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Yasmin Zakiniaeiz, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

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Yasmin Zakiniaeiz, PhD


Dr. Zakiniaeiz’s work broadly focuses on investigating the neural and molecular circuitry underlying several types of addictions and at-risk populations, such as alcohol use disorder, tobacco smoking, prenatally cocaine-exposed adolescents, and gambling disorder, using two neuroimaging techniques – functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and positron emission tomography (PET). Her work also emphasizes the importance of sex as a biological variable in the study of addiction.

Education & Training

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow
    Yale University, Radiology and Biomedical Imaging (2020)
  • PhD
    Yale University, Neuroscience (2018)
  • BA
    Hunter College, Biology and Psychology (2013)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Travel AwardAmerican College of Neuropsychopharmacology2022

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