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The Sartor Lab utilizes behavioral, pharmacological, epigenetic, and cell type-specific analyses to investigate the neurobiological mechanisms underlying substance use disorder.


February 21, 2024: Afshin Seyednejad receives the John B. Morris Fellowship Award! Congrats Afshin!

February 20, 2024: Dr. Sartor receives the 2024 ASPET Division for Neuropharmacology Early Career Award!

February 12, 2024: Congrats to Maria Cruceta for being selected to present her poster at the Big East Research  Symposium in March!

November 3, 2023: Haley Whelchel and Tyler Vaglivelo receive the PharmD Honors Program Research Scholarship! Congrats Haley and Tyler!

October 30, 2023: Afshin Seyednejad receives the IBACS Travel Award! Congrats Afshin!

October 10, 2023: Congrats Maria! "Maria Cruceta Ramirez, a first year Pharm.D. student, is the second School of Pharmacy student to be named a McNair Scholar since the program’s conception."

October 2, 2023: Paper accepted! "The effects of (2R,6R)-Hydroxynorketamine on oxycodone withdrawal and reinstatement

August 8, 2023: Afshin Seyednejad wins the UConn SOP John Morris Travel Award. Congrats Afshin!

June 28, 2023: Dr. Sartor receives support from the UConn Scholarship Facilitation Fund to sponsor the 26th annual Neuroscience @ Storrs meeting in October.

May 12, 2023: Dr. Lu (PI) and Dr. Sartor (Co-I) receive the SPARK Technology Commercialization Fund to develop novel LAAM formulations for the treatment of opioid use disorder.

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