Sasha Burwell

Graduate Student
Email address: sasha.burwell@duke.edu
Mentor:
Michael Tadross
Program Start Year:
2017

Research interests

I am using DART (drugs acutely restricted by tethering) to antagonize and potentiate specific postsynaptic receptors on midbrain dopamine neurons in vivo. These manipulations will enable interrogation of how specific synaptic inputs onto VTA dopamine neurons modulate the phasic burst and pause dynamics of these cells, as well as their roles in adaptive reward learning and extinction.