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About Us

Welcome to the website of
Gary B. Kaplan, M.D. Professor of Psychiatry, Pharmacology, and Psychology and Kaplan Lab. The goal of our research is to better understand the effects of drugs and addiction on the brain and human behavior.

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

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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. Heinrichs SC, Leite-Morris KA, Rasmusson AM, Kaplan GB. Repeated treatment with valproate facilitates fear extinction under specific stimulus conditions. Neurosci Lett, in press, 2013 Jul 31

2. Heinrichs SC, Leite-Morris KA, Guy MD, Goldberg LR, Young AJ, Kaplan GB. Dendritic structural plasticity in the basolateral amygdala after fear conditioning and its extinction. Behav Brain Res. 248C:80-84, 2013

3. Nic Dhonnchadha BÁ, Lin A, Leite-Morris KA, Kaplan GB, HY Man and KM Kantak. Alterations in expression and phosphorylation of GluA1 receptors following cocaine-cue extinction learning. Behav Brain Res. 238:119-23, 2012

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