Miriam Bocarsly, PhD

2019 K99/R00 Awardee
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National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Post-doctoral Fellow

Dr. Miriam Bocarsly is a postdoctoral fellow in the intramural program of the NIH at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. She works in the Laboratory on the Neurobiology of Compulsive Behaviors under the mentorship of Dr. Veronica Alvarez. She earned her Ph.D. in psychology and neuroscience from Princeton University, where she worked first with Dr. Bart Hoebel on the shared neurobiological underpinnings of food intake and drug addiction, and then with Dr. Elizabeth Gould exploring alterations in brain morphology associated with cognitive deficits in an obese animal model. Dr. Bocarsly’s project uses cutting-edge circuit tracing and functional studies to understand the connections between the ventral striatum and the lateral hypothalamus, and to assess how they contribute to feeding behaviors. 

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