The Kinsey Lab

  • medical cannabis
    A goal of our research is to investigate the potential medical benefits of chemicals produced by the cannabis plant

Welcome!

Our lab uses tools from behavioral neuroscience, pharmacology, and immunology to study the endocannabinoid and opioid systems, as well as other targets. Our goal is to find new ways to reduce pain and substance use disorders.

Interested in getting involved? We are actively recruiting PhD students. Join the team!

Lab Updates

Undergraduate research assistant Yasmin Schrom awarded Psychology Undergraduate Research Grant!

CBD altered to THC sold in Connecticut despite law
https://www.ctinsider.com/cannabis/article/CBD-altered-to-THC-may-be-sold-in-Connecticut-17525521.php

Both Types of THC Get You High–So Why is Only One Illegal?
https://today.uconn.edu/2022/10/191210/

PhD Students Carl Rodriguez & Matt Reck both awarded Trainee Pain Research Grants from the UConn Center for Advancement in Managing Pain!

Kinsey lab is awarded grant to study opioid-induced pain.
https://today.uconn.edu/2021/09/nursing-researcher-investigating-treatment-to-increased-pain-sensitivity-from-opioid-use/

Lab member Bella Sanchez was highlighted in UConn Today! This article is about her grant-funded research on arthritis.
https://today.uconn.edu/2021/06/summer-undergraduate-researcher-isabella-sanchez-22-nurs/