Geoffrey Schoenbaum, MD, PhD, Senior Investigator - Principal Investigators - The Intramural Research Program of the National Institute on Drug Abuse

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Geoffrey Schoenbaum, MD, PhD, Senior Investigator

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NIDA-IRP
Triad Technology Center
333 Cassell Dr.
Room 3302
Baltimore, MD 21224

Phone: 443-722-6746

geoffrey.schoenbaum@nih.gov

Geoffrey Schoenbaum, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Investigator

Chief, Cellular Neurobiology Research Branch
Chief, Behavioral Neurophysiology Neuroscience Section

Post-doctoral Training - University of North Carolina and Johns Hopkins University (Advisor: Dr Michela Gallagher)

M.D. - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996

Ph.D. - Neuroscience, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1994 (Advisor: Dr Howard Eichenbaum)

B.S. - Biology, University of Georgia at Athens, 1989

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Our lab is interested in the neural circuits mediating associative learning and decision making and how alterations in those circuits contribute to maladaptive behaviors in neuropsychiatric disorders such as addiction. We use rats as a model system to study behaviors and neural circuits that we believe have direct relevance to understanding the human brain. Areas of particular interest include the orbitofrontal cortex, amygdala, striatum, and midbrain dopamine system. Our lab uses behavioral tasks based on principles derived from learning theory, combined with single unit recording, lesions, pharmacological and genetic manipulations to test hypotheses about how these areas interact to support learning and adaptive behavior.

Selected Publications:

View more publications at PubMed.

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