Boris B. Quednow

Keywords: Cocaine, MDMA, genetics, SNP, schizophrenia, gating, neuropsychology, addiction, PET, serotonin, dopamine, startle, decision-making, social cognition

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Biography

Boris B. Quednow studied psychology and pharmacy at the University of Bonn. He wrote his dissertation on the neurobiological consequences of ecstasy (MDMA) use at the University of Bochum, Germany, and worked as a research assistant at the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Bonn, Germany, and Zurich, Switzerland. At present, he is an assistant professor at the University Hospital of Psychiatry in Zurich in the framework of a professorship grant of the Swiss National Science Foundation. His main research interests are the behavioral neurotoxicology of illegal drug use, the neurochemistry and genetics of endophenotyps of schizophrenia and the neurobiology of disturbed cognitive functions in psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and addiction.

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