David Matuskey MD

Associate Research Scientist in Diagnostic Radiology and in Psychiatry; Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry; Medical Director, Yale Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Center

Biographical Info

In my current role in research at Yale, I have been working on understanding the underlying pathology of cocaine addiction with fMRI, sleep studies, human self-administration studies and PET neuroimaging. The PET studies have focused on the role of dopamine D3 and serotonin 1B with respect to the rewarding properties (i.e. behavioral sensitization) of cocaine in dependent subjects. Recent interests include how factors such as age and social status may influence the molecular basis of addictions.

Education & Training

University of South Florida (1998)
University of South Florida (1998)
St Matthew's University School of Medicine (2005)
University of Connecticut, Psychiatry (2005 - 2008)
Senior Resident
Yale University, Psychiatry (2008 - 2009)
Clinical Neuroscience Research Fellow
Yale University, Psychiatry (2009 - 2010)

Honors & Recognition

  • NARSAD Young Investigator Award
    NARSAD (2010)
  • Michael Kuhar Travel Award
    International Drug and Alcohol Research Society (2011)
  • NIDA-ISAM Travel Fellowship
    NIDA-ISAM (2011)

Professional Service

  • Working Group, Yale Global Mental Health Program (1/1/2008 - 1/1/2011)

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