Welcome to Behavioral Neuroscience Lab

Prinicipal Investigator :: Dr. Sergios (Sergey) Charntikov



Assistant Professor of Psychology
University of New Hampshire
15 Academic Way
Durham, NH 03824
Tel. 603/862-5490


Dr. Sergios (Sergey) Charntikov is an Assistant Professor of Psychology. He joined the UNH faculty in 2015 after completing his Ph.D. in behavioral neuroscience at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Charntikov teaches undergraduate level classes related to behavioral neuroscience and addiction. His research program focuses on applying multidisciplinary approach to study behavior and neurobiology associated with substance use disorder. This approach encompasses a) investigation of short- and long-term effects of drugs of abuse, b) investigation and development of treatment relevant strategies, and c) improvement of existing and development of novel relapse prevention strategies.

Graduate Student :: Theodore Kazan

Ted graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2016 with a B.S. in Neuroscience and Behavior. During his sophomore, junior and senior years at UNH Ted worked for Dr. Robert Mair, using electrophysiological implants to study single cell activity in thalamus and prefrontal cortex during goal-directed behavioral tasks. Ted began working in Dr. Charntikov’s lab during his senior year at UNH, where he soon began to develop a passion for studying the behavioral and neurological underpinnings involved in substance abuse and addiction. Later, Ted was accepted to the Brain, Behavior, and Cognition graduate program at the University of New Hampshire to work in Dr. Charntikov lab. Ted is interested in neurobiology and behavior involved in the associative learning processes of addiction. In his free time Ted enjoys playing golf, listening to music, watching movies, going to concerts and watching the Celtics.



                            Research Conference                                              Research Conference


Amanda LeBel, Craig Stone, Daniel Hertia, Emily Estes, Erin Hart, Ian Gliser, Kelly Trainor, Nicole Cova, Stephanie Trusty, Tara Morong. 


Adam Huynh, Aeriela Thornton, Anton Quintana, Ashlea L Scruton, Basmah M El-Faramawi, Jordan O’Brien, Julia R Cunningham, Madison Ravo, Megan Duranko, Megan E Cooley, Molly Riehs, Sara White, Sara Bardales, Shannon E Guare, Sydney Ham