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Dr. Peter Manza

2018–2019 CCB Fellow

Peter Manza

Pete Manza is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Nora Volkow at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). He earned his PhD in integrative neuroscience from Stony Brook University, where he studied how dopaminergic medications influence cognition in Parkinson’s disease. Pete has focused his postdoctoral work on how negative emotionality erodes self-control and contributes to compulsive drug-taking. He uses fMRI, PET, and genetic markers to understand these processes. In his spare time, Pete enjoys playing sports, hiking, and playing guitar.