Karla Kaun Robert and Nancy Carney Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

I'm interested in understanding the genetic, molecular and neural mechanisms underlying reward. We investigate how memories for appetitive stimuli are encoded in the brain and how drugs of abuse affect the molecular pathways in these circuits to result in aberrant motivational response. We combine genetics, behavior, in vivo imaging in behaving animals, molecular biology and biochemistry to address this. Find out more at kaunlab.com.

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