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About Us

Welcome to the website of
Gary B. Kaplan, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics and to the Kaplan Lab. The goal of our research is to better understand the neurobiology of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Brain Injury and Addiction.

Our lab utilizes state-of-the-art methods in behavioral neuroscience, neuroanatomy, and neurochemistry.

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Contact Us

Gary B. Kaplan, M.D. Professor of Psychiatry, Pharmacology &
Experimental Therapeutics Boston University School of Medicine


Director of Mental Health Service
VA Boston Healthcare System
150 South Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02130

Phone: 774-826-2473
Fax: 774-826-3129



1. Kobrin KL*, Moody O, Arena DT, Moore CF, Heinrichs SC, Kaplan GB. Acquisition of morphine conditioned place preference increases the dendritic complexity of nucleus accumbens core neurons. Addiction Biology, epub on June 19, 2015

2. Liverant G, Sloan DM, Pizzagalli DA, Harte CB, Kamholz BW, Rosebrock LE, Cohen AL, Fava M, Kaplan GB. Associations among smoking, anhedonia, and reward learning in depression. Behavior Therapy 45:651-663, 2014

3. Leite-Morris KA, Kobrin KL, Guy MD, Young AJ, Heinrichs SC, Kaplan GB. Extinction of opiate reward reduces dendritic arborization and c-Fos expression in the nucleus accumbens core.. Behav Brain Res 263:51-9, 2014

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