Amy A. Arguello, PhD
- Faculty, Behavioral & Systems, Cellular & Molecular
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Ph.D., 2009, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
The main goal of the Arguello Lab is to examine how neural substrates and subcircuits promote drug relapse. Specifically, we are interested in the interaction between the lateral orbitofrontal cortex and basolateral amygdala and how these regions contribute to cue-induced relapse. The lab utilizes multidisciplinary approaches to answer these questions, including western blotting, immunohistochemistry, in vivo viral and optogenetic manipulations, in combination with a rodent model of drug relapse.