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Samar Khalil

Matthew Clasen in garden near lab building.

I recently defenced my doctoral dissertation titled, "Long-term western diet consumption increases cocaine self-administration in male Sprague-Dawley rats", which was chosen to receive American University's Center for Behavioral Neuroscience's Summer 2017 Research Award. In August 2018, I will graduate from Dr. Anthony L. Riley's Psychopharmacology laboratory and will begin a Visiting Assistant Professor position teaching psychology and neuroscience at Williams College. 

At Williams College, I will maintain an undergraduate research lab investigating the impact of Western diet consumption on drug self-administration. In addition to developing a systematic program of research, I will continue to work hard to also teach and mentor students from low SES backgrounds.