Mr Peter Zhukovsky

Peter Zhukovsky

University position

PhD student
Supervised by supervised by Dr Jeff Dalley

Departments

Department of Psychology

Institutes

Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute

Home page

http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/

Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Interests

My reseach focuses on the neural and behavioural mechanisms of drug addiction. More specifically, I am interested in the role of compulsivity as an endophenotype pre-disposing animals to drug addiction. Currently I am using a behavioural task to rank animals based on their perseverative behaviour, to investigate the cellular structural differences in these animals prior to drug exposure. Experimental methods include behavioural testing, systemic pharmacology and cellular structural analysis using Golgi staining.

Research Focus

Keywords

drug addiction

compulsivity

reversal learning

serotonin

monoamines

Clinical conditions

Addiction

Cognitive impairment

Obsessive compulsive disorder

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Computational modelling

Confocal microscopy

Immunohistochemistry

Collaborators

No collaborators listed

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