Brandon Harvey

Mentor: Dr. Habibeh Khoshbouei
College of Medicine
 
"I became involved with research to study the neurochemical mechanisms behind drug addiction, and to learn how to do research from skilled graduate students and professors."

Major

Psychology - Cognitive/Behavioral Neuroscience Concentration

Minor

Chemistry, Classics

Research Interests

  • Neurodegenerative Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Psychopharmacology

Academic Awards

  • HHMI Science for Life Award - 2014

Organizations

  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Neuroscience Club
  • United for Care

Volunteer

  • N/A

Hobbies and Interests

  • Music Production

Research Description

Comparison of the Fluorescent Molecular Probes ASP+ and IDT-307
The goal of my research is to characterize the action of a novel fluorescent molecular probe for the dopamine transporter, IDT-307, and compare its efficacy to that of the well-established ASP+. These chemicals can be visualized on a confocal microscope to study the expression of dopamine transporter in cultured cells, with hopeful applications in neuron culture to be further researched.