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Pictured left to right above: Rebecca Derman, Fred Ayres, Yanaira Alonso-Caraballo, Max Oginsky, Carrie Ferrario, Casper Wolf, Kaylin White; 2017

Research Overview:

Our goal is to understand the neuro-biological mechanisms that contribute to drug addiction and obesity. Our current focus is on identifying and understanding alterations in excitatory transmission and plasticity within the brain's "reward pathway" that contribute to these conditions. To accomplish this, we use a variety of approaches including behavioral pharmacology, biochemistry, and slice electrophysiology.



Visit our student resources page to learn more about graduate and undergraduate research opportunities.

The Ferrario lab is part of:
The Department of Pharmacology: https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/pharmacology
The Neuroscience Graduate Program: http://neuroscience.med.umich.edu/
The Michigan Diabetes Research Center: http://diabetesresearch.med.umich.edu/















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