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Rachael Marie Renton, B.S.


Research Assistant


University of California, Santa Barbara; 2007; Bachelor of Science, Biopsychology


Rachael has been working as a research assistant at CFMI since January of 2008. She has coordinated a study on the biphasic effects of alcohol on the brain and continues run the scanner and assist with other internal projects (as well as the projects of other PI's in the DC Metro area) as Authorized User.


Newlin D. B. and Renton R. M. (2010). A self in the mirror: mirror neurons, self-referential processing, and substance use disorders. Substance Use and Misuse, 45(11), 1697-1726.

Newlin, D. B., and Renton, R. M. (2010). Family history of alcoholism, smoking, and subjective
responses to alcohol: reply to Poikolainen (2010). Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research, 34(12):2002-2002.

Newlin D. B. and Renton R. M. (2010). High risk groups often have higher levels of alcohol response than low risk: the other side of the coin. Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research, 34(2), 199-202.

Newlin, D. B., Renton, R., Breeden, A., Kuch, J., & VanMeter, J. W. (Jun 2009). Biphasic effects of
alcohol on cerebral blood flow in humans: preliminary results. Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research, 33(6):233A-233A.


Azma S., Thompson R., Bermudez D., Renton R., Adeyemo A., Meyerhoff J., Amdur R., Green B.,
Dutton M., VanMeter J. Post-traumatic stress disorder symptom sub-cluster severity predicts gray matter volume changes better than overall symptom severity. Abstract No. 795.08. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC, Nov. 16, 2011.

Azma S, Thompson R, Bermudez D, Renton R, Adeyemo A, Meyerhoff J, Amdur J, Green B, Dutton MA, VanMeter JW. Brain structure change in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A combined surface- and voxel-based study. Organization of Human Brain Mapping. Quebec City, Canada, 2011.

Azma S., Newlin D. B., Renton R., Breeden A., Kuch J., VanMeter, J. W. (2010, March). Investigation of alcohol’s effect on the brain using arterial spin labeling: sex differences analysis. Poster session presented at Georgetown Medical Center Student Research Days, Washington, D.C.

VanMeter JW, Fricke S, Shattuck KS, Renton R, Breeden A, Brar J, Adeyemo A, Kuch J, Riesenhuber
M, Jiang X. Comparison of Functional SNR Using a 12-channel versus Circular Polarized RF Coil. Organization of Human Brain Mapping. Barcelona, Spain, 2010.

VanMeter JW, Newlin DB, Renton R, Breeden A, Motamedi G, Kuch J. Using MR Spectroscopy to
Measure Cortical Changes in a Pharmacological Agent in Real-Time. Organization of Human Brain Mapping. San Francisco, CA., 2009.