Dongju Seo, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Organizations

Connecticut Mental Health Center

Research Summary

My research is focused on understanding neural mechanisms underlying the link between stress and addiction and developing effective treatment strategies for stress- and addiction- related illnesses. I use multimodal neuroimaging combining functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalogram (ECG), and endocrine measurements to examine neurobiological correlates of stress, autonomic nervous system, and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis regulation and their roles in addictive disorders. I am interested in developing an interdisciplinary program of translational research to identify common and differential neural circuits involved in various types of addictive disorders (e.g, alcoholism, obesity, and other substance abuse) with the application of advanced multimodal neuroimaging techniques.

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