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Tufts University School of Medicine

Klaus Miczek

Professor of Psychology
Programs: Neuroscience
Laboratory: Bacon Hall

Klaus Miczek

Professor of Psychology
Programs: Neuroscience
Laboratory: Bacon Hall

Phone 617-627-3414
Lab phone: 617-627-2792
Office: Bacon Hall
Campus: Medford

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Education

  • PhD, Biopsychology, University of Chicago
  • Certificate, P├Ądagogische Hochschule Berlin

Research synopsis

Our psychopharmacology laboratory studies brain mechanisms of aggression, anxiety, social stress, and abuse of alcohol and other drugs. We integrate behavioral, physiological, and neuropharmacological research strategies. Brain serotonin and GABA systems are the focus of studies in individuals who show excessive aggression when consuming alcohol. When repeatedly stressed, stimulant abuse becomes more intense. This stress sensitization is studied at the level of gene expression, and regulation of receptors for amines and peptides.