Human Dopamine Neuroimaging Lab

Our laboratory examines various pathological states that are related to a disruption in dopamine function. These range from motor disease (Parkinson’s) to addictive disorders (gambling, smoking, obesity). We are currently employing various neuroimaging techniques, including functional MRI, PET and rTMS; in concert with these types of data we are also investigating some of the behavioral, endocrine and metabolic correlates of these syndromes so that we may gain a better and more thorough understanding into the complexities of these disease states.