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Leora Yetnikoff
Campus Affiliation: College of Staten Island
Phone: (718) 982-4070
Room Number: Building 4S, Room 205
Degrees/Diplomas: BA in Psychology (2005), Concordia University; MSc in Psychiatry (2007), McGill University; PhD in Neuroscience (2011), McGill University
Subprogram: Neuroscience
Research Interests: Development and plasticity of dopamine circuitry, with an emphasis on adolescence. Why is adolescence such a uniquely vulnerable period in the lifespan? How do drugs of abuse administered during adolescence alter the development of dopamine circuitry?
Research Focus: Behavioral/Systems/Cognitive|Neuroscience|Neurobiology Of Disease|Molecular Neurobiology|Development/Plasticity/Repair