Principal Investigator

Xuan (Anna) Li, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor 
Department of Psychology
University of Maryland College Park

        Anna received her Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago. During her Ph.D. training in Dr. Marina Wolf's lab, she studied the role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor and associated AMPA receptor trafficking in incubation of cocaine craving. Anna completed her postdoctoral training in Dr. Yavin Shaham's laboratory at National Institute on Drug Abuse in Baltimore, under the co-mentorship of Drs. Eric Nestler (Mount Sinai School of Medicine) and Chris Cowan (Medical University of South Carolina). Her postdoc work focused on the circuit and epigenetic mechanisms underlying incubation of methamphetamine craving. Anna joined the Department of Psychology at University of Maryland College Park in January 2018.
        In her free time, Anna enjoys hiking with her golden retriever, Joy.

Research Technician

Ian Davis

      Ian is a recent graduate from Kansas State University. As an undergraduate student, Ian worked with in two research laboratories, focusing on impusivisity and decision-making in rats, and cognition and memory in humans. Ian joined the Li lab in June 2018. 
     In his free time, Ian enjoys going on trail runs with his dog and spending time with his friends and family.

Undergraduate research assistant

Eddy Yang

 Major: Psychology; Minor: Neuroscience
 Expected to graduate in Winter 2020

Syrus Razavi

 Major: Neurobiology and Physiology
 Expected to graduate in Spring 2021


Quick links

Department of Psychology
University of Maryland, College Park
2123D, Biology/Psychology Building
4094 Campus Dr., College Park, MD 20742

​Office Tel: 301-405-4892

Department of Psychology
NACS Graduate Program
Brain and Behavioral Initiative
Li faculty page
Society of Neuroscience
National Institute on Drug Abuse

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