Heinrich Pinardo graduated with a B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Psychology with a Minor in French and Chemistry from the University of Illinois in 2016. He started in the Rhodes' lab in 2012 as an undergraduate research assistant with interests in understanding drug addictions using conditioned place preference. For his honors thesis, Heinrich evaluated a novel transgenic mouse model that would allow him to inactive new neurons with opto-electronic devices. After graduation, Heinrich began working as a full-time Research Technician in the laboratory.
1. Mustroph, M.L., Merritt, J.R., Holloway, A.L., Pinardo, H., Miller, D.S., Kilby, C.N., Bucko, P.J., Wyer, A., and Rhodes, J.S. 2014. Increased adult hippocampal neurogenesis is not necessary for wheel running to abolish conditioned place preference for cocaine in mice. European Journal of Neuroscience 41(2):216-26.
2. Mustroph, M.L., Pinardo, H., Merritt, J.R., and Rhodes, J.S. 2016. Parameters for abolishing conditioned place preference for cocaine from running and environmental enrichment in male C57BL/6J mice. Behavioural Brain Research 312:366-373.