Neurobiology and Brain Physiology
Conditioned Place Preference
I investigate which brain mechanisms motivate alcohol drinking and the transition from healthy to unhealthy drinking behavior, with the goal of developing new treatment options for alcoholics. I am currently working on a project that will test the ability of the brain’s immune system to regulate alcohol consumption.
University of Texas Psychology
Μ-opioid receptors in the stimulation of mesolimbic dopamine activity by ethanol and morphine in Long-Evans rats: a delayed effect of ethanol.