Thomas J. Gould

Temple University, USA


Thomas J. Gould works as a Professor of psychology at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa, USA, the Director of the College of Liberal Arts Program in Neuroscience, and Head of the Neurobiological Investigations of Learning and Addiction (NILA) laboratory. In addition to affiliations with the Psychology Department and the neuroscience program, Dr. Gould has a Secondary Appointment in the Center for Substance Abuse Research (CSAR) at the Temple University School of Medicine, and he also serves as an Investigator and Member of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Nicotine Addiction at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa, USA. Dr. Gould received a B.S. degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis, and a Ph.D. degree in psychology and neuroscience from Indiana University. Dr. Gould won the 2012 Temple University Eberman Faculty Research Award, the 2010 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, and the 2004 Temple University ATTIC Distinguished Teaching Award. He is the author of over 80 scholarly manuscripts, and his research is currently funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Dr. Gould is a Member of the Society for Neuroscience, the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, the Research Society on Alcoholism, the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, the American Psychological Society, and the Pavlovian Society. His current research interests are in the neurobiology of learning and memory with a focus on identifying the cellular and molecular events that underlie the effects of nicotine and ethanol on learning and memory. To that end, the NILA laboratory uses neurobiological, behavioral, pharmacological, genetic, and molecular techniques to investigate the effects of drugs of abuse on learning. The current projects in the lab include an examination of the effects of nicotine on hippocampus functioning and hippocampus dependent learning. This research also examines genetic factors that may contribute to the effects of nicotine on cognitive processes.

Biography Updated on 6 June 2012

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