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Josh Larkin and Nile Graddis were recently recognized as Mary Gates Fellows

Joshua Larkin and Nile Graddis work in Sheri Mizumori's laboratory under the supervision of Marsha Penner (postdoc). Both Josh and Nile investigate (from different perspectives) interactions between the hippocampus and midbrain dopamine systems so that we can better understand the neural basis by which context information shapes reward-based learning.  

Nile's project is titled Finding lunch: The role of phasic dopamine release in the hippocampus

Josh's research is titled The effect of context and midbrain inactivation on risk task learning.