General Area of Research
Drugs of abuse and the circadian rhythm.
I am interested in drugs of abuse and the circadian rhythm. Currently,
I am investigating the role of the circadian rhythm on the reinforcing
properties of methamphetamine. Anecdotal evidence suggests that people
self-administer illicit substances at night. It has always been assumed
that this is for reasons such as convenience and privacy. However,
diurnal rhythms in biological processes may also play a role. My
research will examine the biological and behavioral influence of
circadian rhythms on drug-taking behavior.
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