Luke Norena is a research assistant at the Healthy Brain Network. He studied behavioral neuroscience at Connecticut College and then went on to spend time conducting research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and at Columbia University Medical Center. In these labs, he studied DREADDS technology as well as the molecular biology and neurophysiology of striatal structures associated with goal-oriented behaviors and substance abuse.
As a research assistant, Luke will work with other members of the Healthy Brain Network clinical research team to complete interviews and activities for study participants. Luke’s specific interests include the diagnoses and treatment of mental health disorders associated with trauma. He hopes to pursue a doctoral degree with the intention of becoming a licensed clinician.
- BS, Behavioral Neuroscience, Connecticut College