Wesson Lab Receives NIH/NIDA R01: “Circuitry and Function of Ventral Striatum Subregions”
Dr. Dan Wesson’s lab received a multi-PI NIH/NIDA R01 with Minghong Ma at the University of Pennsylvania entitled, “Circuitry and Function of Ventral Striatum Subregions”. Together with UF CARE member Dr. Lori Knackstedt who is a Co-Investigator, bringing onboard her extensive expertise in rodent models of addiction, the project seeks to understand the contributions of the olfactory tubercle to cocaine reinforcement, seeking, and its functional and anatomical connections with other regions of the reward circuitry. Dr. Wesson credits Dr. Katherine Wright, who is an NIH-supported postdoctoral fellow and UF CARE affiliate, for her tremendous efforts in providing important [and very challenging to acquire] preliminary results for this project. Read more about this research grant at the NIH RePORTER site.