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Dr. Zak Brodnik

2019 CCB Fellow

Zak Brodnik

Zachary is a 2019 CCB Fellow working in the NIDA IRP’s Neuronal Networks Section under Marisela Morales. His work is focused on defining the neural circuitry and neuropharmacology that mediate flexible decision making under changing conditions. In this work, he is employing in vivo methods for measuring neuronal activity during reversal learning, as well as in vivo and in vitro methods for measuring the impact of this neuronal activity on acetylcholine and dopamine signaling in the dorsomedial striatum.

Zachary received his Ph.D. from Drexel University where he studied the behavioral and neuropharmacological predictors of cocaine use vulnerability following traumatic stress.