Univerity of Florida
Barry Setlow received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine, where he worked with Jim McGaugh on amygdala-striatal systems involved in consolidation of different forms of learning and memory. He went on to post-doctoral training with Michela Gallagher at Johns Hopkins University, where he continued work on the role of amygdala-striatal systems in different forms of learning, using both behavioral and single-unit electrophysiological recording techniques. From there he moved to a position as an assistant professor at Texas A&M University, where his research focused on the effects of both acute and chronic exposure to drugs of abuse on cognition and motivation, with a particular focus on decision-making. Dr. Setlow joined the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Florida College of Medicine in 2010 as an associate professor. In his current research, he uses animal models to investigate behavioral and neural mechanisms by which chronic drug use causes lasting alterations in decision-making, as well as the neural basis of individual differences in decision-making across the lifespan. Dr. Setlow is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Aging.