Postbac IRTA Fellow

Jacob Nadel, B.A.

I am generally interested in the role of the striatum in habit, compulsivity, and addiction, along with the role of nigrostriatal dopamine in these disorders, and the physiological and functional differences between the neurochemically-distinct striosome and matrix subcompartments of the striatum. To investigate questions related to these interests, I utilize slice photometry and voltammetry, along with in vivo photometry, optogenetics, and chemogenetics. I am also investigating the impact of a ketone-ester based diet on the progression of Parkinsonian symptoms.