projects

Cortico-Striatal Circuits

Orbitofrontal cortex projections and motivation for cocaine.

Role

Postdoctoral fellow in the Samaha laboratory from March 2019.

Funding

Supported by a postdoctoral fellowship from Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS) from May 2019.

Responsibilities

As a postdoctoral fellow I am responsible for designing, performing, analysing and publishing research that dissects the role of cortico-striatal circuits in a rat model of cocaine addiction. I perform jugular vein catheterisation surgeries and stereotaxic surgery to inject viruses and implant cannula. I run operant behavioural experiments and dissect brain tissue for histology.