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Behavioral Neuroscience approach to investigating the neural substrates of behaviors related to drug and food addiction

The focus of my laboratory is to apply methods of behavioral neuroscience towards the study of drug and food addiction. Using an animal model, we attempt to reveal the neural substrates that underlie the reinforcement and motivational processes that contribute to the seeking and intake of addictive drugs and food. Our research addresses these concerns and questions through an integrative approach of behavioral, pharmacological, and molecular biological techniques.

Interested in joining our laboratory? Undergraduates looking for research experience or prospective graduate students should email Matt Will at

Please see the link below for information on the PhD training programs.

Psychology PhD Program

Interdisciplinary Neuroscience PhD Program

Qualified students for either program can be supported through Life Sciences Fellowships