Robert Matthews, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics; Advanced Microscopy Core Manager, Basic Neuroscience Services Core

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Robert Matthews, Ph.D.

Contact Info

Phone
(615) 343-5023

Email
robert.matthews@vanderbilt.edu

Address
724 RRB

Overview of Interests

Research interests include the anatomy and physiology of (1) reward systems of the brain that are activated by abused drugs such as cocaine, and (2) limbic system brain areas involved in anxiety and stress. Of specific interest is how these brain systems interact to cause relapse of drug use by people previously addicted to drugs.

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