Hyun-Jae Pi, Ph.D.

BBRF Grantee: 2016 – 2018

Brandeis University (former Lisman Laboratory)

(Received BBRF Grant while at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)

Severe impulsivity can lead to poor decisions, even in the face of negative consequences, and is implicated in diverse psychiatric conditions including addiction, aggression, bipolar disorder, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, and borderline personality disorder. Using state-of-the-art tools in animal models, Dr. Pi aims to quantify impulsive behaviors and identify the neural circuits that drive impulsivity.