Yavin Shaham, Ph.D., Senior Investigator - Principal Investigators - The Intramural Research Program of the National Institute on Drug Abuse

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Yavin Shaham, Ph.D., Senior Investigator

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NIDA IRP
251 Bayview Blvd
Suite 200, 08A711
Baltimore, MD 21224

Phone: 443-740-2723

Fax: 443-740-2827

 

Yshaham@intra.nida.nih.gov

Yavin Shaham, Ph.D., Senior Investigator

Branch Chief, Behavioral Neuroscience Branch
Section Chief, Neurobiology of Relapse Section

Ph.D. - 1992, Psychology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland

M.A. - 1988, Psychology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

B.S. - 1986, Biology & Psychology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

RESEARCH INTERESTS

We use rat models to study the cellular and neuroanatomical mechanisms that underlie relapse to drug and aggression seeking (Yavin Shaham group). We also study neurophysiological mechanisms of addictive drugs and motivated behavior (Eugene Kiyatkin group). Our current research projects include:

Current projects of Shaham group:

  • Incubation of drug craving after forced or voluntary abstinence
  • Context-induced relapse to drug seeking after punishment or extinction
  • Aggression addiction and relapse

Current projects of Eugene Kiyatkin group (In-vivo electrophysiology unit):

  • Physiological analysis of motivated behavior using single-unit recording, iontophoresis, EEG/EMG, brain thermorecording, and glutamate electrochemistry
  • Neurophysiological and neurochemical mechanisms of action of drugs of abuse (cocaine, nicotine)
  • Alterations in blood-brain barrier in normal brain functions and during drug intoxication

Selected Publications:

View more publications at PubMed.



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