|Alma mater||Concordia University|
|Awards||Fellow of The Royal Society of New Zealand|
|Fields||physical and chemical aspects of drug abuse|
|Institutions||Texas A&M University Victoria University of Wellington|
|Doctoral advisor||Peter Shizgal|
After a 1982 PhD titled 'The substrate for prefrontal cortical self-stimulation: a psychophysical investigation' at Concordia University, she completed an NSERC funded post/doctoral position with Peter Milner at McGill University. She then moved to Texas A&M University where she moved through the ranks from Assistant Professor to Professor. In 2001 she moved to the Victoria University of Wellington, as a full professor.
- Horger, Brian A., Keith Shelton, and Susan Schenk. "Preexposure sensitizes rats to the rewarding effects of cocaine." Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior 37, no. 4 (1990): 707-711.
- Horger, Brian A., Melissa K. Giles, and Susan Schenk. "Preexposure to amphetamine and nicotine predisposes rats to self-administer a low dose of cocaine." Psychopharmacology 107, no. 2-3 (1992): 271-276.
- Schenk, Susan, Gary Lacelle, Kathleen Gorman, and Zalman Amit. "Cocaine self-administration in rats influenced by environmental conditions: implications for the etiology of drug abuse." Neuroscience Letters 81, no. 1-2 (1987): 227-231.
- Schenk, Susan, Brian A. Horger, Rachel Peltier, and Keith Shelton. "Supersensitivity to the reinforcing effects of cocaine following 6-hydroxydopamine lesions to the medial prefrontal cortex in rats." Brain Research 543, no. 2 (1991): 227-235.
- Schenk, Susan, Brian Partridge, and Toni S. Shippenberg. "U69593, a kappa-opioid agonist, decreases cocaine self-administration and decreases cocaine-produced drug-seeking." Psychopharmacology 144, no. 4 (1999): 339-346.
- "Susan Schenk - School of Psychology - Victoria University of Wellington". www.victoria.ac.nz.
- "Susan Schenk: ecstasy and agony". 17 March 2011.
- "Mexican tripping weed may help to wean addicts". Stuff.
- "Ecstasy is a dangerous drug and should remain illegal". Stuff.
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