010 Apr 5;7(2):431-41. PubMed PMID: 20104903. 

Marston HM, Young JW, Martin FD, Serpa KA, Moore CL, Wong EH, Gold L, Meltzer LT, Azar MR, Geyer MA, Shahid M. Asenapine effects in animal models of psychosis and cognitive function. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2009 Nov;206(4):699-714. Epub 2009 May 22. PubMed PMID: 19462162; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2755103. 
Ghirmai S, Azar MR, Cashman JR. Synthesis and pharmacological evaluation of 6-naltrexamine analogs for alcohol cessation. Bioorg Med Chem. 2009 Sep 15;17(18):6671-81. Epub 2009 Aug 6. PubMed PMID: 19683449; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2915928.  

Ghirmai S, Azar MR, Polgar WE, Berzetei-Gurske I, Cashman JR. Synthesis and biological evaluation of alpha- and beta-6-amido derivatives of 17-cyclopropylmethyl-3, 14beta-dihydroxy-4, 5alpha-epoxymorphinan: potential alcohol-cessation agents. J Med Chem. 2008 Mar 27;51(6):1913-24. Epub 2008 Feb 26. PubMed PMID: 18298057. 
George O, Ghozland S, Azar MR, Cottone P, Zorrilla EP, Parsons LH, O'Dell LE, Richardson HN, Koob GF. CRF-CRF1 system activation mediates withdrawal-induced increases in nicotine self-administration in nicotine-dependent rats. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Oct 23;104(43):17198-203. Epub 2007 Oct 5. PubMed PMID: 17921249; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2040467.  

Guillem K, Vouillac C, Azar MR, Parsons LH, Koob GF, Cador M, Stinus L. Monoamine oxidase A rather than monoamine oxidase B inhibition increases nicotine reinforcement in rats. Eur J Neurosci. 2006 Dec;24(12):3532-40. PubMed PMID: 17229101.  

Guillem K, Vouillac C, Azar MR, Parsons LH, Koob GF, Cador M, Stinus L. Monoamine oxidase inhibition dramatically increases the motivation to self-administer nicotine in rats. J Neurosci. 2005 Sep 21;25(38):8593-600. PubMed PMID: 16177026.  

Azar MR, Ahmed SH, Lintz R, Gutierrez T, Stinus L, Koob GF. A non-invasive gating device for continuous drug delivery that allows control over the timing and duration of spontaneous opiate withdrawal. J Neurosci Methods. 2004 May 30;135(1-2):129-35. PubMed PMID: 15020097.  

Azar MR, Jones BC, Schulteis G. Conditioned place aversion is a highly sensitive index of acute opioid dependence and withdrawal. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2003 Oct;170(1):42-50. Epub 2003 May 29. PubMed PMID: 12783156.  

Chen, S.A. , Azar, MR, Ahmed, S.H., and Koob, G.F.  Enhanced escalation of heroin self-administration in rats with extended access to heroin via an on-off gating minipumps.  (Society for Neuroscience, 2002)

Azar, MR, Scott, R.M., Schulteis, G., Kuczenski, R., Britton, K., Segal, D.S., Effects of long-term, low-dose methylphenidate treatment on self-administration of d-amphetamine in rats.  (Society for Neuroscience, 2001)

Morse AC, Beard JL, Azar MR, Jones BC. Sex and Genetics are Important Cofactors in Assessing the Impace of Iron Deficiecy on the Devoping Mouse Brain. Nutritional Neuroscience. 1999 2:323-35. 

Azar MR and Jones BC. Pharmacogenetics of Drugs of Abuse. Neurobehavioral Genetics: Methods and Applications, 1999, CRC Press Boca Raton, FL, pp. 341-53. 

Jones BC, Sarrieau A, Reed CL, Azar MR, Morméde P. Contribution of sex and genetics to neuroendocrine adaptation to stress in mice. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 1998 Jul;23(5):505-17. PubMed PMID: 9802125.  

Azar MR, Acar N, Erwin VG, Barbato GF, Morse AC, Heist CL, Jones BC. Distribution and clearance of cocaine in brain is influenced by genetics. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 1998 Mar;59(3):637-40. PubMed PMID: 9512065.