Mclean Hospital

Yanaira Alonso-Caraballo, PhD

McLean Hospital Title:
Harvard Medical School Title:
  • 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.


Basic NeuroscienceGender/Sex Differences


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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


Office Address:

Belmont campus - Mailman Research Center, Room 205

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