Michel Companion

Doctored Photo2Graduate Student

Office | Davie Hall, CB# 3270

Email | macompan@live.unc.edu

Biography:

B.S. Psychology and Neuroscience, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

Since joining Dr. Thiele’s lab in 2015, my focus has been on investigating the neuromechanisms of GABA circuitry co-releasing neuropeptides and the role that these circuits may play in modulating of binge-like drinking behaviors. My specific interests are major stress and reward areas such as the extended amygdala and central amygdala, and how these regions influence the output of aversion driven learning; from the habenula.

In my spare time I enjoy chillin’ with my dog, Houston, and exploring local, live music venues. I also enjoy walks on the beach and flameless, candle-light dinners.

For more information: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michel-companion