Vernon Garcia Rivas

Postdoctoral Associate

Hometown / Country:

San Salvador, El Salvador

Projects Involved:

Currently I’m studying sex differences in the neural circuit activity within the basolateral amygdala (BLA) at the intersection of stress and alcohol intake. I’m also interested in how nicotine can amplify the reinforcing value of other primary reinforcers.

Hobbies / Other Interests:

I love discovering the world: books, art, music, travels -both carefully planned and spontaneous-, a good glass of wine, a delicious plate of food, a good conversation. I have a weakness for desserts… and for making a fool of myself through karaoke.