Addiction & Decision Neuroscience Lab
Lab Director: Anna Konova, PhD
The Addiction & Decision Neuroscience Laboratory at Rutgers University, directed by Dr. Anna Konova, studies motivational states, decision making, and addiction. We are affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry, the University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC), and the Brain Health Institute (BHI) at Rutgers University - New Brunswick. You can find out more about who we are here, and what we do here. If you are interested in joining our team or participating in a research study, go here. See below for recent lab news and get in touch!
08/04/23 Congrats and see-ya-later to our wonderful NeuroSURP summer student, Richard, who completely nailed his project and presentation!
07/03/23 NEW PAPER! What is the role of social connection in opioid use disorder and treatment engagement? Congrats to Emma on doing a deep dive into this important topic and on her first first-author paper!
05/12/23 We said a proper NY (well Brooklyn) goodbye to our postdoc and grad student mentor extraordinaire, Maëlle, as she heads to start as an associate investigator! Toutes nos félicitations, Maëlle!! We also saw Lauren off to grad school, and will miss her clinical insights dearly! Lastly, congrats to Syed on receiving the Henry Rutgers Thesis Award 🎊
02/10/23 We are grateful to receive a new grant from the New Jersey Health Foundation with Laura Bustamante (WUSTL) and Jon Cohen (Princeton) to examine the neurobiological and theoretical foundations of cognitive control symptoms of depression and the role of motivation to exert control!
09/03/22 We said goodbye to our great colleague and resident stats guru, Ananya, as he heads off to grad school. We are so proud and can't wait to see all of the incredible work he will do in this next phase!! 🤜 Luckily, we also welcomed (officially) two new lab members, Francesca & Sergej, who will take over the reigns. We look forward to working with you both! Lastly, congrats to Anna on receiving the Chancellor's Basic Science Award 🎊
Grounds for Sculpture, NJ
05/19/22 NEW PAPER! How much do people's preferences for risk and delay vary across days and 'in the wild'? Huge congrats to Manny on his first PhD paper! Also congrats to Kathryn and Maëlle on their travel awards from the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) and Multidisciplinary Conference on Reinforcement Learning & Decision Making (RLDM), respectively. We are excited for you to present your work in June!
08/10/21 NEW PAPER! Can we use 'dense fMRI neuroimaging' to better capture within-person variability and clinical trajectory in psychiatric disorders? Congrats also to Emma on being selected as a NJ Acts TL1 Fellow to support her thesis work on social connection and craving circuits!!
08/01/21 We said a NY/NJ goodbye to our amazing lab manager and founding lab member, Darla, as she heads off to grad school! We wish this rockstar the best of luck in this new phase and will miss her dearly ✨ We also welcomed two new lab members, Julia & Sahar, who will take over the reigns. We look forward to working with you both!
Coney Island, NY
05/20/21 Lab hike celebrating science and vaccines! The ADN lab is very grateful to receive a NIDA grant to study how optimism relates to decision-making under uncertainty in addiction and for the exciting science that is to come!! Congrats also to Manny for receiving the Primm-Singleton Award from the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD). 🎉
Round Valley Reservoir, NJ
08/22/20 ¡Cluster update! It has been a busy albeit strange summer for all. Even so, we have a lot to celebrate. Congrats to Kathryn on her grant award from the Center for Alcohol & Substance Use Studies on stress, addiction, and the LC-NE system, and her talk on this project at the 2020 College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) conference. Also a very big congrats to Manny for being selected as a TRACC-RU fellow in the NIH/NIDA-sponsored training program on translational addiction science. Finally, although we said goodbye to RAs Gabriela and Robert, we welcomed new MD student researcher Josh!
01/13/20 Welcome new postdoc Maëlle!! Also congrats to Adaugo who successfully defended her honors thesis and will be heading off to medical school!
06/12/19 Welcome new RAs Gabriela, Joany, Rhea, and Robert!! Also a sad goodbye to Ming who successfully defended his thesis and will start a new position at Amazon. Congrats and best of luck Ming!
09/16/18 With our collaborators at NYU, Data Cubed, and Universidad del Rosario, we joined the RWJF challenge to address the opioid epidemic using digital technologies and decision neuroscience. Our work was recently showcased at Health 2.0 held Sept. 16-17 in Santa Clara, CA. Check out our concept in this video!
09/07/18 We are open for business!