Student working on a research project.

The Role Of Catecholamines In The Brain In Stress And Reward

Catecholamines such as dopamine and norepinephrine, one important group of neurotransmitters, play important roles in a wide range of disparate physiological and behavioral processes such as reward, stress, sleep-wake cycle, attention and memory. We apply newly developed analytical techniques or existing methodologies for real-time monitoring of catecholamines to understand the role of these neurochemicals in the brain in stress and reward by observing fundamental changes in neurochemical transmission in anesthetized and awakened animals.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Neuroscience, Psychology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry
Student Skill-Set Needed: Handling Lab Rodents, Basic knowledge in neuroscience
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer


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

Faculty Member: Jinwoo Park
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Biotechnical And Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Office: 113 Sherman, 3435 Main Street