Christa Houck, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Office | Davie Hall, CB# 3270
Email | chouck@email.unc.edu

Biography:

B.S. Neuroscience & Spanish, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
Ph.D. Psychology, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

As a postdoctoral fellow in the Thiele lab, I am interested in better understanding the neural circuits underlying binge drinking and how neuropeptide Y contributes to this problematic behavior.  Specifically, my research looks at the role of the prefrontal cortex and its projections in a model for binge-like alcohol drinking.

Outside of the lab, I love to run and rock climb almost as much as I enjoy watching Netflix and discovering new North Carolina beers.