Brandon Newmyer, B.S. Biology, Radford University
One of the main focuses of the Scott lab is to characterize the behavioral roles of different subsets of GABAergic neurons in the prefrontal cortex. I am using several different animal models to examine how modulating the activity of interneurons can elicit changes in impulsive-like behaviors, such as binge feeding and drug craving. These data could facilitate a better understanding of the central pathways that govern addictive disorders in humans.