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Matthew Schmit

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Completed Degrees: 
B.S. Neuroscience and Cognitive Science
B.S. Molecular and Cellular Biology
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Research Interests: 
Neural Circuits Feeding and Anxiety Behavior
Research Summary: 
My research focuses on understanding the role of the Central Amygdala (CeA) in eliciting and regulating feeding and anxiety-related behaviors. To approach this problem I use optogenetics to manipulate neural populations in the CeA and observe the resulting changes in behavior.

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