Chris Pierce, Ph.D.

Professor, Brain Health Institute and Psychiatry
Associate Director for Education and Training in BHI
Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
683 Hoes Lane West, Room 158
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Office: (732) 235-5949
Lab: (215) 573-5202/5204
Fax: (215) 573-7605

About Chris

Dr. Chris Pierce has led the Laboratory of Addiction Neuroscience since 1997, beginning at the Boston University School of Medicine, moving to the UPenn School of Medicine in 2008, and finally to Rutgers' Department of Psychiatry and Brain Health Institute in 2020. A Kentucky native (and still a passionate supporter of Wildcat basketball), Chris received his undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky, where he first participated in neuroscience research in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Bardo. He received a PhD in neuroscience and psychology from Indiana University in 1993, where his mentor was Dr. George Rebec. Chris continued his training as a post-doctoral fellow in Dr. Peter Kalivas’ laboratory at Washington State University.