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Jordan Yorgason

Assistant Professor, Cell Biology and Physiology

3019 LSB

Jordan Yorgason and colleagues are interested in the neurobiology of motivation for natural and drug rewards. The laboratory uses electrophysiology, electrochemistry, functional microscopy and behavioral techniques to study the effects of opiates on anxiety related brain circuitry. We are also interested in how psychostimulants affect midbrain dopamine circuitry, and how dopamine underlies learned associations for drug seeking behavior. We are continually developing new techniques to study the pathology of addiction.