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Associate Professor of Pharmacology Melissa Herman, PhD, was featured in one of the nation’s most popular science podcasts, Science Vs, in an episode that examines common misconceptions regarding vaping and health. Dr. Herman discussed her lab’s research using preclinical rodent models to examine how nicotine intake via vape exposure affects inhibitory synaptic responses in the ventral tegmental area (VTA), an area of the brain known for regulating reward consumption and addiction behaviors. The episode can be accessed here.