Graduate Department of Psychological Clinical Science - Suzanne Erb

Suzanne Erb, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
erb@utsc.utoronto.ca

Suzanne Erb is interested in the neurobiology of relapse to drug seeking and the interface between neurobiology and behavior in the study of substance abuse. She is particularly interested in how the brain changes at neurotransmitter system and gene expression levels as a consequence of a history of drug exposure, and how these changes are manifest in behavior. Although a number of significant neurobiological changes occur in the early stages of drug withdrawal (first several days), it is the potential for enduring, long-term changes (those that persist or may only emerge after weeks or months of withdrawal), and how these changes may render a former user vulnerable to episodes of relapse, that is of particular interest to her.