Prof. dr. L.J.M.J. (Louk) Vanderschuren

Animal Welfare

Prof. dr. L.J.M.J. (Louk) Vanderschuren obtained a MSc degree in Medical Biology (1990) and a PhD degree (1994) at UtrechtUniversity. As a post-doctoral fellow, he studied the neurobiology of drug addiction at the VU University Amsterdam and the University of Cambridge. In 2004 he was appointed staff member at the Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience (UMC Utrecht), and in 2010 he was appointed professor of behavioural neuroscience at UtrechtUniversity. His research deals with the neurobiology of social behavior, impulsive behavior and drug addiction.

He is President of the European Behavioural Pharmacology Society. Since 2020, he is Editor-in-Chief of Behavioural Pharmacology.