Ryan Lacy, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Franklin & Marshall College
Dr. Ryan Lacy received his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina. His dissertation research focused on developing an animal model of prenatal nicotine exposure and examined the future susceptibility to drug abuse behaviors in exposed offspring. Dr. Lacy also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Davidson College where he investigated the effects of exercise and social interactions on drug self-administration. His research interests are focused on factors that influence learning and motivated behavior as they relate to drug abuse liability at the preclinical level. The goal of this research is to understand the multi-faceted problem of drug abuse, using animal models, and how this research can inform our knowledge of drug use/abuse in human populations.
Justin C. Strickland, Ph.D.
Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Dr. Justin Strickland received his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky in 2019 in the field of behavioral pharmacology. His current research focuses on using human laboratory techniques to understand the behavioral and pharmacological mechanisms contributing to substance use disorders. He utilizes an interdisciplinary approach that combines techniques and theoretical perspectives used in the experimental analysis of behavior, neuroscience, and behavioral economics. He is particularly interested in the role that exteroceptive and interoceptive drug cues play in the development of substance use disorders and their resistance to treatment interventions.