About Barry Setlow
Barry Setlow received his PhD in 1998 from the University of California, Irvine, where he worked with Jim McGaugh on amygdala-striatal systems involved in consolidation of different forms of learning and memory. He went on to post-doctoral training with Michela Gallagher at Johns Hopkins University, where he continued work on the role of amygdala-striatal systems in different forms of learning, using both behavioral and single-unit electrophysiological recording techniques. From there he moved to a position as an assistant professor at Texas A&M University, where his research focussed on the effects of both acute and chronic exposure to drugs of abuse on cognition, with a particular focus on decision-making. Dr. Setlow joined the Department of Psychiatry in 2010, where he is continuing his research on interactions between drug abuse and decision-making, as well as collaborating with other UF investigators on animal models of age-related cognitive decline.
– behavioral, pharmacological, and neural basis of decision-making
– acute and chronic effects of drugs of abuse (stimulants, cannabinoids, opioids) on cognition and motivation
– neural mechanisms of age-related cognitive decline