We study the psychological, neural and molecular processes that contribute to drug and alcohol abuse. Central to this work is the hypothesis that drug addiction is a behavioural disorder that is strongly influenced by associative and non-associative learning. This research is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé.
A second line of research, funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, examines the neural regulation of extinction learning in animal models of appetitive instrumental and Pavlovian conditioning.
Our research uses animal models combined with neuropharmacology, optogenetics, chemogenetics, in vitro electrophysiology and immunohistochemistry.
Here are our publications.
Current and past research made possible by generous support from: