“Next-Generation Approaches for Investigating Neuropeptidergic Circuits in Reward and Motivation”
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Dr. Castro is an Acting Instructor at the University of Washington in the Department of Anesthesiology. He received his PhD in Psychology from the University of Michigan under the guidance of Dr. Kent Berridge in 2016, studying the neuroanatomical mechanisms of motivation versus affect in cortical and subcortical brain circuits. He then began his postdoctoral training with Dr. Michael Bruchas at Washington University in St. Louis, and later at the University of Washington. His research has sought to understand the biological features underlying opioid reward in mesocorticolimbic circuits, as well develop next-generation wireless optofluidic technologies for in vivo pharmacology and optogenetics. Daniel has received numerous awards and honors, including the 2021 Wake Forest Early Career Scientist in Physiology and Pharmacology Award, Vanderbilt University Discovery Sciences Emerging Scholars honor, and ACNP 2020 Travel Award. Dr. Castro is currently funded by a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
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