Student working on a research project.

Addiction Propensity After Prenatal Ethanol Exposure

Research assistant (RA) positions available at the Research Institute on Addictions, located on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Project will investigate the brain mechanisms mediating increased drug addiction propensity after exposure to risk factors such as psychostimulant exposure, prenatal ethanol exposure, or prenatal stress exposure. RAs will be responsible for the behavioral projects (operant drug taking behavior) with the possibility for highly motivated persons to learn the cellular electrophysiological techniques to study synaptic transmission in the future.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Psychology, Neuroscience, Electrophysiology
Student Skill-Set Needed: Basic laboratory and computer skills. Student will receive direction or direct supervision for most laboratory tasks. Interested applicants should e-mail Dr. Roh-Yu Shen shen@ria.buffalo.edu and cc Kathryn Hausknecht khauskne@ria.buffalo.edu to set u
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer, Work Study
Available: Spring
Website: http://www.ria.buffalo.edu/profiles/shen.html

Contact

For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Dr. Roh-yu Shen
Department: Research Institute On Addictions (RIA)
Office: 1021 Main St.
Phone: 887-2593
Email: shen@ria.buffalo.edu