Episode 4: Zapping Addiction


On this episode, Dr. Meaghan Creed, a neuroscientist and good friend of both Leena and Shannon, joins us from Balitmore, Maryland. Meaghan got her HBSc in Psychology & Neuroscience at the University of Toronto, and then got her PhD in Neuroscience also at the University of Toronto. She studies how cocaine re-wires the brain’s reward circuitry, and she developed a new treatment that can reverse how cocaine rewires the brain.  She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine, in the U.S. We talked about her interest in arctic tomatoes and the Canadian seal hunt, 80 hour work weeks, and her work investigating a new hope for the treatment of drug addition.