Heinrich Pinardo

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 inactivate new neurons with opto-electronic devices. After graduation, Heinrich began working as a full-time Research Technician in the laboratory. He started a full time position as Lab Manager in the Fall of 2016.








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.




1. Highest Distinction in Psychology (May 2016)


2. James Scholar Preble Undergraduate Research Award (Fall 2014, 2015; Spring 2014, 2015, 2016)


3. James E. Spoor Scholarship (Fall 2015)


4. Office of Undergraduate Research Conference Travel Grant (Fall 2015)


5. Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (Summer 2015)


6. Office of Undergraduate Research Conference Travel Grant (Fall 2014)


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