Research section: Behavioral and Translational Neuroscience
Office: O2 13W11
Cognition, decision-making, impulsivity, psychopharmacology, psychiatry.
Trained as a biological and experimental psychologist at Utrecht University (degree in 1997), Tommy Pattij obtained a PhD in preclinical psychopharmacology with a focus on affective disorders at that university in 2002. He then pursued his career and received postdoctoral training in neuroanatomy focusing on sexual dysfunctions at the St. Radboud University Medical Center (Nijmegen) and during this period he shortly worked as a visiting scientist at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine (Cincinnati, USA). In 2004 he joined the group of prof. dr. A.N.M. Schoffelmeer in this department (VU university medical center, Amsterdam), first as a postdoctoral research fellow and from november 2007 as assistant professor. The main research interest of his work is to unravel the neurobiology of executive cognitive functions in relation to psychiatric disorders such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and drug addiction in order to provide the scientific rationale for the development of innovative pharmacotherapies.