Spencer Upton
205D Marx Building
Grad Student
Lab Information
Cognitive Neuroscience Systems Core Facility (Marx Building)

PhD, University of Missouri, Cognition and Neuroscience (2022-Present)

MS, Georgetown University, Integrative Neuroscience (2020)

BS, Slippery Rock University, Psychology and Philosophy (2015-2019)

Butler County Community College (2014)

Research Interests

Addiction science, fMRI, functional connectivity, rTMS/TBS, multivariate data-driven methods

Selected Publications

For complete list see: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Spencer-Upton

Upton, S., Brown, A. A., Ithman, M., Newman-Norlund, R., Sahlem, G., Prisciandaro, J. J., McClure, E. A., & Froeliger, B. (2023). Effects of Hyperdirect Pathway Theta-Burst Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation on Inhibitory Control, Craving, and Smoking in Adults with Nicotine Dependence: A Double-Blind Randomized Crossover Trial. Biological psychiatry. Cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging, S2451-9022(23)00196-9. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bpsc.2023.07.014

Upton, S., Brown, A. A., Golzy, M., Garland, E. L., & Froeliger, B. (2023). Right inferior frontal gyrus theta-burst stimulation reduces smoking behaviors and strengthens fronto-striatal-limbic resting-state functional connectivity: a randomized crossover trial. Frontiers in psychiatry14, 1166912. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2023.1166912

Brown, A. A., Upton, S., Craig, S., & Froeliger, B. (2023). Associations between right inferior frontal gyrus morphometry and inhibitory control in individuals with nicotine dependence. Drug and alcohol dependence244, 109766. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2023.109766