Klaus Miczek, PhD

Klaus Miczek, PhD

Professor of Psychology



Certificate, Pädagogische Hochschule Berlin
PhD, Biopsychology, University of Chicago


Campus: Medford
Office: Bacon Hall
Laboratory: Bacon Hall

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-627-3414
Lab Phone: 617-627-2792
E-mail   Send an e-mail


Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs

Neuroscience, Pharmacology


Research Synopsis

Our psychopharmacology laboratory studies brain mechanisms of aggression, anxiety, social stress, and abuse of alcohol and other drugs. We integrate behavioral, physiological, and neuropharmacological research strategies. Brain serotonin and GABA systems are the focus of studies in individuals who show excessive aggression when consuming alcohol. When repeatedly stressed, stimulant abuse becomes more intense. This stress sensitization is studied at the level of gene expression, and regulation of receptors for amines and peptides.


Lab Members

Danielle Arena, PhD Student in Experimental Psychology Send an e-mail
Herbert Covington, Visiting Scholar Send an e-mail 
Michael Leonard, PhD Student in Experimental Psychology  Send an e-mail 
Emily Newman, PhD Student in Experimental Psychology Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Tom Sopko, Senior Research Assistant Send an e-mail 

Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research