The postdoc will use cutting-edge molecular, cellular and behavioral approaches to investigate the mechanisms by which nicotine damages habenula neurons and determine the motivational significance of this effect.
General small laboratory animal handling, Operant self-administration of food and drugs, Anxiety tests; Experimental paradigms of drug addiction; Experimental paradigms of cognition
Intraoral, intraperitoneal, subcutaneus and intracranial injections.
Intracranial surgery with stereotaxical method.
Brain microdissection techniques; Use of cryostat.
Fos immunohystochemestry; pERK immunohistochemistry.