Panayotis (Peter) K. Thanos, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

Behavioral Neuropharmacology

Research Associate Professor, Psychology

Contact Information

1021 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14203-1016
Phone: (716) 881-7520


Primary Research Areas

The role of the mesolimbic dopamine circuit in addictive disorders with a focus on drug abuse, alcoholism and obesity

Research Projects

Cardozo | Thanos
Researchers are working to develop a combined cocaine and HIV vaccine based on a common protein scaffold shared by vaccines already in use.  
Thanos | Hajnal
Researchers will investigate the potential neurological causes of increased propensity for alcohol use disorders by individuals who have undergone gastric bypass surgery.
Komatsu | Thanos | Hadjiargyrou
The overall goal of this research is to determine if methyphenidate (MP), sold as Ritalin, is harmful to skeletal development and if so, how to reduce its adverse effects.