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Research Assistant: Behavioral Neuropharmacology And Neuroimaging Laboratory On Addictions (BNNLA)

Dr. Peter Thanos’s laboratory has been researching the role of Dopamine and other neurotransmitters in pathological conditions including drug and alcohol abuse, ADHD, obesity, and aging for over 20 years. We are new to UB and are located downtown at the Research Institute on Addictions. We’re looking for motivated students that want to be part of a team that seeks to understand the brain’s functions and dysfunctions across different types of addiction and the many psychiatric diseases that are highly comorbid. Previous research experience is a plus though not required as many types of training will be provided including: behavioral neuroscience paradigms, surgical procedures, imaging techniques, and more! Students will also have the opportunity to present at the annual Society for Neuroscience conference and conduct cutting edge neuroscience research!

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Psychology, Neuroscience, Animal Behavior, Biology, Pharmacology, Cell Biology, Neuroimaging, translational research, surgery
Student Skill-Set Needed: Teamwork, self-responsibility, and willingness to learn are the most desirable initial qualities
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer


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

Faculty Member: Dr. Peter Thanos
Title: Researcher
Department: Research Institute On Addictions (RIA)
Office: 444
Phone: 716-881-7520