Name: Shamia Faison

Position: Graduate student

Years in lab: 4

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Undergrad University: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill B.A. Psychology Minor: Medical Anthropology

Research interests: behavior and neuroscience, pre-clinical, clinical, and translational research for drug addiction as well as treatment of chronic diseases.

Current research: involves behavioral and neurochemical analysis of l-THP as a treatment for nicotine addiction.


Rho Chi Graduate Vice President 2012-2013

Diversity supplement grant

AAPI travel award from NAPAFASA

2014 Behavior Biology and Chemistry Travel Award

2014 Translational Research Award from Office of Technology Transfer


Name: Sarah Sushchyk

Position: Graduate Assistant

Years in lab: 4

Hometown: Sterling, Massachusetts

Undergrad University: Received a B.S. in 2010 from the University of Rochester

Research interests: Neurosciences, Behavioral Pharmacology, Addiction, Drug Development and Translational Research.

Current Research: Project involves l-THP as combinational treatment for preventing cocaine relapse.

Awards/organizations: PGSA President 2012-2013,

2014 Behavior Biology and Chemistry Travel Award,

Co-Inventor: Combination Dopamine Antagonist and Opiate Receptor Antagonist Treatment of Addictive Behavior

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