Robert T. Matthews, PhD

Robert T. Matthews, PhD

Research Associate Professor, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

724 Robinson Research Building
(615) 343-3750


Research interests include the anatomy and physiology of (1) reward systems of the brain that are activated by abused drugs such as cocaine, and (2) limbic system brain areas involved in anxiety and stress. Of specific interest is how these brain systems interact to cause relapse of drug use by people previously addicted to drugs.