Our lab focuses on the factors that lead to drug addiction and the impact of substance abuse on the brain. Current research looks at the effect of prenatal stress on drug addiction, hormonal regulation of drug preference and epigenetic factors underlying drug addiction.

We are working to develop new aptamer-based biosensors for use in real-time detection of drug metabolites as well as neurotransmitter release in vivo

We are interested in the role adult neurogenesis plays in the development of psychiatric disorders, including depression, anxiety and drug addiction.