Stephanie Perreau-Lenz

Central Institute of Mental Health, Germany


Stephanie Perreau-Lenz received a joint Ph.D. degree in medical sciences and neurosciences at the UvA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and at the University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France, in June 2004, under the cosupervision of Professor RM Buijs, Dr. A Kalsbeek, and Dr. P PĂ©vet, studying the chronobiological regulation of melatonin release. Perreau-Lenz then joined the laboratory of Professor Rainer Spanagel at the Institute of Psychopharmacology, CIMH, Mannheim, Germany, as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in order to investigate the interplay between circadian rhythms and the neurobiological mechanisms leading to drug addiction. As a Staff Scientist in the institute, Perreau-Lenz is currently studying the specific effects that drugs of abuse (i.e., alcohol, opioids, and psychostimulants) may have depending on the time of the day, reciprocally investigating the impact of drugs of abuse on circadian rhythms, and studying addictive behaviors in the absence of functional clock genes, which has further revealed the involvement of clock components in drug-dependence development.

Biography Updated on 17 January 2013

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