Student's Bio
Bryson Rorie is a senior from Atlanta, Georgia majoring in Neuroscience with minors in African American Diaspora Studies and Spanish. He worked in the laboratory of Dr. Erin Calipari in the Vanderbilt University Center for Addiction Research to study operant conditioning and reward-seeking behavior. Bryson's research focused on characterizing pentameric nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) modulation of the neural circuits underlying reward-learning in both males and female mice to better understand the extent of sex-based differences in associative learning. By understanding if estrous cycle-dependent neurochemical mechanisms significantly modulate the self-administration of rewards, further comprehension of specific sex differences in reward-seeking behavior will be gained.

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