A division of the Integrative Neuroscience Branch
Biomedical Research Center
251 Bayview Blvd
Suite 200, Room 08A721A
Baltimore, MD 21224
About the Lab
- Characterization of brain circuitry associated with drug reward and reward prediction. Current studies focus on the mesolimbic and nigrostriatal dopamine systems and their glutamatergic and cholinergic inputs.
- Neuroadaptations in reward circuitry resulting from drug experience and stress. Current interest is in changes in CRF and glutamate signaling that is altered in cocaine-experienced rats.
- Comparative microdialysis studies of the acquisition, extinction, and reinstatement of cocaine-seeking, heroin-seeking and other drug-seeking habits.