Our Research

Our lab works on neural circuitry of addiction, and individual differences. Other interests include depression, feeding, and sleep/wake regulation.

Two of our funded grants concern individual differences in addiction vulnerability, caused by differential brain responses to drugs of abuse in the rostromedial tegmental nucleus (RMTg, see cartoon below), amygdala, and striatum. We use a wide range of tools, including anatomic, behavioral, electrophysiological, optogenetic, and genomic approaches. Please contact me for more information.

For more information on the work we do in our lab: https://www.jhoulab.org/