Cassandra Retzlaff

Postdoctoral Associate,

Cassandra Retzlaff

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Lab Phone 612-624-0752

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Postdoctoral Associate

I am studying the role of nucleus accumbens somatostatin interneurons in opioid reward.


After getting my bachelor's degree in biochemistry from the University of Minnesota, I joined the graduate program at Vanderbilt University. There, I joined the laboratory of Randy Blakely, PhD and investigated the function of MBLAC1, a previously undiscovered enzyme expressed in the brain. After completing my PhD, I joined the laboratory of Patrick Rothwell, PhD for my postdoctoral training and have been focusing on neurobiological underpinnings of opioid reward and addiction.