CBBC Faculty Profile

Jay Schulkin, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Dept of Physiology and Biophysics

Campus Address:
Basic Science Building

Mailing Address:
Department of Physiology, Basic Sciences Building, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Tel: 202-863-2504
Fax: 202-863-2994
E-mail: jschulkin@acog.org

Research Interests:
The cognitive and biochemical neuroscience of appetitive and fear-related events.

Research Summary:
We study the biological mechanisms of both appetitive and avoidance (fear)-related behaviors. Our focus has been on three species: human, monkey, and the rat. In particular, we look at how the brain adapts to diverse conditions under normal and pathological conditions. Other research interests include the cognitive and neural systems that underlie social knowledge, the philosophy of cognitive sciences, and human information processing systems.

Psychobiology, neuroscience, neuroendocrinology

Populations Studied:
People, rats, and monkeys.

Methods Used:
Behavioral studies, lesion and hormone impant studies, in situ histochemistry, fMRI.