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Mike Michaelides, Ph.D., Senior Investigator


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Baltimore, MD 21224

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Mike Michaelides, Ph.D., Investigator

Chief, Biobehavioral Imaging & Molecular Neuropsychopharmacology Unit

Post-doctoral Training – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY; Advisors: Yasmin L. Hurd, Ph.D. (primary), Gene Jack Wang, M.D. (secondary).

Ph.D. – Integrative Neuroscience (Biopsychology), Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY


Our laboratory implements state-of-the-art biobehavioral molecular imaging approaches integrated alongside cutting-edge neuromodulatory, molecular, pharmacological, transgenic, and bioinformatic methods for identifying behaviorally-relevant neurobiological mechanisms critical for substance abuse and addiction. Special emphasis is placed on reverse-translating findings from clinical research to animals. In addition, clinical relevance of mechanisms studied in animals is determined in humans via imaging, bioinformatics, genetics and postmortem tissue examinations.

Selected Publications:

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