Conor Murray
PhD Student

Soumyabrata Munshi
PhD Student

   Drug addiction is driven by maladaptive forms of neuroplasticity in motivation circuitry.  My research investigates the molecular basis of increased synaptic transmission that underlies intensified cocaine craving in withdrawal.  Currently, I'm exploring the impact of microRNAs on the accumulation of calcium-permeable AMPA-type glutamate receptors in synapses of the nucleus accumbens during withdrawal from cocaine self-administration.        

   I am presently performing my PhD dissertation works in Neuroscience and Neuropharmacology under the "Interdepartmental Neuroscience PhD Program (IDNP)."  My work is focused on exploring the effects of immune system activation and stress on amygdala physiology and amygdala-dependent behavior in rats. 






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