Sciences: Neurobiology of Addiction

Department: Psychiatry

Supervising Faculty Members: Wendy J Lynch

Specialization: Neurobiology of Addiction

Research Focus: My laboratory uses rat models to delineate the neurobiological basis of addiction. I am particularly interested in determining the biological basis of sex differences in vulnerability to addiction.

Job Description: Students will run the behavioral sessions and help maintain the animals.  If interested, studies will learn surgical procedures and data analysis. 10 hrs/week plus one weekend/month is required. 

Required Skills, Courses, Resources, or Background:  Prior laboratory handling skills would be beneficial, but are not required.

Training: Students will need to undergo animal handler training prior to starting in the laboratory.