Reward and Addiction

  • Al-Hasani, Ream

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

  • Alhadeff, Amber

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

  • Aponte, Yeka

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

  • Bagot, Rosemary

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

  • Beck, Anne

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

  • Bellone, Camilla

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

  • Boettiger, Charlotte

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

  • Borgland, Stephanie

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

  • Bradshaw, Heather

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

  • Brown, Robyn

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

  • Calipari, Erin

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

  • Carelli, Regina M.

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

  • Chaudhri, Nadia

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

  • Clemens, Kelly

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

  • Clopath, Claudia

    Clopath, Claudia (Imperial College) Computational approaches to learning and memory

  • Collins, Anne

    Collins, Anne (UC Berkeley) Human learning, decision-making and executive functions

  • Creed, Meaghan

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

  • Flagel, Shelly

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

  • Fowler, Christie 

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

  • Gore, Felicity

    Gore, Felicity (Stanford) Neural circuits mediating motivated behavior

  • Gremel, Christina

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

  • Gu, Xiaosi

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

  • Hakimi, Shabnam

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

  • Heilbronner, Sarah

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

  • Holly, Elizabeth

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

  • Hurd, Yasmin

    Hurd, Yasmin (UCLA) Cannabinoids and addiction

  • Izquierdo, Alicia

    Izquierdo, Alicia (UCLA) Neurobiological mechanisms of reward learning

  • Janak, Patricia

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

  • Jones, Susan

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

  • Kaun, Karla

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

  • Lerner, Talia

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

  • McElligott, Zoe 

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

  • Morales, Marisela

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

  • Murray, Betsy

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

  • Murray, Jennifer

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

  • Nautiyal, Kate

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

  • Niv, Yael

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

  • O’Dell, Laura

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

  • Perrotti, Linda I

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

  • Polter, Abigail

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

  • Rajadhyaksha, Anjali

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

  • Rich, Erin

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

  • Richard, Jocelyn

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

  • Rolls, Asya

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

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

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

  • Seo, Hyojung

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

  • Steinberg, Elizabeth

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

  • Stern, Sarah

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

  • Trouche, Stephanie

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

  • Turner, Jill R.

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

  • Vassena, Eliana

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

  • Volkow, Nora

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

  • Wallis, Joni

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

  • Warden, Melissa

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

  • Wassum, Kate

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

  • Zachariou, Venetia

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