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Thomas Wukitsch

I am a researcher in behavioral neuroscience and animal learning. My focus is on the psychopharmacology of addiction and motivation with an emphasis on how early-life environment affects drug-related outcomes in adulthood. I deal primarily with alcohol and amphetamines in animal models of addiction but have done research with humans with marijuana, and nicotine. I deal with a lot of count data, operant data as well as western blots relatively frequently. I also do some Physiologically-Based Pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modelling.

One of my many missions: I am trying to get behavioral neuroscience to move towards more judicious use of statistics to look at direction AND magnitude, as opposed to just direction... "How much more behavior was present across time? what was the functional relationship? If we know the dose-response function looks a certain way, why not use a model other than an ANOVA to look at it with a higher degree of accuracy?" are questions I often find myself asking.

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