Yanaira Alonso-Caraballo, PhD
Research Fellow, Neurobiology of Motivated Behavior Laboratory
- Research Fellow in Psychiatry
Yanaira Alonso-Caraballo, PhD, graduated from the Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University of Michigan. As a graduate student, Dr. Alonso-Caraballo, studied the role of the estrous cycle and ovarian hormones on cue-induced food-seeking behaviors on female rats in the laboratory of Dr. Carrie Ferrario.
Currently, Dr. Alonso-Caraballo, is a NIH DSPAN (F99/K00) post-doctoral research fellow in the laboratories of Dr. Elena Chartoff (primary sponsor) and Dr. Vadim Bolshakov (co-sponsor). Her research is focused on investigating the role of the estrous cycle and ovarian hormones on the behavioral and electrophysiological mechanisms of incubation of oxycodone craving in female rats.
Education & Training
- 2013 BS in Biomedical Sciences, University of Puerto Rico at Ponce
- 2020 PhD Neuroscience, University of Michigan
- 2020-Present Post-Doctoral NIH DSPAN (F99/K00) Fellowship, McLean Hospital