Reward and Addiction

Holly, Elizabeth

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Holly, Elizabeth (University of Pennsylvania) Effects of stress on goal-directed behavior and decision-making and underlying neural circuits/systems

Beck, Anne

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Beck, Anne (Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin; Dept. of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, CCM, Berlin) Neurobiological correlates of emotional, motivational and cognitive processes in psychiatric disorders

Alhadeff, Amber

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Alhadeff, Amber (Monell Center and University of Pennsylvania) Neural control of motivated behavior, gut-brain signaling

Rajadhyaksha, Anjali

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Rajadhyaksha, Anjali (Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences) Neuronal voltage-gated L-type Ca2 channel subunits role in experience-dependent plasticity

Zachariou, Venetia

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Zachariou, Venetia (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai) Signal transduction and epigenetic mechanisms underlying CNS disorders and their treatment

Nautiyal, Kate

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Nautiyal, Kate (Dartmouth College) Serotonin modulation of the neural circuits underlying impulsive behavior.

Turner, Jill R.

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Turner, Jill R. (University of Kentucky) Nicotinic receptors in brain function

Perrotti, Linda I

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Perrotti, Linda I (University of Texas at Arlington) Neurobiology of sex differences in drug addiction

Boettiger, Charlotte

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Boettiger, Charlotte (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) Characterizing the neurobiology of neurocognitive abnormalities associated with addiction

O’Dell, Laura

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O’Dell, Laura (University of Texas at El Paso) Neural mechanisms that mediate addiction to drugs of abuse

Murray, Betsy

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Murray, Betsy (NIMH) neural basis of learning, memory, emotion and response selection

Rich, Erin

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Rich, Erin (Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Neurophysiology and Decision Making

Seo, Hyojung

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Seo, Hyojung (Yale Univ) Prefrontal mechanisms of decision-making and reinforcement learning

McElligott, Zoe 

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McElligott, Zoe (UNC Chapel Hill) Studying circuits and plasticity that underlie the development and manifestation of psychiatric illness

Wallis, Joni

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Wallis, Joni (U.C. Berkeley) Neurophysiology of decision-making and executive control

Bagot, Rosemary

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Bagot, Rosemary (McGill University) Circuit and molecular mechanisms of altered brain function underlying depression

Flagel, Shelly

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Flagel, Shelly (University of Michigan) Neural circuitry underlying individual differences in reward learning and addiction liability

Murray, Jennifer

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Murray, Jennifer (University of Guelph) Behavioural and neural mechanisms underlying interoceptive and motivational processing in addiction

Vassena, Eliana

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Vassena, Eliana (Radboud University) Neurocomputational mechanisms underlying motivation, decision-making, effort and cognitive control

Izquierdo, Alicia

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Izquierdo, Alicia (UCLA) Neurobiological mechanisms of reward learning

Brown, Robyn

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Brown, Robyn (Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health) Neurobiological basis of addiction and pathological over-eating

Clemens, Kelly

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Clemens, Kelly (University of New South Wales) Behavioural neurobiology of nicotine addiction

Chaudhri, Nadia

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Chaudhri, Nadia (Concordia University) The neural basis of addiction and learning

Bellone, Camilla

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Bellone, Camilla (University of Geneva) Neuronal circuits underlying social behaviour in physiological conditions and in psychiatric diseases

Gremel, Christina

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Gremel, Christina (University of California, San Diego) Behavioral and neural mechanisms of decision-making and alterations in addiction

Hurd, Yasmin

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Hurd, Yasmin (UCLA) Cannabinoids and addiction

Volkow, Nora

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Volkow, Nora (National Institute on Drug Abuse) Neuroimaging of addiction, dopamine circuits

Hakimi, Shabnam

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Hakimi, Shabnam (Duke University) Cognitive neuroscience of motivated learning and decision making with a focus on self regulation and behavior change

Heilbronner, Sarah

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Heilbronner, Sarah (University of Minnesota) Using connectomics to understand the neural circuitry for motivation and decision-making

Polter, Abigail

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Polter, Abigail (George Washington University) Synaptic and peptidergic regulation of monoamine circuits

Carelli, Regina M.

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Carelli, Regina M. (The University of North Carolina) Neurobiological mechanisms of decision making, motivated behaviors and drug addiction.

Calipari, Erin

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Calipari, Erin (Vanderbilt University) Circuit and molecular mechanisms of reward learning and motivation

Al-Hasani, Ream

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Al-Hasani, Ream (Washington University) Endogenous opioid circuits in motivated behaviors

Wassum, Kate

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Wassum, Kate (UCLA) Neural circuits of appetitive associative learning and motivated behavior

Richard, Jocelyn

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Richard, Jocelyn  (University of Minnesota) Neural circuits underlying motivated behavior and addiction

Borgland, Stephanie

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Borgland, Stephanie (Univ. of Calgary) Synaptic plasticity in circuits underlying motivated behaviour

Sadri-Vakili, Ghazaleh

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Sadri-Vakili, Ghazaleh (Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School) Understanding molecular mechanisms that lead to pathogenesis in neurological and psychiatric disorders

Fowler, Christie 

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Fowler, Christie (UC Urvine) Neurobiological mechanisms underlying motivated behaviors and behavioral deficits associated with neuropsychiatric disorders

Janak, Patricia

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Janak, Patricia (Johns Hopkins) Behavioral and neural mechanisms of associative learning

Lerner, Talia

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Lerner, Talia (Northwestern) Neuromodulatory circuits regulating reward learning and motivation

Stern, Sarah

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Stern, Sarah (Rockefeller University) Regulation of innate behaviors by learning

Steinberg, Elizabeth

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Steinberg, Elizabeth (Stanford) Physiology and function of neural circuits for reinforcement learning

Trouche, Stephanie

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Trouche, Stephanie (Oxford) Neural circuits and mechanisms for spatio-contextual memories

Gore, Felicity

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Gore, Felicity (Stanford) Neural circuits mediating motivated behavior

Kaun, Karla

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Kaun, Karla  (Brown University) Mechanisms of memory, reward and addiction in the fruit fly

Creed, Meaghan

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Creed, Meaghan (University of Maryland) Synaptic transmission and plasticity in the reward system

Warden, Melissa

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Warden, Melissa (Cornell University) Neural basis of motivated behavior

Aponte, Yeka

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Aponte, Yeka (NIDA) Neuronal mechanisms regulating food reward and drug addiction.

Morales, Marisela

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Morales, Marisela (NIH) Neurobiology of reward processing and drug addiction.

Rolls, Asya

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Rolls, Asya (Israel Institute of Technology) Neuronal basis of brain-immune interactions

Bradshaw, Heather

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Bradshaw, Heather (Indiana University) Cannabinoid-related lipid signaling in the CNS

Sangha, Susan

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Sangha, Susan (Purdue University) Neural circuitry of fear, safety and reward learning.

Gu, Xiaosi

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Gu, Xiaosi (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai) Modeling subjectivity in addiction and psychiatric disorders

Jones, Susan

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Jones, Susan (University of Cambridge) Channel kinetics of reward circuits

Niv, Yael

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Niv, Yael (Princeton) Reinforcement learning, decision making, fMRI & modeling