Paul J. Meyer, Ph.D. // Project Investigator & Assistant Professor // Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Meyer is from Grand Rapids, Michigan, and received his B.S. in Psychology as a Natural Science from the University of Michigan. After working with Drs. Harriet de Wit and Andrea King at the University of Chicago, he received his Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience under the mentorship of Dr. Tamara J. Phillips at Oregon Health & Science University. He had two post-doctoral fellowships, with Drs. Michael Morgan and Susie Ingram at Washington State University, and with Drs. Wayne Aldridge and Terry Robinson at the University of Michigan. He has been an Assistant Professor at the University at Buffalo since 2012. While he is well-known for his waterskiing abilities, lately he enjoys spending his free time with his family.
Chris King // Postdoctoral Researcher
Chris is originally from Grand Island, NY, which is the largest land-locked fresh water island in western New York. Chris earned his Ph.D in Behavioral Neuroscience at the University at Buffalo in 2020. Chris is currently a postdoctoral fellow as part of the Clinical and Research Institute on Addiction’s T32 training program, for the etiology of alcohol use disorder. Chris’ research aims include rodent models of drug-taking and motivation, cholinergic and nicotinic systems underlying alcohol-directed behavior, and phenotypic and genotypic differences underlying drug responses.
Elizabeth Rakowski // Graduate Student
Undergraduate Research Assistants
Gabe Santos Pooja Nattu Leah Heiler
Former Lab Members
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Jordan Trippi Kyle Pasquariello Greg Loney Hailley Pearson.
Nathaniel Roberson. Cassi Versaggi Alex Lamparelli
Amanda Teepell – Undergraduate Student
Melanie Glover – Undergraduate Student
Alexander Bartnik – Undergraduate Student
Sabrina Swenson – Undergraduate Student
James Adegbite – Undergraduate Student
Craig Ashcroft – Undergraduate Student
Gloria Wong – Undergraduate Student
Garrett Sheehan – Undergraduate Student