Welcome to the NILA lab
Learning-related changes in the strength of neuronal connections in the brain not only underlie memory formation and storage but are also affected by drugs of abuse, such as nicotine or alcohol. The goal of the NILA lab is to use genetic, pharmacological, behavioral, molecular and electrophysiological techniques to study the effects of these drugs on the neurobiology of learning and memory.
- The neurobiology of learning and memory
- The effects of acute nicotine, chronic nicotine, and withdrawal from chronic nicotine on learning and underlying neural substrates
- The investigation of novel therapeutics that ameliorate the effects of nicotine withdrawal on cognition
- The effects of other drugs of abuse and their co-administration with nicotine on the neurobiology of learning and memory