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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Port Allegany, Pa., native Dr. Darin J. Knapp has been named the associate director for faculty development in research at University of North Carolina Center for Faculty Excellence.
He brings 31 years of interdisciplinary basic research experience to the Center with extensive experience in mentoring, grant writing, research and publication.
Knapp received his PhD in biopsychology and behavioral neuroscience following his graduate work in behavioral and neuropharmacology at Rutgers University Center of Alcohol Studies. Upon completing his postdoctoral research fellowship at the Brain and Development Research Center. Knapp joined the faculty of the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies and continues his research into the behavioral and neural mechanisms involved in preference for alcohol and the sensitization of the alcohol withdrawal syndrome. He has authored more than 90 publications.
Knapp is also an instructor in the Department of Psychology and an adjunct associate professor in psychiatry at UNC, bringing experience from both the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine to this role.