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 FellowYale University, Radiology and Biomedical Imaging (2020)
- PhDYale University, Neuroscience (2018)
- BAHunter College, Biology and Psychology (2013)