Matthew McGregor

Psychological & Brain Sciences

My research in the LaLumiere laboratory focuses on the neurobiology of addiction and relapse. Specifically, I am interested in the mechanisms that regulate opioid seeking behavior. I investigate these mechanisms in a rat model of heroin addiction, wherein rats learn to press a lever to receive heroin infusions. Using this model, we can apply techniques to manipulate activity in brain regions of interest and observe changes in opioid-seeking behavior, thus identifying the structures necessary for promoting or inhibiting drug seeking.


Matthew McGregor
Fairport, NY
BS, Biomedical Engineering, University at Buffalo- University of New York