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

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DR. Yavin Shaham Lab - Neurobiology of Relapse Section

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Dr. Yavin Shaham
Behavioral Neuroscience Branch
NIH/NIDA/IRP
251 Bayview Blvd, Suite 200
Baltimore, MD 21224

Voice: (443) 740-2723

Fax: (443) 740-2827


Link to Shaham Lab Page.

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

Current Lab Members

Yavin Shaham
Yavin Shaham
Lab Chief

Jennifer Bossert
Jennifer Bossert
Staff Scientist

Jenny Chou
Jenny Chou
Branch Administrator

Anna Li
Anna Li
Post-doctoral Fellow

Sam Gloden
Sam Golden
Post-doctoral Fellow

Marco Venniro
Marco Venniro
Post-doctoral Fellow

David Reiner
David Reiner

Post-doctoral Fellow

Ida Fredriksson
Ida Fredriksson
Post-doctoral Fellow

Michelle Zhang
Michelle Zhang
Post-bac Student

Jennifer Hoots
Jennifer Hoots
Post-bac Student

Angelica Minier
Angelica Minier
Post-bac Student

Olivia Lofaro
Olivia Lofaro
Post-bac Student

Michelle Jin
Michelle Jin
Post-bac Student

 

 

Post-doc Alumni
No photoYvona Buczek (1997-1998) PhD, Pharmacol Dept, U of Toronto Research Scientist, Center for Forensic Sciences, Toronto Udi GhitzaUdi Ghitza (2004-2006) PhD, Psychology Dept. Rutgers U, NJ Health Scientist Administrator Center for Clinical Trial Network, NIDA, NIH, Rockville, MD
No photoDavid Highfield (1998-2001) PhD. Psychology Dept. U of Delaware Research Scientist, Friends Research Institute, Baltimore Sunila NairSunila Nair (2005-2009): PhD. Pharmacology Dept. U of Cincinnati Acting Assistant Professor, Psychiatry Dept. University of Washington, Seattle
Jeff GrimmJeff Grimm (1999-2001) PhD, Psychology Dept. Washington State U Professor (tenured), Psychology Dept. Western Washington U Eisuke KoyaEisuke Koya (2005-2010) PhD, Neuroscience, Free U, Amsterdam Lecturer, tenure-track, Psychology Dept. Sussex University, Brighton, England (co-mentored with Bruce Hope, main mentor)
Hans CrombagHans Crombag (1999-2001) PhD, Psychology Dept. U of Michigan Senior Lecturer, tenured, Psychology Dept. U of Sussex, Brighton, England Donna CaluDonna Calu (2010-2011) PhD, Neuroscience, U of Maryland, Baltimore Assistant Prof, tenure-track, Dept. of Neurosci. U of Maryland Medical School
Uri ShalevUri Shalev (1999-2002) PhD, Psychology Dept. Tel-Aviv, U, Israel Associate Professor (tenured), Psychology Dept. Concordia U, Montreal, Canada Carlo CifaniCarlo Cifani (2010-2011) PhD, Pharmacology, U of Camerino, Italy Associate Professor, Pharmacol Dept, Camerino U, Italy
Lin LuLin Lu (2001-2006) MD, N. China Mining Medical U, Hebei PhD. West China U of Medical Sciences Director, National Institute on Drug Dependence Professor, Beijing U, China Charles PickensCharles Pickens (2007-2012) PhD. Psychology Dept. Johns Hopkins U Assistant Professor, tenure-track, Psychology Dept, Kansas State U, Kansas
Jennifer BossertJennifer Bossert (2003-2007) PhD, Psychology Dept. McGill U, Montreal NIH staff scientist Neurobiology of Relapse Section, IRP-NIDA Florence ThebergeFlorence Theberge (2009-2012): Programme grant manager, LGC, Program
Daniele CaprioliDaniele Caprioli (2013-2016): Assistant Professor (tenure-track) Sapienza U of Rome, Rome, Italy Nathan MarchantNathan Marchant (2011-2015): Assistant Professor, Tenure-track Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Free University, Amsterdam
Daniele Caprioli Yann Pelloux (2015-2017): Post-doctoral fellow, Dept. Neuroscience & Physiology, New York U  
Post-bac Alumni

Alison ClementsAlison Clements (1998-1999) PhD, Neuroscience, UCLA, LA Associate Professor UCLA, LA

Kristina WihbeyKristina Wihbey (2007-2009) MD, Jefferson U OB/GYN resident, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, NH
Jasmine yapJasmine Yap (1999-2001) PhD, Neuroscience, Tufts U, Boston High School science teacher, Arvada High School, Arvada, CO Brittany NavarreBrittany Navarre (2009-2011) Medical student, U of Washington, Seattle
No photoKelly Badger (2001-2002) Consultant for adults with mental illnesses, St. Luke's House, Washington, DC Anna SternAnna Stern (2009-2011) Graduate student, U Penn, Philadelphia
No photoPolly Robarts (2001-2003) Laboratory technician, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore> Hila EichenbaumHila Eichenbaum (2011-2012) Medical student, Midwestern U Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, IL
Shirley LiuShirley Liu (2003-2004): MD, Touro U, SF Pediatrician, Pediatrics Dept., U Arizona Thi-KhucThi-Khuc (2011-2012) Medical student, U Virginia, VA
Jack DempseyJack Dempsey (2002-2004) Ph.D, Psychology, U of Florida Psychologist, Dept. Pediatrics, Texas Children's Hospital Sarita KambhampatiSarita Kambhampati (2011-2013) Medical Student, Saint George’s U Medical School, Grenada
David ChuangDavid Chuang (2003-2004) MD, NYU, New York Assistant Professor, Neurology Dept. Weill Cornell Medical College Rena RabeiRana Rabei (2012-2013) Medical student, Rosalind Franklin Medical School, Chicago
Robert buschRobert Busch (2004-2005) MD, St. George U, Grenada Family medicine resident, Latrobe Hospital, VA Robyn St. LaurentRobyn St. Laurent (2012-2014) Graduate student, Brown U, Providence, RI
Deepti NagarkarDeepti Nagarkar (2004-2005): Ph.D, Neuroscience, U of Michigan Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern U Tamara ZericTamara Zeric (2013-2015) Graduate student, Columbia U, NY
Sean Sheffler-CollinsSean Sheffler-Collins (summers of 2003-2004) PhD, U of Penn Associate Director, KnowledgePoint360 Group, NJ

Konstantin KaganovskyKonstantin Kaganovsky (2013-2015) Graduate student, Stanford U, Palo Alto, CA

Sara GraySarah Gray (Richards) (2004-2006) PhD, Yale U Biology & Chemistry teacher Milton Academy, MA Sweta AdhikarySweta Adhikary (2014-2016), MD/PhD student, Oregon Health Science U Portland
Jamie UejimaJamie Uejima (2005-2007) MD, Rosalind Franklin Med School, Chicago Anesthesiology Resident, Northwestern U, Chicago Felicia SurjonoFelicia Surjono (2015-2016), Graduate student Cedar Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles
Gabriela PolesGabriela Poles (2005-2007) MD, Tufts U, Boston General Surgeon, Portland, ME Robert (Conor) Heins Robert (Conor) Heins (2015-2017) Graduate student Max Planck Institute, Germany
Sam GoldenSam Golden (2006-2008) Ph.D, Neuroscience, Mount Sinai Current Postdoctoral Fellow Shaham & Da-Ting Lin Labs, NIDA Kailyn Witonsky Kailyn Witonsky (2016-2017) Post-bac student NIMH, NIH
Tristan WihbeyTristan Wihbey (2007-2009) MD, U Penn Emergency resident, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, NH  

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