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Justin S. Rhodes (born March 26, 1972) is an American neuroscientist and a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.He is affiliated with the Neuroscience Program, Program of Ecology, Evolution, & Conservation Biology, Institute for Genomic Biology, and the Neurotech group at Beckman Institute. After receiving a Bachelors of Science in biology at Stanford University, Rhodes went on to purse a PhD in Zoology. Under the supervision of Theodore Garland, Jr., he obtained his PhD in 2002 from University of Wisconsin-Madison. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University, he held a position as an instructor at Lewis & Clark College for a year before accepting a full-time faculty position in 2005 in the biological division of the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois. He is an emerging scientist in the field of neuroscience with research interests in exercise-induced hippocampal neurogenesis, neural circuitry involved in addictive behaviors, and brain plasticity in clownfish.
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