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Asti Jackson, PhD

Assistant Professor Adjunct of Psychiatry

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Asti Jackson, PhD


Dr. Asti Jackson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. She received her PhD in Behavioral Pharmacology at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2017. During her doctoral studies she investigated the role of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in mouse models of nicotine dependence. 

Her current research utilizes experimental paradigms and focuses on prioritized groups in tobacco research: adolescents, people who smoke menthol cigarettes and Black people. 

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Pharmacology (2017)
  • BS
    Georgia State University, Biology (2013)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Pediatric Loan Repayment AwardNational Institute on Drug Abuse2019
Junior Investigator Award Research Society on Alcoholism2019
Learning for Early Careers in Addiction and Diversity ScholarUniversity of California, San Francisco2019
Health Disparities Travel AwardSociety for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco2019
NIDA Director’s Travel AwardCollege on Problems of Drug Dependence2018

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