Ronald Hammer

Ronald Hammer

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Ronald Hammer
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My laboratory studies plasticity and neural adaptation in mesocorticolimbic systems. We have focused on the nucleus accumbens (NAc) due to its involvement in addiction and certain symptoms of schizophrenia (i.e., sensorimotor gating deficits), but we are currently developing strategies for elucidating caudate dysfunction which may afford a more unified model of etiology in schizophrenia. This work is interdisciplinary, involving cellular and molecular neurobiology and neuropsychopharmacology, and translational by nature, permitting the extension of our basic research findings into potential therapies for neuropsychiatric disorders.

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