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Matthew Will

Associate Professor
College of Arts and Science
Psychological Sciences

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Will, Matthew

The focus of Dr. Will’s laboratory is to apply methods of behavioral neuroscience towards the study of drug addiction and obesity. Using an animal model, the researchers attempt to reveal the neural substrates that underlie the reinforcement process that contributes to the intake of addictive drugs and natural rewards, such as food. They also investigate the phenomenon by which exposure to environmental stress can augment the reinforcing value of both drugs of abuse and food. Their research addresses these concerns and questions through an integrative approach of behavioral, pharmacological and molecular biological techniques.

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