Dr. Fry is an Assistant Professor of Medicine (teaching-track) in the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences. He currently teaches Neurobiology, Advanced Neurobiology, and Clinical Neuroanatomy. Prior to joining the Burnett School faculty, his research focused on the use of in-vivo optogenetic and chemogenetic techniques as a means of investigating the role of midbrain dopaminergic circuitry in animal models of learning, memory, and neuropsychiatric illness. He maintains an active interest in the neurobiological mechanisms underlying schizophrenia and, in particular, the generation and maintenance of hallucinations.


Fry, B. R., Roberts, D., Thakkar, K., Johnson, A.W. (2022). Variables influencing conditioning-evoked hallucinations: overview and future applications. Psychological Medicine, accepted—in press.

Fry, B. R., Pence, N. T., McLocklin, A., & Johnson, A. W. (2021). Disruptions in effort-based decision-making following acute optogenetic stimulation of ventral tegmental area dopamine cells. Learning & Memory, 28(4), 104-108.

Fry, B. R., Russell, N., Gifford, R., Robles, C. F., Manning, C. E., Sawa, A., … & Johnson, A. W. (2020). Assessing reality testing in mice through dopamine-dependent associatively evoked processing of absent gustatory stimuli. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 46(1), 54-67.

Zona, L. C., Fry, B. R., LaLonde, J. A., & Cromwell, H. C. (2017). Effects of anandamide administration on components of reward processing during free choice. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 158, 14-21.

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