Jerry B. Richards, PhD

Jerry B. Richards, PhD.

Senior Research Scientist


Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Contact Information

1021 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14203-1016
Phone: (716) 887-2211

Primary Research Areas

Drug abuse, animal and human models of impulsivity, sensation seeking, behavioral neuroscience, and the experimental analysis of behavior.

Research Publications Expertise

Research Agenda

Dr. Richards’ research focuses on developing animal models of behavioral regulation that can be used to investigate the processes that underlie predisposition to substance use disorders. His studies seek to understand the behavioral processes and traits that may lead to poor self-regulation. In developing animal models of impulsivity and sensation seeking, his research seeks to expand clinical knowledge of how these factors relate to the predisposition for individuals to engage in risky behaviors such as drug use.

Areas of Expertise

  • Neuroscience
  • Behavioral neuroscience
  • Animal behavior
  • Biological psychology
  • Experimental psychology