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Juan Dominguez Awarded Grant from the National Institutes of Health

Posted: January 1, 2009

Juan Dominguez, assistant professor of psychology in behavioral neuroscience, was recently awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health. The grant funds total $401,360 ($275,000, direct cost). The proposed studies will examine regions of the brain mediating gender-sensitive behavioral differences in response to administration of cocaine.

Dr. Dominguez received his Ph.D. from the University of Buffalo. Before joining the UT faculty in 2008, he was an assistant professor of psychology at American University in Washington, DC. The goals of his lab are to elucidate the underlying neural and endocrine mechanisms regulating motivated behaviors, specifically, using the study of sexual behavior as a prototypic model for understanding motivation, its acquisition and associated disorders.

Juan Dominguez Web Page

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