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Paul Vezina

Department of Psychiatry
The University of Chicago

pvezina@yoda.bsd.uchicago.edu

Research Interests:

Basal ganglia neuropharmacology and the generation of appetitive behaviors. My research is generally concerned with understanding how the neurotransmitters of the basal ganglia contribute to the generation of appetitive behaviors. I am particularly interested in understanding how the ascending mesencephalic dopamine systems impact the pursuit and self-administration of psychotropic drugs like amphetamine, cocaine and nicotine. My group is interested in determining how these systems interact with others to produce such effects and how these neurotransmitter interactions may be changed when an organism is exposed repeatedly to pharmacological and environmental stimuli.

Further information on Paul Vezina's research.

2013 Center for Integrative Neuroscience and Neuroengineering
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