Lab Members

 

 

 

David Self, Ph.D. -- +1.214.648.1237 -- david.self@utsouthwestern.edu
Professor -- faculty web page
Wesley Gilliland Professorship in Biomedical Research
Director - Psychiatry Neuroscience Division
 

Daniel Guzman, Ph.D.
-- +1.214.648.5164 --
daniel.guzman@utsouthwestern.edu
Postdoctoral Researcher

Position in the lab: Postdoctoral Fellow
Educational Background: Ph.D., Psychology, UC Santa Barbara
Current Projects: The role of VTA NMDA receptors in drug addictive behaviors
Research Interests: Understanding reward related circuitry and behavior
What I do when I am in the lab: Curse because my western blot isn't working
What I do when I am outside of the lab: Pray my western blot will work

 

Erin Larson, Ph.D.-- +1.214.648.1892 -- erin.larson@utsouthwestern.edu
Research Track Assistant Professor

Position in the lab: Spaz
Educational Background:
Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of Minnesota
Current Projects:
Role of CREB in cocaine addiction; Role of direct and indirect striatal output pathways on cocaine addiction.
Research Interests:
Neurobiology of addictive behavior
What I do when I am in the lab:
Obsess
What I do when I am outside of the lab:
Compulse

 

nicole buzinEthan Anderson, Ph.D.-- +1.214.648.1892 -- ethan.anderson@utsouthwestern.edu
Postdoctoral Researcher

Position in the lab: Postdoctoral Researcher
Educational Background: Ph.D., Neuroscience University of Florida
Current Projects: How does cocaine self-administration alter dendritic spines and cell signaling pathways in the brain?
Research Interests: Addiction, pain, behavioral models
What I do when I am in the lab: Try to fit in too many things in one day.
What I do when I am outside of the lab: Spend time with my family, watch movies, and waste time on the internet

 

Anne Maria Wissman, Ph.D.
-- +1.214.648.5164 --
Anne.Wissman@UTSouthwestern.edu
Research Scientist

Position in the lab: Spaz-in-training
Educational Background:
Ph.D., Neurobiology and Behavior, University of Washington
Current Projects:
Structural plasticity in the NAc in response to cocaine self-administration
Research Interests:
Sex differences and hormone effects on adult brain plasticity
What I do when I am in the lab:
Try not to get lost in the North Campus building maze
What I do when I am outside of the lab:
Try not to get lost in Dallas

 

 

nicole buzinNicole Buzin, B.A.-- +1.214.648.1892 -- nicole.buzin@utsouthwestern.edu
Graduate Student

Position in the lab: Bacteria Overlord
Educational Background: B.A., Psychology/Criminal Justice, University of Delaware
Current Projects: Role of TrkB receptors and its signalling pathways in cocaine intake, seeking, and relapse.
Research Interests: The psychological and molecular mechanisms underlying addiction
What I do when I am in the lab: Complain
What I do when I am outside of the lab: Complain