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Dr. Craig Werner

2019 CCB Fellow

Craig Werner

Craig is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Neural Engineering Unit of the Behavioral Neuroscience Research Branch at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). As a 2019 CCB Fellow, Craig is studying how neural ensembles encode compulsive food seeking using miniaturized fluorescent microscopy (miniScope) imaging techniques. His long-term goal is to understand how microcircuits in the brain encode reward seeking in substance use disorder and relapse.

Craig received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in 2015. During his graduate training, he used preclinical models to study molecular mechanisms underlying synaptic plasticity during drug abstinence and relapse.