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Panayotis (Peter) K. Thanos

Senior Research Scientist
University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Addiction; reward pathways in the brain; addictive disorders including drug abuse, alcoholism and obesity

Peter K. Thanos is an expert in the field of behavioral neuropharmacology, examining the role of the brain’s dopamine circuits in drug and alcohol abuse, as well as in obesity. 

His recent research has examined the effects of bariatric surgery, exercise, social environment and environmental enrichment on reward brain signaling and behavior, longevity and disease prevention. He has also studied the effects of specific genes associated with reward deficiency syndrome.   

Additional research in his lab examines the chronic effects of stimulants like methylphenidate (Ritalin), methamphetamine and alcohol on behavior, neurochemistry and brain structure and function as well as overall development.

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Panayotis (Peter) K. Thanos, PhD
Senior Research Scientist
University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions

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