Jessica Barson is an assistant professor in the College of Medicine’s Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy. Barson studies the brain to learn why certain individuals consume substances in excess, and alcohol, in particular. The major goals of the Barson lab are, first, to gain insight into how excessive ingestive behavior is promoted by neuropeptides and their interaction across different brain regions and, second, to determine how the activity of these neuropeptide systems differs between individuals. Barson hopes these findings will help in the development of new treatments for drug addiction. Barson completed her postdoctoral training at the Rockefeller University and came to Drexel in 2015.
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