Apr. 1, 2014– Larry S. Zweifel, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Depts of Pharmacology and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, UW: Dopamine: A chemical that makes us take risks to get what we want

by Gary Fast on March 20, 2014

ZweifelLarry S. Zweifel, Ph.D., currently serves as Assistant Professor in the departments of Pharmacology and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. He received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University, where he performed research in the laboratory of Dr. David D. Ginty exploring both the function and the mechanism of neurotrophin signaling within the nervous system. His research in the departments of Pharmacology and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington is currently focused on understanding the limbic system, and the influence dopamine release from this system has on behavior.

Dr. Zweifel has held positions as a graduate teaching assistant at Johns Hopkins University, and as a senior fellow at the University of Washington. His honors include receipt of the Individual Ruth L. Kirshtein National Research Service Award twice (fall 2005, fall 2007). He has published numerous manuscripts of his research in the field of neuro- and behavioral sciences, the most recent of which appeared in the journal Nature Neuroscience (Jan. 2014).

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