Nancy Pilotte

Dr. Nancy Pilotte is now joining the chat. She is a neuroscientist whose expertise is in the neuroendocrine aspects of drug abuse (how hormones influence the activity of the brain) and using new, dynamic methods to identify the neural circuits that are changed by stimulants like cocaine and narcotics like prescription pain-killers as well as the long-term changes that occur in the brain as a result of repeated exposure to these drugs and their withdrawal. When she is not at work, she enjoys making homemade ice cream, sailing, and making colorful quilts and jewelry.