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boettiger

Boettiger, Charlotte
Assistant Professor

304 B Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  cab@email.unc.edu
Phone: 919-962-2119
Areas of Research:  Neurobiology of cognitive intermediate phenotypes for addictive disorders. Focuses on three types of dysfunction along the perception-action cycle:  attentional bias toward addiction-related stimuli, aberrant stimulus response association learning, and immediate reward selection bias.
Links: Website

carelli

Carelli, Regina M.
Stephen B. Baxter Distinguished Professor
Co-Associate Chair, Department of Psychology

115 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  rcarelli@unc.edu
Phone: 919-962-8775
Areas of Research:  Behavioral neurophysiological investigation of brain reward processing.
Links:  Website

dykstra Dykstra, Linda A.
Kenan Distinguished Professor

127 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  ldykstra@unc.edu
Phone:  919-962-6595
Areas of Research:  Behavioral and pharmacological investigations of opioid analgesics, drugs of abuse and other psychoactive compounds.
Links:  Website

 SFitting

Fitting, Sylvia
**Dr. Fitting will be joining the department in January 2015.

Areas of Research:  Drug abuse and HIV-1 comorbidity. Determining the cellular, structural and molecular mechanisms underlying opioid interaction with neuroAIDS.

hollins Hollins, Mark
Professor
Director of Graduate Studies in Psychology

102 Davie Hall CB #3270
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  mhollins@email.unc.edu
Office:  919-962-2441
Areas of Research:  Biological and Cognitive aspects of perception, especially pain and touch.
Links:  Website

Don Lysle - Chair

Lysle, Donald T.
Kenan Distinguished Professor
Chair, Department of Psychology

126 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  dlysle@email.unc.edu
Phone:  919-537-3748
Areas of Research:  Psychoneuroimmunology; the effects of conditioning on lymphocyte reactivity.
Links:  Website

picker Picker, Mitchell J.
Professor

122 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  mjpicker@email.unc.edu
Phone: 919-962-4148
Areas of Research:  Discriminative stimulus effects of opioids, drug tolerance and cross-tolerance, behavior pharmacology, and role of gender and genetics in determining responsiveness to the analgesic effects of opioids.
Links:  Website

reissner

Reissner, Kathryn
Assistant Professor

129 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  kreissne@email.unc.edu
Phone:  919-843-6885
Areas of Research: How chronic self-administration of cocaine leads to modifications in cellular physiology and neuronastrocyte communication; in turn, how these modifications may contribute to long-term drug seeking.

thiele Thiele, Todd
Professor
Director of the Behavioral Neuroscience Program

117 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  thiele@unc.edu
Phone:  919-966-1519
Areas of Research:  Neurobiology of alcoholism. To study the central mechanisms involved with neurobiological responses to ethanol, using both genetic and pharmacological manipulations.
Links:  Website