My general area of research
is in the field of behavior pharmacology. I'm involved in examining
the reinforcing effects of cocaine in the rat animal model. My
faculty mentors are James D. Belluzzi in the Behavior Pharmacology
Lab at the UCI College of Medicine and Charles W. Schindler in
the Preclinical Pharmacology Lab at the National Institute on Drug
Abuse (NIDA), National Institute of Health (NIH).